10 MOST POPUPLAR Kodi movies addons?
Found within the Lambda repository, this addon is one of the best Kodi movie addons. Tons of links to content, curated and categorized, organized by year, genre, most popular movies, and even the movies that have won Oscar prizes, Genesis makes it easier to find what you’re looking for, offering a search function as well. Every streaming option includes lots of links for you to get to the content, and most of them work on a regular basis. You can read our guide to install Genesis addon if you want to get it on your Kodi HTPC.
2. Entertainment Hub
A colorful interface greets you when opening this addon, which is always nice and inviting thing. Lots of links to content, organized and categorized by websites, genres and so on. Entertainment Hub seems to have a wide selection of movies, as well as a helpful search function. As with most movie addons for Kodi, you will be able to browse content in a graphical menu, which shows the name of the movies for Kodi, but also their cover artwork. You can install this addon through the SuperRepo repository.
Phoenix is one of those addons that are good for many things. Not only does it offer TV shows, user-maintained channels and even sports, but also a decent and sizeable selection of movies for Kodi as well. You can install this very useful addon and stream movies for Kodi if you are a user of theSuperRepo addon repository; though, if you like more details about the process, you can take a look at our guide to install Phoenix Kodi addon, to bring all the content from this addon to your HTPC.
4. Movies HD
Movies HD is one of the addons you need to get if you plan on watching movies on Kodi. You can find this addon on the MetalKettle repository. Basically, it brings you content categorized by genres, views, rating, and even has a couple of special categories, such as “Bollywood”. You can also use its search function to get to the content. At the moment of writing this note, the addon seems to be down; however, it is estimated that an update might come soon for it, so its users may continue to access its impressive content library.
If you have read our guide to install Icefilms addon on Kodi, you already know that this addon can be found within the SuperRepo addon repository. This addon is, in my opinion, very useful, not only because it provides a wealth of content and links, but also because these links display ratings for each movie, and groups movies with similar ratings. There are also other categories of content, like music, or even stand up comedy. Be sure to take a look at this addon to improve the selection of content you can access from your living room screen.
6. Yify Movies HD
The Lambda repository also brings us this addon, called Yify Movies HD. This addon brings movies for Kodi to your HTPC, and uses a very graphical and attractive interface to do so. Sorting the content by years of release or rating, and offering a search function as most Kodi movies addons, Yify Movies HD brings a decent number of movies to your HTPC. Something this addon does differently is that there’s really no option to choose your stream link or location; the addon seems to choose it on your behalf, which might be an advantage or not, depending on your needs.
Using the SuperRepo addon repository for XBMC/Kodi, you can grab hold of this addon for your HTPC. 1Channel has an alphabetical list of movies for you to browse, as well as some other categories and a search feature. As many of the Kodi movies addons we have mentioned, this one also features a graphical interface, and seems to have a very wide selection of content; there are movies in its alphabetical list that I had never seen in my life, as well as some other very well known ones. Take a look at this addon and see for yourself the movies for Kodi it brings to your HTPC.
A very well known addon with a long time of being online, Navi-X offers a huge, yet somewhat unorganized selection of content, thanks to its multiple contributors. The best way to use Navi-X is to refer to the most viewed content from the past 24 hours; in this way, you ensure that the links you’re trying to click will work for you. Navi-X is difficult to navigate otherwise; however, you might find content in this addon that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. This addon can be added if you install SuperRepo addon repository.
9. Movie Night
From the MetalKettle addon repository, this addon was quite a surprise when checking it out. Its interface as soon as you click on it is very simplistic; just a list with some categories like drama, romance, comedy, as it’s usual in all these Kodi movies addons. However, once you click a category, you get your screen divided. On the left you will see a list with the movies and years when they were released, and on the right and background you will see beautiful artwork related to the movie. It’s a nice experience worth checking out if you plan on streaming movies on Kodi.
10. Much Movies HD
The Lambda repository also brings us this addon called Much Movies HD. This is an addon that brings you many movies for Kodi, to be watched on your HTPC. Like most of the addons on this list, Much Movies HD is one of the Kodi movies addons that offer a graphical interface you can appreciate from your couch, showing you artwork for the movies as you browse through them. This addon can be installed to your HTPC as well if you use the Fusion Installer, to make it easier for you to stream movies on Kodi.
