Initially, we had BoB, then BoB Unrestricted followed and now we have BoB Unleashed, which is by far the most impressive release in the series. BoB Unleashed offers a great selection of content and it is considered by many as the best add-on for Kodi. It provides such a wide variety of content that you will feel as if you had several add-ons in one. Here, we will go through the steps that you need to follow in order to be able to install and configure this add-on. We’ll also check the best elements and features that make BoB Unleashed such a great solution.
Use a VPN for Privacy
Before we start with the guide, we need to talk about the importance of using a VPN service. When you connect to the internet, your activities may be monitored by your ISP or other parties. If your ISP or copyright holders find out that you are accessing pirated content, there is a big chance that you will get infringement notices and it is possible that your account is terminated. While we advise you to opt for legitimate streaming services, even if you are using them, a VPN comes handy. This is because a VPN encrypts your data, which prevents other people from seeing what you are doing online. Your VPN keeps your online activities private and it also lets you bypass geographical blocks.
When you connect to a VPN, your real IP address is disguised and you can trick websites and apps into thinking that you are in a different location. This means that if you connect to a VPN server in the US, you will get a US IP address, which allows you to access content that is only available in that country.There are many VPN providers available, which can make you feel overwhelmed when you are trying to choose the right option for your needs. To help you with the decision, we advise you to focus on the following factors that will ensure that you enjoy the best possible experience:
- Fast speeds are crucial as they will allow you to avoid buffering issues
- Make sure that your provider doesn’t apply usage restrictions so that you can access content at full speed
- Look for a provider that doesn’t keep logs of your online activities
- You also need to ensure that the provider supports a variety of platforms. This will give you flexibility to use the service in all your devices.
Taking the above aspects into consideration, we recommend well-established provider such as ExpressVPN, IPVanish, Private Internet Access, NordVPN and PureVPN. They offer good speeds for streaming or downloading and don’t impose speed caps. You can enjoy unlimited bandwidth, unrestricted traffic and access to a vast selection of servers around the world. These providers don’t keep logs of your online activities and they offer high quality software compatible with a variety of platforms. In addition, they offer features designed to protect your internet traffic and to ensure that you enjoy the best possible experience when you are online.
How to install BoB Unleashed
The installation process is very similar to the one that you need to follow with other add-ons. The first step is to configure a source from which you then have to install a repository. The final step is to actually install the add-on from the repository that you previously installed. By following the step by step instructions, you will be able to get the add ready in just a matter of minutes. In order to be able to install any add-on from a third-party repository, the first step needed is to enable Unknown Sources in Kodi. Here is what you need to do to ensure that this option is enabled:
- Go to Settings from the Kodi home screen, which is the little gear icon located at the top left.
- Click the System Settings button
- On the left pane, click Add-ons
- Ensure that the switch next to Unknown Sources is on. Just check that it is White instead of Gray. Otherwise, click it to enable Unknown Sources.
How to add the Repository Source
- From the Kodi home screen, click the Settings icon, which is the one that looks like a gear.
- Click the File Manager button
- From the File manager screen click twice on Add Source on the left pane
- Click None and then enter the following: http://nan.aftermathwizard.net/nanrepo/ then click OK.
- Select the box under “Enter a name for this media source” and enter “NAN” instead of “portal”. Then click OK once you finish.
While it would be possible to leave the source’s name as “portal”, NAN is the option that is more suitable as it reflects the fact that this is the source for the NoobsAndNerds repository.
How to add the NoobsAndNerds Repository
Once you have added the source, it is time to install the NoobsAndNerds repository. A repository is a location from where Kodi add-ons can be installed. The main advantage of using repositories is that they are able to take care of the process of installing any add-on required, apart from the one you are installing, which makes sure that dependencies are addressed.
- From the Kodi home screen, click Add-ons on the left pane and then click the Package Browser icon that is at the top left of the screen. It looks like an open box.
- Select install from zip file and then select the file source you previously added (NAN). Then click “noobsandnerds Repo (X.X.X).zip”.
- Allow some time and then a message will appear at the top of the screen to let you know that the repository has been successfully installed.
How to add the BoB Unleased add-on
The final step is installing the add-on. Here are the steps:
- Go back to the Add-on browser screen and click Install from repository
- From the list, select noobsandnerds Repository
- Click Video add-ons from the list of add-ons available and then find and click BoB Unleashed.
