Sometimes it is the more niche addons that can prove the more popular at the expensive of some with more comprehensive offerings. And we suspect that might be the case with the new Man Cave Flix Kodi addon, which is built on the JEN Template and offers a selection of movies and TV shows mainly targeting male Kodi users. It is an addon which knows its target audience and while there is content aimed at other users too, it is for its main demographic where this addon really excels.
One of the beauties of the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon is that it doesn’t try to overcomplicate its offering. It offers Movies and TV shows and that’s basically it. But there is plenty of content in there and the submenus are well organised which makes this addon a dream to navigate too. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon as well as provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to download and install it onto your Kodi system.
Before you download the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon – Install a VPN
The Man Cave Flix Kodi addon will likely have a lot of lads rubbing their hands together in glee. But before you decide to download and install it, we strongly advise you to install a VPN first. This is because some unofficial Kodi addon can allow users to access copyrighted content. This has resulted in copyright holders targeting some Kodi users with legal letters or even stronger legal action. But, a VPN can help you to mitigate these risks by encrypting all of your online traffic and ensuring that your IP Address is kept hidden from prying eyes. This helps to keep you protected. The question is, which VPN is the right one to use with Kodi and addons like Kids Cave?
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How to install the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon
It seems to be the trend at the moment for new addons to be launched on their own repository, or that of their developers, before being picked up by one of the bigger repositories at a later date. That is the case too with the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon, which can be found in its own Man Cave repository. Fortunately, this source can be downloaded and install in much the same way as any other repository. But to help you get the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon installed on your system, we have compiled a simple step-by-step guide for you to follow:
- Open Kodi and click on the Settings icon. It resembles a gear wheel and is located in the top left of the screen.
- Click the File Manager tab which can be found at the bottom of the screen, and then double-click on Add Source which is on the left-hand side of your screen.
- In the pop-up box called Add File Source which appears, click where it says <None> and then enter the following URL exactly: http://kodi.mancavekodi.com/. Click OK and then give this new source a name, such as Man Cave, before clicking OK again.
- Now go back to the Kodi home page and this time click on Addons.
- Next, click on the Addon Browser icon. It resembles an open box and can be found in the top left of the screen.
- Click on Install from zip file, then select Man Cave, followed by start.here, and then finally Repository.Mancave.X.X.X.zip. Click OK and this will install the Man Cave repository onto Kodi. You may have to wait a few moments for this download to complete. When it has, a notification will appear in the top right of your screen.
- Now return to the Addon browser menu and click Install from repository. Then scroll down the page to find the Man Cave repository.
- Open it and then click Video addons. The Man Cave Flix addon should be the first one you see listed. Click on it and then click install and the addon will be downloaded and installed onto your Kodi. You will again receive a notification in the top right of the screen when it has been successfully installed.
- Go back to the Kodi home screen and click on Add-ons again. The Man Cave Flix Kodi addon will now be listed under Video Addons and is ready to use.
Man Cave Flix Kodi addon review
In a round-about way, Man Cave Flix is an addon which does exactly what its name suggests. It contains movies and TVs and lots of them. And the content is primarily aimed at a young male audience. When you first open the addon, you see a short and simple main menu which simply lists Movies, TV Shows, a couple of administrative options and a couple of test options which you can safely ignore. When you open up the two main tabs, you find they are actually deceptively large and well laid out.
In the main movie tab is a long sub-menu of options which breaks this addons movie content down into various different categories. The main ones that most Man Cave Flix users will be clicking on are:
Movie Channels – This option opens up a selection of live movie TV channels but users should note that it needs another addon, LiveStreamsPro, to be downloaded in order to work.
Man Cave Movies – This is where the movies for lads are all gathered and there are a lot to choose from. You can search by various different types of content, such as Gangster, Baseball, Martial Arts, Racing, Nudity, Stoner, and plenty more besides. Each link opens up a list of movie titles. They are listed in no obvious order, which is a little annoying, but there is a brief synopsis, an image, and the run-time.