Kodi 16.0 – Jarvis Development
Only two weeks ago we announced 15.2 which is the last release of the Kodi version 15 range and now we’re announcing the last alpha of version 16. What does this means for users? That after four months of alpha versions we are gearing up for changing to the beta stage and working towards a final Kodi 16 release. The past four months the developers worked hard behind the scenes on further improving what is already a great piece of software. Lot’s of code clean-up and improving stability, with a dash of features added here and there. To not bore every one with all the technical changes we’ll dive into some of the most noticeable newly added features.
Android Surface Rendering
The Android platform has always been a bit special as it’s still maturing and this change shows that. Some newer devices that can do UHD or 4K playback really well lack the power to also create the Kodi interface at that resolution, and this creates kind of a problem. The end result was that the we either had to downscale the video to a lower resolution to make sure the interface was snappy, or show full size video but the device might not be able handle the high resolution interface. This change allows us to create the Kodi user-interface in a different resolution than the resolution we do video playback, so what happens now is that the interface is displayed at 1080p, and the video will actually be output at the 4K resolution if the device supports it as we let the chip-set do the work instead of the processor.
Important to mention is that this doesn’t apply to AMLogic devices with proper permissions as these will still use amcodec. Any other Android device that is not able to do “android surface rendering” has not implemented the standard Android MediaCodec API in the proper way. Sadly we have to take this route because the Android eco-system has become too big of a maze to support and we will only implement what we feel is the way forward, this means that we will only follow the official Android platform methods, and we will no longer implement any hacks or workarounds. If the device you have is not compatible, then we strongly advise that you ask your device manufacturer to properly implement these functions in the device’s firmware, it may be harsh but we as Team Kodi are not responsible for incomplete firmware created by these device manufacturers.
Removal of libstagefright
With the Android platform becoming more mature regarding audio/video with the MediaCodec implementation it was time to say goodbye to libstagefright. The old implementation for audio and video is called libstagefright and has been in the media several times this year, this method has become very outdated and the implementation wasn’t the best, as such we have removed the support for this and will fully focus on MediaCodec. This means that for certain devices this will be a step back for Kodi usage, or perhaps Kodi might even become unusable if they have firmware which doesn’t make proper use MediaCodec. We’re sorry that this is happening but keeping support for libstagefright is hurting further progress, stability and puts a too large support burden on the our Android developer, so we hope you will all understand this decision.
Add-on manager changes
In the ongoing quest to improve our our add-on manager several changes where done in the overall handling of each add-on. These changes include the following:
- • Roll-back button on add-on info panel has been replaced by Update
- • The Update button now opens a list of available versions of the add-on. Should you have several repositories installed that offer different version of this add-on you can now choose which to install.
- • You can now disable auto-update per add-on through the info panel individual from others.
The add-on info panel can either be reached through the add-on manger or selecting the add-on in any section by either right click, use context menu (“C” key) and choose info or use the “I” key to directly open the panel.
Sadly we had to say goodbye to the karaoke feature that was hidden in Kodi. None of the team did really know how it worked, if it still worked and how it was integrated into Kodi. Because it was still part of Kodi every skin also had to support this feature which takes quite some work. As such we decided to remove it as whole. It may reappear back in the future because there are now better ways of integrating it back as an add-on. It would only take a developer some interest in getting this done.
Here’s a quick look at a few other notable fixes and features.
- • Properly handle wired or bluetooth headsets on Android and only use PCM output
- • Fix playback of VP9 and VC1 video codecs on Android
- • Use best possible icons from other Android apps while browsing these in Kodi
- • Enable true 1920×1080 output on AMLogic device without up-scaling
- • Add Korean, Chinese and Chech keyboards
- • Add multi-touch support for Linux platform
- • Improve touch-screen keymapping
- • Add stereoscopic depth for Confluence skin
- • The item that you had previously chosen will now be selected in the selection list instead of just starting at the top of the list
- • Decouple Kodi and system volume on Android which removes the double audio volume slider
- • Karaoke support has been completely removed as it wasn’t functional
- • Further improve DX11 implementation in Windows
- • iOS9 support
- • Various PVR fixes and improvements
- • Various improvements to the music section
Needless to say, this is not the entire list of fixes and features for Alpha 4, but that list is quite long and tends to focus on under-the-hood items that are mostly of interest to other devs, skinners, and add-on writers. As these under-the-hood changes begin to work their way up to the user experience, we’ll do our best to detail them here.
