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Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Fire TV & FireStick, How To, Install Guides, Kodi, Kodi Fire TV News, PC, Smartphones, Streaming, Tech | 30 comments

Install FreeTelly: The New Streaming TV App by the TVAddons Team

What is FreeTelly?


Install FreeTelly: The new app by the Kodi team

FreeTelly is the new app released by the TVAddons team.  FreeTelly is a custom version of Kodi which is preconfigured to stream all the best TVAddons.  Install FreeTelly on Windows and Mac.

  • WARNING:  If you run into a file error during or after installing FreeTelly, simply uninstall FreeTelly then reinstall FreeTelly AS ADMINISTRATOR!  This happened to me.

Download FreeTelly using the big green buttons below, or download it from TVAddons (Windows download portal | Mac download portal ).

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Download FreeTelly for Windows

Download FreeTelly for Mac


FreeTelly is Compatible With Which Operating Systems?

So far just Windows and Mac.  If you need something like FreeTelly on your Firestick, Android device, or TV box, THEN install Kodi and then add the Config Wizard by TVAddons.  The Kodi + ConfigWizard combo will be a setup similar to what FreeTelly has to offer.

How is FreeTelly Different?

FreeTelly is different from the other user-made Kodi builds and apps you may have seen, because FreeTelly was made by the same people who made TVAddons!  Install FreeTelly with ease: just download the installer below for Windows or Mac and launch that bad boy!

Pro Tip:  Grab that old Mac/Windows PC or laptop sitting in the closet, install FreeTelly on that dinosaur, and stream TV and movies easily with FreeTelly!!

What’s the big deal about FreeTelly?

FreeTelly by Kodi

FreeTelly by Kodi

This is the real deal – and it’s a big deal.  FreeTelly is a custom version of Kodi already set-up with the best TVAddons for you to stream all the TV and movies you want.  This saves you the hassle of installing TVAddons manually.

TVAddons’ new gift to the streaming community, FreeTelly, is sure to be a big hit.  So install FreeTelly on both Windows and Mac!

Installing FreeTelly on Windows and Mac is a simple matter of downloading the installer, launching that bad boy, and choosing which awesome streaming TV & movie.

Fortunately, the TVAddons team has made this great easy-setup Kodi app for us.  Combined with easy-to-use Kodi TV Guide apps like ClawTV, finding your movies and streaming them securely is a breeze.

How to Install FreeTelly:

1.  Download FreeTelly using the links below:

Download FreeTelly for Windows

Download FreeTelly for Mac

Download FreeTelly

Download FreeTelly


2.  Launch the installer AS ADMINISTRATOR, proceed to install FreeTelly.

Launch FreeTelly Installer

Launch FreeTelly Installer

3.  Launch the FreeTelly App AS ADMINISTRATOR and STREAM ON, my dear streamers!


Launch FreeTelly!

Problems Installing FreeTelly?

If your receive a file error when installing FreeTelly, then you probably need to uninstall it and reinstall it AS ADMINISTRATOR.  I didn’t think this would work, but I had a few file error after installing as non-admin.  Then after I installed FreeTelly as administrator and launched it as administrator, it worked just fine.  Some file errors you may see after installing as non-admin are:

  • Missing vcredist_x64.exe
  • Missing vcredist_x32.exe
  • Missing MSVCRT.dll
  • Missing sqlite3.dll

After Installing FreeTelly

Stream TV and movies.  That’s it!  That’s the point – everything is done for you already.  After you install FreeTelly, sit back and relax while watching some great streaming TV and video.

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Who Made FreeTelly? made FreeTelly, not the Kodi team.

The Future of FreeTelly

At this point, since FreeTelly is still new, the future of FreeTelly app is unknown.  However, we can say that if the streaming TV community finds it useful, the Kodi team may choose to take it to its own level!  Exciting news for the streaming TV scene.

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  1. Hi,
    Free telly seems to be working Ok on my Macbook Pro but when I try to watch through an HDMI port on my TV the sound comes through but only the Desktop display from the Mac.
    Any suggestions to get it show the video content?
    Brian Grice

    • Hello Brian!

      It sounds like your MacBook may be thinking that you want to use the HDMI output as a 2nd monitor, not a “duplicate” of your MacBook screen.

      Try this:

      Step 1
      Click the “System Preferences” icon located in the Dock.

      Step 2
      Click on the “Displays” icon, and then select the “Arrangement” option

  2. Can you install it on the firestick?

    • Not yet, knickles. So far FreeTelly is just for Windows and Mac. But we can all hope the Kodi team will release FreeTelly for the Firestick / Android.

  3. I’ve installed freetelly but have no content. Not sure what to do?

    • Hi Michelle,

      Usually when Kodi displays no content, it means there’s a network error (such as WiFi) or the install didn’t go right. Can you check your Internet connectivity and re-install (making sure to install as Administrator and launch FreeTelly as administrator)?

