BlenderKit Asset Downloads - Version 2.80.75

Newbie here, starting with Blender 2.80.75 recently.

I have activated Blenderkit within the Preferences and registered.
After I login through the add-on I can select one of the categories, ie: material > Bricks, and view thumbnail images ok.

However, for some reason I need to have an object in the viewport scene to be able to download any of these assets.
If I open up a New Blank project, Blenderkit will display any of the assets available with their thumbnails, but they won’t download…(unless there is an object in the viewport.

Is this normal?