Improvements so far in version 15
More in depth information can be found through the following links about the 15 release.
General: So far in version 16 there are no add-on changes that would impact any add-ons except for PVR. Since our 12.x Frodo release there have been some gradual changes but in general all add-ons, even from that time should still work, of course there are some exceptions. If the add-ons worked in Gotham, Helix and Isengard then we are happy to say that all these add-ons should still work.
Skins: Sadly due to the amount of changes we’ll have to announce that skins will have certain parts non working. This alpha will still mark any version 15 skin as compatible and you can still use Kodi as you normally do. However starting from first Beta release which will be released soon all these will be marked “incompatible” unless they are updated. This means that for you to continue using Kodi 16.0 you will have to switch back to Confluence or wait till the skin you use has been updated in our repository.
The following skins are already updated for version 16 and will auto-update when you upgrade. We’re sure more will follow soon.
- • Black Glass Nova
- • Chroma
- • Confluence
- • Mimic
- • Nebula
- • Rapier
- • re-Touched
- • Transparency!
Should you want to download and install this alpha (monthly) build please visit our download page.
- * Official Kodi 16.0 alpha and development downloads
- * Raspberry Pi versions can be found on the forum
Please report any problems on our fourm http://forum.kodi.tv and not on the release announcement.
Donations or getting involved
Getting involved is quite easy. Simply take the plunge and start using these 16.0 Jarvis builds. If you use these builds, we encourage you to report problems with these builds on our forum first and after that, if asked, submit bugs on Trac (following this guide: How to submit a bug report). Do note that we need detailed information so we can investigate the issue. We also appreciate providing support in our Forums where you can. You can of course also follow or help promote Kodi on all available social networks. Read more on the get involved page.
We are always happy to receive a donation by which you show your support and appreciation. All donations go towards the XBMC foundation and are typically used for travel to attend conferences, any necessary paperwork and legal fees, purchase necessary hardware and licenses for developers and hopefully the yearly XBMC Foundation Developers Conference.
Best Official Kodi Add-ons
I have included “Where:” description under each app, so that you know from which category you can find it in the Add-on Manager.
So, let’s dive in…
If you just want to sit back and let your TV suggest what to watch next, I would recommend installing LazyTV.
LazyTV allows you to start watching your favorite TV show playlist and once you have finished watching a TV program, it will automatically suggest the next unwatched episode or show.
You can configure LazyTV to either produce a list of next episodes for each TV series automatically or launch a randomized playlist.
9. Dbmc (Dropbox add-on)
If you are not already using Dropbox to backup your photos from your mobile phone and other sources, maybe now it is a good time to reconsider your backup strategy.
Dropbox is a great way to backup photos from all of the phones in your household into one place.
In order to watch all your photos on the big screen in your living room, Dbmc is a useful Dropbox add-on that allows you to easily view photos from your account.
Trakt remembers everything that you have watched in the past. You can get statistics about your viewing habits and get recommendations on movies and TV shows you might like.
After installing Trakt, it will ask you to authorize your trakt.tv account by entering a provided PIN code from trakt.tv/pin/999 page.
Now, you can launch Trakt and it will synchronize your movie and TV show library with their database.
You can also use Trakt together with Plex and Emby media server applications if you prefer managing your media with a centralized media server app.
7. Multi Slideshow Screensaver
Would you like to have a photo screensaver similar to Apple TV on your Kodi device? With this Multi Slideshow Screensaver, you can showcase and watch your photos on the big screen.
I have set up a Multi Slideshow Screen saver so that it will randomly show photos from my library after 3 minutes of idle time.
My kids especially love this screensaver. This is also a good way to relax and take a stroll down memory lane with your old photos.
In my opinion, HDHomeRun network-attached TV tuner is the easiest way to watch live TV streams with Kodi.
If you don’t have HDHomeRun yet, you can read this DVR guide to learn how to get started.
I would recommend getting familiar with this HDHomeRun app while waiting for the upcoming SiliconDust HDHomeRun DVR, which may be the missing piece in your Digital Video Recording system.
5. TV Guide
TV Guide gives you an overview of the selected channels and tells you what’s on TV right now with a great looking EPG interface.
This TV Guide plugin is especially useful if you want to combine both streams (in.strm file format) from your TV tuner such as HDHomeRun and from online video streaming source.
