Gaia is a free and open-source Kodi video streaming addon, targeted at boffins who want the best movie and television experience with high quality streams in 4K HDR and with proper surround sound. Gaia can stream from torrent, usenet, and hoster sources through a variety of paid debrid services, or through free torrent streaming addons such as Elementum or Quasar. Metadata and images are available from a range of different providers, with full Trakt integration for list management, playback progress, watched history, user ratings, and much more. Gaia is fully customizable, allowing users to fine-tune the addon to their liking.
Debrid services download torrents, usenet, and other premium links on behalf of the user, who can then stream the files directly from the debrid server. Many debrid services also cache files, allowing users to stream files that other users previously accessed, without having to wait for the download to finish. Although debrid services require a paid subscription, they generally provider faster streaming speeds than free hosters, since they utilize dedicated servers or CDNs. In addition, debrid servers download the files for you, further protecting your privacy, since your public IP address is neither revealed on the torrent network, nor to third-party hosters.
Gaia has integrated various other media platforms. Orion is an indexer that provides fast access to a huge selection of torrent, usenet, and hoster links. Orion also offers additional features for debrid services that do not have full native supported in Gaia. EasyNews is similar to a debrid service, but only offers access to the usenet network. EasyNews provides premium links and direct streaming from the usenet, and is a good alternative for countries where torrent access is restricted. Jellyfin and Emby are media centers similar to Kodi, often with self-hosted content on private servers. Gaia can search Jellyfin and Emby servers and directly stream from them, as an alternative to debrid services.
Gaia retrieves metadata and images from a variety of sources. Trakt also provides additional features, like list management, playback progress, watched history, user ratings, and more. These sources provide free access to their metadata and images. Consider donating to these projects or supporting them in other ways.
Gaia has integrated other services for additional features. OpenSubtitles provides supplementary subtitles if none are included in the video file, or they are not in a language you understand. YouTube allows you to view trailers, season recaps, and extra videos in Gaia.
Gaia can be installed in Kodi in one of two ways. Either add the repository link to Kodi'sand then download and install Gaia from the repository directly in Kodi. Or the repository addon ZIP, copy it over to your Kodi device, install it, and then download Gaia from there. Gaia has two different types of repositories. The core repository only contains the essential addons needed to install Gaia, but does not have optional third-party addons which can be installed to extend the functionality of Gaia. The full repository contains all essential and optional third-party addons.
Browse the Gaia repository on Github. There are four different repositories. The main repository contains the latest stable release. The test repository occasionally has beta versions for those who want to test early unstable releases. The source repository contains the source code for third-party developers. The legacy repository contains the old Gaia 5 version for those with very old devices. The legacy repository is not maintained or updated anymore.
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Consider donating to keep the lights on and the development of Gaia going. The project takes a lot of time to maintain. There are also various running costs, like server rentals, domain lease, and maintaining premium services used for development. Gaia is completely free and a donation, however small, goes a long way.