Woman Cave Movies – As the name suggests, this is the section of the addon aimed at female users. It is not as comprehensive as the Man Cave Movies section, but there is still a decent selection of romantic comedies and other movies to choose from.
Kids Cave Movies – And completing the family line-up is the section devoted to family and kids movies. It has a pretty complete set of Disney movies, a nice selection of Nickelodeon ones, and more besides.
4K Movies – If you want the best quality streams possible, this is the menu tab to click on. They were also trialling a one-click play feature in this tab when we were testing which we really liked too.
There are also a variety of other menu options to help you search for content too. This includes Genre, Year, Now Playing, Top Rated, Best Picture Winners, and even Studios. There is also a search feature but given the range of options available, it almost seems unnecessary.
The TV Shows section of the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon is not quite as comprehensive as the Movie section. But there is still plenty of content for you to get stuck into. The sub-menu is rather more straight-forward than the movie one too. It allows you to search for TV shows by Popular, Genres, Networks, and Top Rated. One really nice feature which we enjoyed is the tab Airing Today which enables you to catch the very latest episodes of your favourite shows.
You can also search specifically for Cartoons and there is a Women’s Cave TV Shows tab which contains the same sort of romantic content as its equivalent movie section as well as plenty of soap operas too. Finally, there is a decent search facility, which is more useful in the TV shows section than the movies one.
Man Cave Flix Kodi addon Pros and Cons
The main thing most Kodi users will judge addons on is their content and there are few complaints with the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon. It markets itself as a Movie and TV Show addon and that is what it delivers. There is a great selection of movies which can be searched in a whole host of different ways. When you choose a movie, it opens up a list of links which details the quality of the stream. There are usually plenty of links to choose from and in our experience, all seemed to work well and be the same quality they claimed to be. We didn’t have any issues with broken links of buffering as would be expected with a new addon such as this.
The same was the case with the TV shows section. The content available was slightly less comprehensive as were the different search options that were available. But, there is still no shortage of shows and box sets to choose from and all the links we tested worked well. Man Cave Flix is unashamedly aimed at a male audience and it is this content where the addon really excels. Male Kodi users will undoubtedly get the most out of Man Cave Flix.
We always have a slight issue with addons that try to gender their content and this is a trap that Man Cave Flix definitely falls into. It’s Woman Cave sections are borderline sexist in the way they try and pigeon-hole the type of content that female users would like to watch. What this addon does best is laddish content, but there is no reason why male and female users cannot all enjoy this. The slightly irksome issue aside, there weren’t too many problems we encountered when testing this addon worth reporting back on
As with many other Kodi addons, when you open a menu tab for the first time, the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon has to process metadata. This can take some time and is a little frustrating although it shouldn’t ever repeat the process on the same tab twice. We also always find it a little frustrating when addons list heir no content in no obvious order. This seems unnecessary to us as it makes it much harder to find content, and it can’t be that hard to put content at least in alphabetical order. Man Cave Flix does fall into this trap, but the menu tabs are so comprehensive that, in this addon, it doesn’t actually make finding the content you want that much harder.
Man Cave Flix Kodi addon conclusions
Man Cave Flix is a simple addon which delivers best for its target demographic. If you like laddish content, then it has plenty of movies and TV shows which you will enjoy. The selection of content is good, all the links seem to work, and the quality of streaming is as good any other similar addon we have tested. If you can overlook the slightly sexist way it tries to bracket its audience, there is plenty to praise about this addon and it is worth a download if you like the sort of content it excels in.
How did you find the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon? What was your view of the content it had to offer? Did you experience any problems streaming content on this addon? Did our downloading and installation guide help you to get the Man Cave Flix Kodi addon set up? We always like to hear feedback from all our readers, so why not share your thoughts and experiences with us using the comments box below.