You can either use your own XMLTV file that includes EPG data as a source or YouSee.tv service.
You can build an XMLTV file for free with MC2XML or if you want more detailed TV listings, you should try Schedules Direct.
4. PlayOn Browser
Would you like to watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant or HBO directly from the same user interface?
PlayOn Media Server (learn more) is the only way to stream over 60 premium online channels to your Raspberry Pi 2 or any other Kodi device.
You can add PlayOn as a UPnP source, but the PlayOn Browser makes it much easier for you.
The PlayOn Browser categorizes all the media in the PlayOn web interface so that you can browse the content directly with your remote control.
I have recently started using Tidal music streaming service and I really enjoy using it.
Tidal has superior sound quality (Flac 1411 kbps – lossless) compared to services like Spotify (96 – 320 kbps).
Tidal HiFi music streaming service costs $25.99 per month, but if you really enjoy listening to music with lossless high fidelity sound quality, it is certainly worth it.
You can also watch HD music videos (some of them are available exclusively only on Tidal).
YouTube needs no introduction as it is the biggest video-sharing website in the world.
This plugin has some nice features in addition to the search functionality such as quickly viewing what’s popular right now or watching live streams.
Remember to add YouTube to your home screen as well if you are frequently using it.
1. Arctic: Zephyr
Arctic: Zephyr by jurialmunkey will make your Kodi user interface clean and minimalistic to improve user experience.
This is my new favorite skin.
As you may have noticed, most of the screenshots I have used in this post are using Arctic: Zephyr skin.
If you prefer a darker theme, there is also another Arctic: Zephyr modification for Emby available with a darker color scheme.
Best Kodi Sports addons. Premium IPTV and Free
PRICE – £14.99/M
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 5/5
RECCOMMENDED – Without a doubt, one of the very best PVR sports add-ons on KODI right now and a must have for any sports fan. A big thumbs up from the guys here at KODINOW.
SPORTS ACCESS SE (PAID/FREE)
If you are a Prometheus owner then you will more than likely have heard of and used the highly popular streaming service from Spots Access SE. They offer top quality streams for all Premier League matches, as well as European games, Champions League, Uefa Cup and a whole host of other live sporting events. The stream quality ranges from 480p to full 1080p and are running on their own servers. It’s a highly impressive service that they have and are always on Twitter answering any questions and attending to any links which may be either down or lagging (buffering).
Sports Access has been tested on a wired internet connection with 4.2mbps and worked perfectly, streaming 720 and 1080 streams with no problem what so ever.
It is a paid subscription service however with the purchase of a Prometheus box you will get 6 months free elite membership with a discounted yearly rate after that. (valid at time of writing)
PRICE – Free 6 month membership with the purchase of a Prometheus box, discounted yearly membership for Prometheus owners only.
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 5/5
RECCOMMENDED – Yes, we highly recommend recommend add-on for streaming your sports. With the free membership for Prometheus owners it would be an immediate ‘go to’ add-on if you’re looking for football streams.
NBC LIVE SPORTS EXTRA (FREE))
NBC Live Sports Extra is still a relatively unknown add-on which we’re extremely surprised about. They offer all the Premier League games including the 3pm kickoffs with quality which rivals Sports Access. Difference being, NBCLE is free. Well. it’s free to use the add-on and access their servers with the streams on. However, if you’re outside of the USA then you will need to have purchased a VPN service and connect to a N. American network in order for the add-on to work. Their are loads of free VPN services available out there, you just need to look around and so some research. If you’re looking for a quick fix, then you can install the VPN on Prometheus called PIA.
The stream quality in this add-on is remarkable, and we’re baffled as to why it’s not getting a as big of a shoutout as it is most certainly deserved. Quality ranges from 480 to 1080 and just like Sports Access it’s been tested on the same 4.2mbps wired connection and passed with flying colours, no buffering. Highly recommend. The only downside is there is no official support that we know of.
PRICE – Free, but VPN is required if you are outside the USA
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 5/5
RECCOMMENDED – Yes, we highly recommend recommend add-on for streaming your sports. Please remember to use a VPN wisely, if you are not sure what they are or what they do please make sure to do your research before setting one up.