  4. I was trying to open Fox News on Phoenix, I received a popup telling me to download and install freetelly. I was not able to do that, since I have very little experience in working with the firestick, I bought it “loaded”. Now I read on this site that it doesn’t work for firestick. If that is true why did I get the “popup”

    • Hello Jim!

      The popup you saw was a “News announcement” within the Kodi app, telling you that FreeTelly is now available in addition to Kodi. Since FreeTelly is essentially just a customized version of Kodi, you’ll see the announcement about it even when viewing Kodi on Firestick. The purpose of the announcement was so you could also enjoy Kodi (FreeTelly) on your PC – and not have the hassle of installing the TVAddons (since FreeTelly has those setup for you already).

      Hope this clears it up, Jim. Thanks!

  5. Can I install it on my firestick directly please.

    • Hello Colin!

      As of this time, you can’t put FreeTelly on the Firestick. However, it’s possible that at some time the Kodi time may release a version of FreeTelly for Firestick. So stay tuned and let’s all hope the Kodi team releases a build of FreeTelly for firestick!

      • Isnt FreeTelly the same as having Kodi with TVaddons plugin configured? It will install all the popular addon also. I’m kind of confused… Thanks

        • Hello Peter,

          Yes, FreeTelly is essentially the same as Kodi + TVAddons (Config Wizard). The purpose of FreeTelly, as I understand it, is to remove the “installing TVaddons” part of the process. This way it’s just a simple EXE-file installation for Windows, instead of having to add as a Source in Kodi’s File Manager, installing the zip file, etc (standard Config Wizard install).

          Good question. Thanks for asking! Hope this explains it (or even makes sense!).


  6. hi,I tried installing telly tv but still get “Unable to create GUI. Exiting” as administrator any thing else I can try? thanks

    • Hello, this sounds like a graphics-card related issue. Can you try to Update the Graphics card driver and try again?

      Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Computer Management (double click) > Device Manager

      Choose and Expand: Display adapters

      Then Right click on each adapter one at a time, if you have more than one, and select Update Driver Software — When asked Choose Go Online to Search for New Software.

      At this point, if it finds new software, download it and install it. Hope this works!

  7. Hi, after I installed freetelly and was trying to watch something and there’s pop ups showing “add on is incompatible due to unmet dependencies , would you like to disable it on your system” and if I click yes there will be a new pop up asking the same question, my Mac is now seemed to be ” locked” on the freetelly screen and no matter how may times I shut down the Mac ( I even unplugged) the screen always goes on the freetelly one… Help

    • Hello,

      It sounds like something that went wrong with the installation has caused a boot loop. To escape this, we recommend Mac Recovery Mode:

      To start your computer from Recovery, restart your Mac and hold down the Command and R keys at startup.

      Hold these keys until the Apple logo appears. After your computer finishes starting up, you should see a desktop with an OS X menu bar and an OS X Utilities window with the options listed above. If you see a login window or your own desktop instead of the Utilities window, it’s possible that you didn’t press Command-R early enough. Restart your computer and try again.

  8. The ads for this on kodi are glitching out my fire stick. Is there a way to stop these ads?
    I appreciate the notification… but getting kodi to work right on the fire stick after the ad hits is a pain.

    • Hi Pancake,

      Try going to Programs > then right click on Notifications (may have to use a mouse app for this or a bluetooth mouse). Then click configure. Then click Unsubscribe, then click OK. We hope this works for you!

  9. Well once again Kodi if things dont work on Freetelly get the blame.
    Have Kodi given permission on this setup.

    • True – Kodi is not and should not be responsible for TVAddons / FreeTelly, since FreeTelly was made by TVAddons.

      Unfortunately, I’m not sure Kodi can officially “give permission” to these types of streaming addon packages, since the Kodi team strives to maintain a clean separation between themselves and the TVAddons team.

  10. Hope you realise none of this is Kodis fault.
    Tvaddons claim responibility.

    • Yes, if anyone has problems with FreeTelly, check the TVAddons website for solutions, not the Kodi website. Kodi did not make FreeTelly – TVAddons made FreeTelly.
      Thanks, Barry!

  11. do you know if this is supported on wins 10. I am getting an error trying to install and have run as a admin, but wondering if this is the known network admin issue for wins 10

    • Mike,

      I don’t know if FreeTelly is Win10 compatible, sorry!

  12. Will this work on iPad?

    • No, unfortunately.

  13. Installed a few days ago on Win10. It works

    • Awesome – glad to hear about your success. Thanks for your comment!

  14. Hi, Is it possible to install add ons (such as TV Mix) or a build (such as Beast) on FreeTelly or, will it be rejected?


    • Mi Mike,

      FreeTelly should be ok with adding more add-ons to it. Installing a build such as Beast should work as well, but is less likely to succeed than installing individual addons.

      I have a video on how to uninstall FreeTelly, if you’d like to remove it, install Kodi, then install Beast on Kodi instead of FreeTelly.
      Here’s the video link:

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