Best Alternatives for Fusion

Updated on: 20 February 2019
Updated on: 20 February 2019

There are a growing number of programs for media centers available at present. For those who are looking to explore the different options, specifically for Fusion, Kodi serves as a great choice. It offers a huge range of flexibility, and above all else, it is free.

There are a number of third-party add-ons that have been created by users of Kodi and are widely available through a number of repository sites that collate many thousands of sports, movies, TV shows, and other entertainment options for users to be able to enjoy at free will from their homes or devices of choice.

1. What has happened to Fusion?

While many different repositories have made their way onto the market, and indeed, many have faded away, at it’s prime, there were more than 1.5k different add-ons available via Fusion. This was a mixture of legal and questionably legal content options. However, amidst a wave of copyright issues, the site is no longer serving content, and many people are left in the dark as to whether it shall return or not.

With the total shutdown of this service, this rendered hundreds of add-ons completely unusable. While Fusion was responsible for lots of streaming content options via the Kodi service, there is no single resource that can replace those add-ons that is readily available right now. However, there are a number of other options that can be used to help restore some of the functions that were lost with this rather abrupt closure.

Update: Even with the site appearing to be back online, it is nowhere near the same as before. And with its history, there are no assurances that they will be around indefinitely.

This has left a wave of people looking to find the best alternative to Fusion, and in this post, we outline the best options for you.

2. Best Fusion Alternatives

Smash Repository

While still considered to be relatively new, as of June 2017, Smash hosts a lot of the hugely popular ‘unofficial’ Kodi add-ons. It is rumored to be the most popular of all the Fusion alternatives and doesn’t just host these add-ons for Kodi, but it is also host to a number of other repository’s that can easily and quickly be installed.

Super Repo

This is a well-known service that has actually been around for longer than Fusion. For a long time, Super Repo and Fusion were the two biggest names in the repo business. With more than 2k add-ons to choose from, and this is a number that is growing all the time, it presents as a great alternative to Fusion.

Ares Wizard

There are lots of commonalities between the Fusion services and the Ares Wizard. Some people would actually consider the functionality of Ares to outperform that of the Fusion service. It doesn’t just provide a quick and easy way to download/install add-ons, it will also (quite impressively) automatically adjust the settings within Kodi via the program as well. While the number of add-ons is limited, Ares is still considered to be one of the best Fusion alternatives.

Noobs and Nerds

While this is an option that makes the list, it is considered by many to be a little hit and miss at times. However, it is still a viable alternative and well worth a mention. The main issues they seem to be having is with their server being somewhat overloaded since the downfall of Fusion. Not a difficult issue to fix, so hopefully, by the time you read this, they will have sorted out their issues!

3. Why You Need a VPN for Streaming Media

With the downfall of Fusion and more recently, a service called Cazwall Repo, there are lots of quite serious allegations being made by copyright owners and anti-piracy/anti-copyright concerns being thrown around.
It is, therefore, more important than ever before to make sure that if you access or stream any kind of content from the internet, you are doing so securely, and with a high level of privacy.

A top VPN costs from as little as $3 per month and with this, you get the added assurance of security through encrypted traffic channels, you also get complete anonymity when browsing the web and downloading content. The paid for VPNs will often come with the added assurance of a no data-logging policy. The reason this is such an important point is due to the fact that nobody, not even your ISP can detect your online activities.

This doesn’t just apply to those who might breach certain laws, it also means that your web traffic will not be able to be intercepted by anyone and more importantly, that your equipment can connection will remain secure at all times.

4. Avoid Using a Free VPN at all Costs

Using a free VPN does not offer the same level of protection, in fact, it is fairly common knowledge that free VPNs are often risky and can jeopardize your security and release personal information, such as your browsing activities to the outside world. Which, if you are downloading or streaming content, you might not want others to be able to see or track such activities.

Many providers of free VPNs have been wrought with issues and poor press following the revelations that they were monitoring and selling user activity data online. There are also several companies that have dropped logging software and malware onto devices that were using their VPNs, in order to further expose and take advantage of their so-called user information.

They cannot sustain the same levels of reliability and security as the top VPN companies, leading to poorer service and a poor user experience overall.

Written by: Elizabeth March

Advanced ITSEC Specialist Based in Cambridge, England, Elizabeth has held notable positions for a range of high-profile vendors and clients in the European IT Security and Communications Sector. As a former IT Trainer, Technical Specialist, and Product Manager; she transitioned into the role of an expert IT Copywriter in 2015. Since then, her works have been published globally, and she continues to help people easily decipher complex technical challenges and make informed decisions about their digital lives.

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