DigiteleSports, formally known as the popular Sports Devil add-on is now available to install via URL, the add-on has been updated and contains several new sources for live streams. If you are an XBMC veteran then you will more than familiar with how Sports Devil worked, well DigiteleSports is exactly the same. Stream quality is a little hit and miss, some streams a very poor and close to un watchable however they tend to offer various links with different picture qualities which is great if you have a poor connection. In many cases since the boom of the paid subscription services which are now being offered DigiteleSports has become more of a fall back on add-on for those if in doubt moments when other add-ons may be down.
The add-on does not come installed on the latest Prozone configuration so you will need to add it, please take a look at the guide below for install instructions.
Here’s how to add the DigiteleSports (SportsDevil) add-on via URL.
PRICE – Free
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 2/5
RECCOMMENDED – We would recommend that you try other sources first, as mentioned DigiteleSports is a great add-on and a legend in the XBMC world as one of the first sport streaming add-ons. However there are better alternatives now available and we would recommend that you try others out before falling back on digitelesports.
REAL SPORTS STREAMS (PAID)
Real Sports Streams is an add-on which we’re really excited about, as a sister add-on to the popular Offside Streams it has the potential to be a big player in the game. Offering over 100 sporting channels with great stream quality. It’s another premium add-on, so there is a subscription cose associated with accessing their streams. They have a huge choice of 24/7 streams from a good selection of sports channels from all over the globe. Channels such as BEin Sports, CBS, ESPN, BT Sport, NBC Sports, FOX Sports and many more. The stream quality is very good as you would expect from a paid service, with resolutions from 480 to 1080 there is certainly plenty of options. When it comes to the live football streams there is no shortage. From what we can see they tend to show as many of the games that are being aired as possible, all within just a few clicks you can be watching your favourite team. It’s also worth noting that they are active on Twitter and there to help should there be any down time. Certainly worth checking out and possibly testing for a month. Personally, I think this is a fantastic add-on and worth every penny of the subscription.
PRICE – $17.00 AUD ($13.00) for a month
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 5/5
RECCOMMENDED – Yes, we would certainly recommend this as an option. The monthly cost is a little more than what other sub based add-ons may be charging but this is down to the amount of live streams and 24 hour channels that are available via this add-on. You’re essentially getting a monthly sports pack from various channels across the globe. Certainly worth testing it for a month in my opinion.
SPORTS MANIA (PAID)
Sports Mania is another subscription based add-on which we’re liking the look of. As with the others mentioned in this post you get what you pay for, better stream quality tend to be in paid sub based add-ons. Sports Mania has a great selection of live sports streams including links to Premier League football, Champions League, Uefa Cup and more. If there is a game on, the chances are that it will be on the list. As far as stream quality goes, it’s up there with the likes of Sports Access, Real Sport Streams and NBC. Quality again ranging from 480 to full 1080 so depending on your internet download speeds and your bandwidth you shouldn’t have any issues. Again this add-on was tested using a 4.2mbps BT connection with no problem. Even streaming football at full 1080 on those speeds was not a problem.
PRICE – $17.99 / Month $25.99 / 3 Months (Different price options are available)
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 4/5
RECCOMENDED – Another option if you’re looking to add to your collection. As mentioned before it’s always good to have options, incase one add-on is down for example. Sports Mania serves as a great go to add-on which is full of live sporting streams to satisfy your needs. As with other Sub based add-ons you get what you pay for, great stream quality which is reliable. As an added benefit they are active on social media channels and offer great support when needed. As far as pricing goes, it works out to be a lot cheaper to buy either the yearly pass at $74.99 rather than the monthly cost of $17.99. However if you’re just wanting to test it and compare it to others before you splash out on a subscription you can sign up for their day pass for just $5.99.
OFFSIDE STREAMS (PAID)
Offside Streams is an add-on which has been around for a while and has continued to provide top quality sporting streams to their subscribers. Again this is a paid subscription premium service and as with others they are offering a full range of HD streams for the Premier League football. It’s certainly an option for people should they prefer to chose something different to other paid add-on such as Sports Mania, HQ Zone, Real Sports etc. Their streams are very good and most importantly, very reliable. With direct support available on Twitter and via email they are always on hand should subscribers have any issues with streams. They are parent add-on to the Real Sports Streams add-on mentioned above, both offering a very reliable service. Once again, all Premier League, Champions League, Uefa Cup and European leagues are streamed here in great resolution. As with all the streams which are mentioned in this post, OSS has been tested running a 4.2mbps wired connection and show little to no buffering on the several games which were tested. Another highly recommend add-on. As you can see from the list below, they have an incredible line up of channels including entertainment, documentary and movies.
