In this article, you will learn about the best Kodi live TV addons. The addons listed here work on all the Kodi boxes including FireStick, PC, Android TV, Android mobiles, and tablets, etc.
I love to tune in to my favorite cable TV channel whenever I get the chance. But, the traditional way of watching TV through a cable connection is only becoming more expensive. And, that makes me consider other options.
Over the past few years, live TV streaming over the internet has become more mainstream than it used to be before. We have now started cutting the cord and adopting the online way of watching TV. Thanks to the live TV Kodi addons, watching TV on the internet-connected devices has become even easier and convenient.
Kodi is a versatile media player that plays the content from the local storage, on-demand content on the internet, as well as live TV. If you are new to Kodi, check out my ultimate beginner’s guide for Kodi.
To watch live TV on Kodi, all you need to do is find the right addon that lets you stream your favorite channels. The question is, how to find the best live TV addons for Kodi? The popularity of the Kodi player has soared in the past years. There are hundreds of Kodi addons out there for you to choose from. Unfortunately, not all the addons work properly. Therefore, it is difficult for us to find the ones that do.
Best Live TV Kodi Addons
We have handpicked some of the best live TV addons for Kodi that actually work. In this article, I am going to show you how to watch live TV on Kodi. Keep reading!
1. Robinhood TV
Robinhood TV is one of the few live TV addons for Kodi that have been around for a while. Even though this addon does not have diverse categories, it takes care of your basic Live TV needs by giving you access to the most popular satellite channels from the USA and also from around the world.
The addon has two primary categories for live TV streaming – Balkan Live TV and World Live TV. If you are looking for English channels, World Live TV is the category to choose. In this category, you will find multiple streaming servers for most of the categories.
The channels are not categorized genre-wise. You either scroll the list or use the search option to look up for a specific channel.
Robinhood is not the greatest addon for cable TV channels, but it is still a decent choice.
Limitless is an all-in-one addon that streams on-demand as well as live TV for you. The addon has a solid collection of cable-TV channels in English as well as various other languages. It lets you watch channels from the USA as well as popular channels from the UK and other countries.
You can get started by clicking the Live TV option on the main screen of the addon to explore your options.
Limitless has sorted channels in easy categories. Some of the categories within the addon may prompt you to install additional addons before you could use them.
While a lot of channels work, a lot of them do not stream in HD. However, I still believe that Limitless is a good option to watch live TV on Kodi given the fact that there aren’t a lot of live TV addons available.
3. 7 of 9
7 of 9 is one of the very popular addons in the Kodi world. Quite like Limitless, this addon also offers all-in-one streaming options. However, 7 of 9 addon has more options to watch live TV than Limitless.
To watch Live TV via 7 of 9, you need to click the IPTV category on the main screen. When you do that, you are prompted to install an additional addon Beat Quadrant – IPTV. When this addon is installed, you can access the live TV channels.
You can browse the channels by various categories including Movies, TV Shows, and more. The IPTV section of this addon also offers a country-wise selection of channels.
Additionally, you can explore the categories like Entertainment, Kids, Sport, Documentary, Music, News, Food, and more.
Some of these categories further require you to install additional addons like TV-TAP and Swift Streamz.
4. cCloud TV
cCloud TV addon brings to you dozens of live programs and a wide range of TV channels from the USA and UK. It is easily one of the best Kodi addons for live TV you will find. Here, you can watch live TV content related to Sports, News, Lifestyle, Music, Movies, TV Shows, and so much more. It also has a ‘Non-English/International’ section that lets you stream channels from around the world. If you are looking for high-quality live TV content, give cCloud TV a try. You can install cCloud from the Kodil repository.
SportsDevil is regularly featured among the best addons to watch live TV on Kodi. It has this huge collection of channels from nearly all the places in the world. The name of the addon suggests that it is all about sports. It is true that a big portion of SportsDevil is dedicated to sports. Its main screen features two separate sections for sports – Live Sports & Sports TV. However, there is more to SportsDevil than just sports.
There is a ‘Live TV’ section, which further has a ‘ShadowsNet.ro (World TV)’ category. The World TV part of this addon lets you explore live TV channels from the USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France and more.
You can install SportsDevil from Kodil Repository. You might also discover that SportsDevil is the part of almost all the other major repositories including Supremacy, Maverick, UKTurk Addon Repository etc. But, Kodil seems to have the latest version of this addon and that is why it is the best source to install SportsDevil from.
J1TV addon offers plenty of options to stream live TV from all over the world, including top English channels.
The main screen of the addon displays numerous categories in which various channels are sorted.
