Last Updated on January 6, 2022 by

Kodi is a media player that enables you to stream unlimited movies, shows and other entertainment contents on your devices. It relies solely on add-ons in order to stream contents. On Kodi, it’s also possible to install third-party add-ons. Although, most third-party add-ons do not work directly on Kodi. But to make them work, such third-party add-ons rely on dependencies.  The primary function of these dependencies is to direct add-ons on where to fetch certain media contents from the internet.

In this guide, I’ll show you how to fix “Failed to install a dependency” error you may likely encounter on Kodi:

Solution 1: Manually Install Kodi Dependencies via TVAddons Repository

You can follow these steps to install Kodi Dependencies manually via TVADDONS Repository;

Step 1: Go to the home screen and click the “Settings” icon.

Step 2: Open “File Manager”

Step 3: Click “None” in the Add Source option

Step 4: Type in the box and click “OK”

Step 5: You will be asked to enter a name for the media source. Input any name, and click “OK”.

Step 6: Go back to the home page. Scroll down and click on “Add-ons”. To your right, you’ll see “Install from zip file”. Click on it.

Step 7: Click on the name you have given to the source.

Step 8: A folder with the name “Kodi-Repos” appears, click on it and open the folder.

Step 9: A folder with the name “English” pops up, click and open the folder.

Step 10: Scroll down. A zip file with name  “” appears. Click on it, and wait until the installation process is completed.

Step 11: On the top right corner, a notification pops up, showing that the installation process has been completed. 

Step 12: Repeat steps 6 and 7. Open the folder with the name “Kodi scripts“. You’ll find a couple of zip files in it. You will need to install the zip files.

Step 13: Install each file until the list is exhausted.

If this solution doesn’t work for you, try the next one.

Solution 2: Clear the Kodi cache

Follow these steps to clear the Kodi cache;

Step 1: Scroll down to “Add-ons” on the home screen.

Step 2: Click on “program add-ons”, and Click “Area Wizard”.

Step 3: After this, click on “Maintenance tab”

Step 4: A dashboard will pop up. Look under the cache section, you’ll find “Delete Cache/Temp”. Click on it

Step 5:  A prompt will follow immediately. Just click “OK”. Hence, no more cache in your Kodi to clear. After you have done this, install the add-on that was popping “Failed to install dependency error”. Kodi will install the add-on immediately.

Solution 3: Delete the Kodi Database

Follow these steps to delete the Kodi Database;

Step 1: Click on “settings” on the home screen

Step 2: Open “File Manager”

Step 3: Click on “Profile Directory” on the right hand side of the screen.

Step 4: You will see a file with the name “Database”. Double-click on it.

Step 5: An option with the name “Addons27.db” pops up. Click on  Windows PC on the contextual menu. On Firestick, click on the menu button. You will see “Delete”. Right-click on it.

Step 6: A prompt notification will pop up. Click “Yes” to confirm.

Exit the Kodi app. After few minutes, launch it again. You may not see the add-ons again but that is not a problem. You can easily bring them back. Just go to the home screen. Tap the “Add-ons” icon, click on “My Add-ons”, and re-enable them.