There are a few different types of IPTV add-ons for Kodi. Some are focused around a particular channel or network (such as BBC iPlayer), while others let you add your own playlists for a customized channel list. In this article, we will introduce you to some of the best Kodi add-ons from each IPTV category.
Customized Kodi IPTV PlaylistsLet’s start with three add-ons that let you add and customize your own M3U playlists, allowing for a personalized IPTV experience.
3. XMLTV MeldOne of the best aspects of watching IPTV on Kodi is the EPG. However, many EPGs offer incorrect information. If you’re trying to recreate a “cable TV experience,” this is far from ideal. The solution is to download XMLTV files for the channels in your M3U playlist. XMLTV files contain the EPG data. You can grab EPGs for most mainstream channels around the world from webgrabplus.com. However, to truly get that cable feeling, you need to combine the separate EPGs into a single user interface. That’s where XMLTV Meld comes in. It joins multiple XMLTV providers into one XMLTV file. The setup process is a touch complex. Read the official XMLTV Meld wiki for more information.
Other Kodi IPTV AppsThere are dozens of IPTV apps out there which stream content illegally. We’re not going to discuss them here, as watching illegal content on Kodi can land you in trouble. If you’re curious, a quick Google search will reveal everything you need to know. However, away from the illegal content, there are lots of IPTV add-ons for Kodi which are perfectly legitimate. Here are six of the best.
4. BBC iPlayerAlthough it’s not an official BBC app, the iPlayer add-on for Kodi uses the BBC service’s API key and is thus entirely legal. Because the add-on uses official BBC feeds rather than dodgy third-party sources, it is only available to users in the U.K. If you want to watch from outside the British Isles, you will need to use a high-quality VPN service for Kodi.
5. USTVnowIf you’re an American expat living outside the United States, you need to install the USTVnow add-on. The free package offers five channels: ABC, CBS, The CW, PBS, and MyTV 9. For $19/month, you can increase the number of channels to 24, including ESPN, TLC, National Geographic, AMC, Discovery, and FOX. The $24 premium package adds unlimited DVR capabilities.
6. The JukeBoxIf you’re a musically-minded person, you can’t go wrong with The JukeBox add-on. As the name suggests, its focus is on music-based IPTV content. You’re not going to find MTV or VH1, but the app does have IPTV feeds from second-tier channels, including London’s Capital TV, Magic, The Box, and Vevo. There’s also a healthy dose of EDM and live DJing channels. There’s even some on-demand content and audio-only content. You can search by genres, decades, concert, or even by DJ.
7. CometIf sci-fi is your thing, you need to have Comet TV in your life. It’s a live TV channel that only went live in 2015. At the time of writing, it’s still only available in 75 percent of the US. If you live outside of the supported markets, Kodi is one of the best ways to access its IPTV feeds.
8. TBDTBD is a US network with content that’s primarily geared towards younger audiences. Like Comet TV, it’s a new channel, having only started broadcasting in December 2016. And, also like Comet TV, it’s a long way from achieving nationwide coverage. Just over 60 percent of American households can pick up the signal. If you’re a millennial looking for a mix of comedy, animation, esports, and music, the TBD IPTV add-on for Kodi is definitely worth installing.
9. Pluto TVWe’ve recommended Pluto on other streaming platforms, and the Kodi version of the app is no different. Pluto does not focus on a single channel or network. Instead, it offers access to a range of IPTV content, including CNBC, Sky News, Bloomberg, and Cheddar. It also has its own native electronic program guide that’s accessible from within the add-on.
10. NewsONIn recent years, NewsON has answered the prayers of cord cutters who were desperate for a way to watch live news on Kodi. Specifically, NewsON specializes in local news. It provides free access to live IPTV streams of 170 TV channels in 108 US cities. In addition to live IPTV, you can also catch up with old streams for 48 hours after they air.
Add Your Kodi Add-On RecommendationsThe Kodi add-ons for IPTV we have covered in this article will give you a broad selection of both customizable content and leading channels from the U.S. and Europe. If you know about any other IPTV add-ons worth mentioning, please let us know in the comments. And if you’re new to the world of Kodi, be sure to read our article explaining how to watch live TV on Kodi. Read the full article: The 10 Best Kodi Add-Ons to Watch IPTV
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 05:00