While there are multiple categories to choose from, not all of them necessarily work. You may run into a YouTube error in many of the home screen categories. You will need to try different categories to check which one works for you.
It is recommended that you turn on the VPN as some channels do not work without it.
7. iPlayer WWW
iPlayer WWW is a free live TV and on-demand addon that gives you access to content from the BBC Network via BBC iPlayer. You can download this addon from the official Kodi Add-ons Repository.
You are required to sign up for a free BBC account at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer to use this addon.
Furthermore, BBC iPlayer is available only within the UK. If you want to use iPlayer WWW outside the UK, you will need a VPN. I recommend using ExpressVPN and connecting to a UK server to watch iPlayer WWW from the US or any other country.
iPlayer WWW offers you access to BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC News Channel, CBeebies, and more.
The addon is easy to install, set up, and use.
Source: Kodi Add-on Repository
USTVnow is a subscription-based service offering live TV streaming of the American satellite channels to the Americans outside the country, such as the military personnel in deployment. This service is listed as USTVNow Plus in the Kodi official repository. You will first need to sign up for the USTVnow account and then install its live TV Kodi addon to use the service. USTVnow has a tiered pricing structure with the base plan being free. But, the free plan offers only up to 6 channels and limited features. The paid subscriptions start at $14.99 and offer more channels (up to 24) and better DVR capabilities. You may visit http://watch.ustvnow.com/guide and learn more about the plans and channels.
Source: Kodi Add-on Repository
9. Catch Up TV & More
Catch Up TV & More is addon gives you access to a limited range of live TV and catchup streams. You can access streaming options from various countries including the United States, UK, France, Poland, and more.
This addon is available on the official repository of Kodi, called Kodi Add-ons Repository.
Catch Up TV & More only gives you access to the free channels available for legal streaming. In the US section, it has CBS News, ABC News, PBS Kids, etc. The channels may get removed or added from time to time depending upon availability.
Source: Kodi Add-ons Repository
10. Xumo TV
Xumo TV is a popular streaming service that gives you access to free on-demand as well as Live TV content.
It is a legal, free, and ad-supported app that lets you stream channels like NBC News, Fox Sports, Bloomberg, etc. Xumo TV does not require registration. You can start streaming right away.
Even though Xumo TV is available only in the US, you can access it from anywhere via a VPN by connecting to a US server.
Xumo has apps for FireStick, Android, iOS, Roku, etc. They also have a free addon for Kodi. You can install this addon from the official Kodi Add-ons Repository.
You will be prompted to install an additional addon InputStreams Adaptive to use the live TV feature of the Xumo TV addon.
Source: Kodi Add-on Repository
11. Pluto TV
Pluto TV is another official and legal addon that gives you free access to a wide range of TV channels from the United States and other countries.
You can watch Pluto TV without registration. However, Pluto TV is available on multiple platforms, including FireStick, Android Mobiles, iOS, and more.
If you intend to use it on multiple devices, it is best that you sign up for an account and login to the addon. This way, you will be able to sync your streaming activities across devices. Also, some of the options may not work if you are not signed in.
Pluto TV is ad-supported and lets you watch popular channels like CNN, Sky News, MTV, NBC News, NFL, and more.
Source: Kodi Add-on Repository
If you like to stay tuned to local news through local channels in the United States, NewsOn is probably the best live TV addon for Kodi to have.
NewsOn is a free and ad-supported news addon. You can watch local news from almost all the states and regions. There are currently more than 175 local stations from 114 regions/markets.
In addition to the live feed, NewsOn also lets you catch up with the news broadcast for up to 48 hours.
NewsOn is an official service and you can download it from the official Kodi Add-ons Repository. The service also offers a free app for FireStick.
Source: Kodi Add-on Repository
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons / Builds, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Kodi users are strongly advised to connect a VPN while streaming. A VPN for Kodi will bypass ISP throttling, Government Surveillance, and geo-restriction on popular Add-ons. I always connect ExpressVPN on all my streaming devices and I suggest you do the same.
ExpressVPN is the fastest and most secure VPN. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on Kodi, here's how to get VPN protection in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Get the ExpressVPN subscription HERE.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
So, here is our list of the best Kodi live TV addons for 2020. It is true that there are many more out there. But, the idea is to find the addons that truly work. There is no point in going through the hassles of installing an addon only to find it does not work. I have personally installed each one of these addons and tested them for streamability. Please note that I am yet to find a live TV addon for Kodi that could play 100% streams all the time. But, the addons I have listed above have more streamable links and work better than the others. If I happen to stumble upon any new, effective live TV Kodi addon, I sure will update this list. In case you happen to discover any addon, please share it with us in the comments section below. Thank you for reading!
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