PRICE – £10.99
STREAM QUALITY RATING –
RECOMMENDED – In our opinion it’s up there with the best. So yes, this add-on is highly recommend. It’s also great to see that they are active on social channels offering quick support. They also have a great website with lots of useful information as an added benefit, and probably the most important in a sports streaming service, is the quality of the streams, no need to worry here they are spot on. Certainly worth testing it out for a month to see for yourself.
It’s nice to see some free services out there that are offering decent sports streams. Vdubt25 is one of them, in my opinion their streams are better than those you would find on DigiTeleSports. They do offer a good selection of matches but sometimes do not show the full line up. As far as stream quality goes they tend to show a majority of their streams in 480, below standard definition. Sometimes you will come across a very good link, it’s all down to what is available at the time. So all in all a good free alternative and a good fall back option if you do have a paid account with someone else.
PRICE – Free
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 3/5
RECOMMENDED – Yes, like I said if you have a paid account with a different add-on and that add-on is down then this would be a good fall back on add-on in the downtime. Streams tend to be better than those found on DigiTeleSports but no where near as good as the ones you find on a paid sub based add-on like Sports Access or Real Sports Streams.
Another paid subscription based add-on yes, but as you probably know by now they are where the quality streams are. Sportsbook is no exception, offering all the Premier League matches, Champions League and Uefa Cup. Assuming that there is a match on there will be a link to it here. They have been around for a while now and from what we can see they have improved their range and of course the quality of the streams has improved significantly. With streams ranging from SD to HD, 480 to full 1080 in some cases it’s certainly an add-on that you should at least check out. Again, we tested this running on 4.2mbps and experience little to no buffering. So anything over that you’re going to be perfectly fine.
PRICE – £4.99/30 days or £8.99/60 days (there is also a £10 sign up fee for new accounts)
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 4/5
RECOMMENDED – Yes, we highly recommend this add-on for streaming your sports. It’s certainly worth testing out and seeing how you get on with it, always good to have options and this add-on should be in the mix of them.
Phoenix is a powerhouse add-on and has recently updated their offerings and now have a live streams section which includes sports. The add-on is of course free to use as is their sporting streams, which is great news! The quality of their streams is also something worth mentioning as their streams are actually quite good and as far as free streams go it’s certainly up there with the better ones.
PRICE – Free
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 3/5
RECOMMENDED – Most definitely. If you’re either looking for a fall back add-on or are not thinking about paying a subscription at all and would rather just use the free ones out there then the streams which are available in here are certainly worth bookmarking. It’s nice to see that huge add-ons such as Phoenix are adding live streams and not charging users to view them, all be it the streams are not as good as the paid services however this is expected. In our books, Phoenix sports streams is certainly a worthy contendor in your sports add-on collection.
AAA STREAMS – (FREE)
AAA Streams is an absolute must in our opinion, not just for sports but for movies, TV shows and more. It’s pretty much got everything. As far as the sports streams go, they are bang on, and free! Quality of the streams varies, however you will find that most of the streams are decent to good and most certainly significantly better than other free streams which are on other add-ons offering free sports streams. Again as with all the add-ons mentioned in this post it has been tested running a wired 4.2mbps connection and the matches ran perfectly. The selection of football matches is great too, offering Premier League, Champions League, Uefa Cup and much more. So for a free add-on. the quality, the selection and the reliability you can’t really go wrong. The add-on has just had a nice facelift too which is good.
PRICE – Free
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 4/5
RECOMMENDED – Yes, it’s free. You would be silly not add this add-on, it’s not only great for sport but it has an incredible selection of live tv links from all over the world as well as movies, tv shows and much more.
So, as you can see there is a lot to chose from. What’s great is that more new add-ons are hitting XBMC / KODI all the time offering great services for streaming live sports. It’s certainly worth testing a few out for yourself. If you’re not sure about one, sign up for a day see how you get on and then decide. At the end of the day it’s your box, your choice. There are free add-ons out there that are offering sport streams. However from what we can see, NBC being an exception the paid subscriptions are far better than any of the free streaming add-ons, hence why you pay for the service. Your membership costs goes towards improving their servers and maintenance in order to provide you with the best possible streams.