- From the BoB Unleased screen, just click Install to install the add-on. Allow some time for the installation to complete. Once it is done, you will see a confirmation message at the top right of the screen. That is all, the BoB Unleashed add-on is now installed.
How to set up and configure BoB Unleashed
You need to complete some initial configuration steps before you can use the add-on. You will see a message asking you if you want to run the Setup Wizard. Here, you need to click Yes. Then, you will be asked to select a metadata provider. This will be used to show additional information about movies when you are browsing them in the add-on. The two options available are TRACKT and TMDB (The Movie DataBase) and you just need to click the provider that you want to use.
Then, you will be asked to select the TV metadata provider. The choices available in this case are TVDB (The TV DataBase) and TRACKT. Then you will need to select a theme, you can leave the default one or change it if your prefer. The next step is to decide if you want to enable GIF support. If it is enabled, the add-on will show animated icons and not just plain ones. While it is more appealing, it requires additional work from your device. If the device has limited power, you would need to click No. Otherwise, you can select Yes. Once you have answered all the questions, the add-on will start. It can take a while for the add-on to start the first time since there is a lot of content to load. Once it is done, you will see the BoB Unleashed main menu.
More about BoB Unleashed
As previously mentioned, BoB Unleashed stands out thanks to a vast selection of content. We’ll take a closer look at what’s on offer.
This is divided into three subsections
The first selection, New Releases, is split into three subsections: Unleashed New Releases, Caira’s At the Movies and Val’s Hot Movies. Each of them offers different lists of movies recently released. You will find a great deal of options available here since BoB Unleashed includes content from several “listers” that offer their own selection.
This selection offers TV shows and it has a lot of entries related to dofferent listers and genres. You will find content from BoB’s Sitcoms, DaB’s Real TV and more. There are other two selections: Unleashed TV Shows and TNBP TV, each of which offer several subcategories.
The third selection from the main menu is Bob Sports. It offers selections for live sports, sports replays, WWE wrestling and much more.
On the main menu, we also have Bob’s kids, which as the name suggests, offers a variety of content for children including animated classics, movies and cartoons.
Here you can watch many documentaries and the options are organized by category, There are over 40 options available and you can search by categories like director or producer. You can also search for subject and network.
Caira is one of the most popular listers and it offers a fantastic selection of content. The subsections include movies, kids, comedy and fitness. There is also a subsection called Great Actresses, where you can find movies starring popular actresses. Music Zone if where you can enjoy different music genres and in Requests, you can find content requested by users.
In Griffin, you can also find different categories including Griff’s Classic TV, a place to find TV shows like Magnum P.I, The Avengers, The Dukes of Hazard and more. There is also a section for Crime TV, one for documentaries, another focused on sports and one for movies based on true stories.
If you are a fan of boxing, this is the section for you. It offers classic fights, as well as the latest events.
The highlight of T.A Streams is Full Throttle. This focuses on motorsports so you will be able to enjoy Formula 1, Moto GP, Australian GT and more.
If you love cooking shows, Thunder will be one of your favorite options. It allows you to watch previous episodes of popular TV shows from well-known channels like Food Network, Cooking Channel, as well as international content. In addition, it offers the latest Lotto results from over 50 countries.
This section features movies arranged by decade so you can easily find classic productions from the 60s and later decades. There is also a lister section called Valhalla, where you can find a lot of content, including a section dedicated to Horror.
There are over 250 sets of movies. If you love trilogies or movie sagas like James Bond, here you will find a great collection of content to keep you entertained for hours.
Music fans will love the fact that they can find over 50 different live feeds from Music TV stations from many different countries. There are many genres covered so you are likely to find an option that suits your style.
Walk of Fame
This is the section to find movies featuring Hollywood Stars that are in the Walk of Fame. Every list is organized in alphabetical order so you can easily find your favorite actress or actor. In addition, there is a section dedicated to the Oscars. Here you will find Academy Award winners in different categories.
Settings and Help Videos
Last, but not least, BoB Unleashed, features two sections focused on Settings and Help videos that will allow you to get the most out of the add-on. You can adjust the settings and find practical Help videos.
BoB Unleashed is an impressive add-on with a plethora of content. It has pretty much everything you want including sports, music, TV shows and movies. It also offers good performance and it is a reliable option that is regularly updated and maintained. Just keep in mind that it is not an official option so if you use it, you are doing it at your own risk.