Kodi is the main reason behind the 80% of the chord cutting occurs in the US. A lot of users have already adopted to other IPTV service provider. When compared to the cost of the cable, IPTV may be the better option. What if I tell you, you can stream all the content for free? Yep, it’s not a bluff, you can stream any of the IPTV content free on Kodi. In this article, we will see two methods to watch Live TV on Kodi totally free for lifetime! The first methods include using Live TV addons and the second method is adding M3U file to kodi to stream various channels. There are lots of Live TV addons available out there. We will see some of the best IPTV addons and its special features.
Best IPTV addons to watch Live TV on Kodi
Once again Kodi community is going in a dark phase, as lots of addons and repository were removed or forced to shut down. As a result lot of addons are not working just like before. Recently Balmo repository was forced to shut down. He is one of the top contributors in the Kodi community. He created some of the all-time best addons like Exodus, Neptune Rising and few more. He also had a major contribution in developing URL resolver.
Due to copyright issues, some addons were removed. So as a user, you need to update your knowledge on a constant basis. Here is the list of some of the working Live TV addons for Kodi.
Chronos kodi addon is located in Skydark’s Repository. The content of this addons is categorized mainly as live sports and on-demand matches. Since most of the people use Kodi to stream the live matches, this categorization is user-friendly. It also has the working streams of 24/7 TV and some local Austria channels under Live TV section. Some of the Austria channels are geo-restricted, so you need a VPN like IPVanish to access those channels. A VPN also helps in keeping your online activity anonymous.
Repo Name: Skydarks Repository
If you are looking for the most reliable addon, then go for cCloud TV. This is one of the pioneers in Live TV. Then you might be wondering why it is not top in the list. It’s because only limited contents are available in cCloud TV. To maintain a good reputation, only working links are added to the list. But that is not a big deal! You can easily cope up with the issue by using two or more addons as an alternate. cCloud TV kodi addon is located in the Kodil Repository.
Repo Name: Kodi Repository
Though cCloud TV offers a great content on Live TV, its an all in one addon. So we though some standalone Live TV addons will make the list better. Furious streams have a huge collection of live TV streams from US and UK. It also has a separate section for live sports. Some of the streams are not working properly. After using a VPN like IPVanish, the problem was reduced. Furious streams Kodi addon is available in Brettus Build Repository.
Repo name: Brettus repo
Ultra IPTV is back with the bang! For the past few months, ultra IPTV is not working properly. You can only access the contents from a few IPs. But after the recent update, its working great. Ultra IPTV kodi addon is located in Cazlo Repository. It has a good list of TV channels. But if you are a new user, it will take some time to get used to this addon. It is not so user-friendly addon. But it’s worth a try!
Repo name: Cazlo Repo
Ultimate IPTV kodi addon is much similar to the Ultra IPTV, both in working and features. But the categorization is better. Some channels are randomly placed. You can use the Kodi default search option to find your favorite channel. Around 70% of the streams are working. And it’s regularly updated. Ultimate IPTV Kodi addon is available in Kodil repository. Make sure to try this addon and let us know your favorite features in comments.
Repo Name: Kodi Repository
These are some of the best addons to watch live TV on Kodi. All of these addons were tested and working fine. Let us now directly jump to the second method of watching live tv on kodi.
M3U Method to watch TV on Kodi
If you are already bored by searching and testing addons, here is a special method for you. Well, this method allows you to watch a set of IPTV channels like a playlist. All you need to do is to grab the link of working M3U file. There are lots of such M3U files like a separate file for sports, live TV, regional channels and lot more. You need to download the required M3U file. You can download the m3u file from this link.
After downloading the file, follow the below steps to add the m3u file to Kodi. These files are updated on daily basis. So don’t get shocked if those files stopped working after few days. Well, to this you need PVR client. Navigate to kodi home screen> Addons > My addons > PVR Clients > PVR IPTV Simple client.
Now select configure in the information window of PVR IPTV Simple client. Add the m3u file URL. Then click enable to save the changes and enable PVR client. Thus you have successfully added the m3u file to your kodi. You can also install this addon from the kodi official addon repository. After adding the file, navigate to the home screen and select TV. Now the list of channels from that m3u file will be displayed. Just click on the channel and enjoy TV on Kodi!
If you are curious to know the working of m3u file and how to use it efficiently, refer to this guide. It is an exclusive article. It covers all the information you need to know. It also explains the scope of an m3u file.
That’s all about the methods to watch Live TV on Kodi. Hope this article is informative. If you are facing any issue, make sure to comment. We would be glad to help.