We would love to know what your favourites are, have you tried any of the ones mentioned above?
Best Live TV IPTV AddOns for Kodi XBMC 2015
I thought I would make a post to show all the live TV add-ons for people that visit the site. I have a lot of single posts which you can view but rather than making you trawl through my site to find the add-ons I thought it would be better to put them all on one page to make it easier for you.
I know the title says best addons for Kodi and I know that is subjective, but although they may not be the best to you, to some they will be. It is also not a comprehensive list, there are more, many more. This will be an ongoing list; when I find more I will add them so bookmark the page and come back at a later date.
STREAMLIVE – This is a paid add-on. It’s the best paid service you will get and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. It has lots of live TV channels in HD as well as all the sports channels you could need.
BBC iPlayer – All the BBC channels live. This does require you to be in the UK or have a UK VPN.
BBTS – You may have used the IPTV list from BBTS in the past. He now has an add-on with various sports and international channels.
cCloudTV – This add-on has a huge list of channels from around the world. Definitely something you will be able to get a lot of favourites from to add to your favourite TV guide add-on
Channel PEAR – A new add-on for Kodi (June 2015) but looks very nice. Has some great streams and is something you should check out.
Chicago List – Lots of Spanish live TV channels
Daffys IPTV & VOD – A relatively new IPTV add-on but looks like a good one, definitely something worth trying.
DexterTV – At the time of writing this is the best IPTV/Live TV add-on available. A must have add-on
DIJ Entertainments – This add-on has definitely improved since I last tried it. It currently has very good SD links to Sky Sports & Sky Movies. It also has links to a variety of other content including: Fitness Videos, WWE Videos, CCTV Cameras, Movie Boxsets, TV Shows, Kids Movies, HD & SD UK TV and more. This really is a great little add-on to have in your collection.
Dutch Cloud TV – Whilst this add-on is geared towards Dutch users with lots of Dutch speaking content there are also links to other live TV channles from U.S., Italy and Spain. You might find a few surprises in there if you take some time to check all the channels.
F.T.V – Loads of channels for your viewing pleasure. Lot’s of UK channels which aren’t geo-targeted so you can watch them without a VPN.
.F.U.B.A.R. – This is a great add-on. Lots of choice in the IPTV section to watch lots of live channels (Svenska TV Kanaler)
FreeTuga – This add-on has a wealth of live channels from Spain and Portugal amongst others. Also offers live sports.
Halow Live – This is a great little add-on and the dev is always on top of things making sure the streams are working and adding new streams as he finds them. It has lots of sport as well as channels from many different countries.
IsraeLIVE – This add-on has lots of UK, US & Israeli TV channels as well as others from around the world.
iStream – A very popular add-on. Launch it and select the Live TV link and you can spend your day surfing through all the channels it has available. Lots of terrestrial & satellite channels available. Sport channels too.
ITV – All the ITV channels live. Requires UK VPN/Proxy
Lihat IPTV – A great add-on with lots of channels to choose from.
Navi-X – One of the oldest and most well known add-ons this has too much stuff to list. But rather than having a link in the add-on that goes directly to live TV you can search for the channel you are wanting to watch.
Operation Robocop – A nice IPTV add-on with a huge selection of channels to choose from
Phoenix – Woody is no longer on here but Staael updates his live channels all the time and always has a good stream if you like watching your football, One242415 has lots of international live streams and Crusader88 has more international channels than you can shake a stick at. Plus there’s loads of other stuff there too.
Renegades TV – This add-on allows you to use an EPG to which you can link preset add-ons. This is regularly updated and well worth looking at.
SportsDevil – Doesn’t need any introduction. It’s sports channels.
Stream Engine – An add-on with links to live Sports channels and other stuff too.
UK Turks Live Streams – An add-on with plenty of live UK Sports and TV channels.
UK TV Sports HD Playlist on Navi-X – This playlist has lots of good quality sports streams as well as other channels. Definitely worth cecking out.
VDubT25 – You must have seen a VDub tutorial on YouTube. If you have used Kodi for any length of time you will have heard the guy, he’s great, he gives out tutorials to help make it easier for you to get great add-ons. He has his own add-on and he updates this regularly. Well worth adding to your collection.
Zem TV – Lots of Pakistan and India live TV.
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