This post provides the list of the best Kodi live TV addons. The addons listed here work on all the Kodi devices, including FireStick, PC, Android TV, Android mobiles, 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. Thanks to the live TV Kodi addons, watching TV on internet-connected devices has become even easier and more 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, you only need to find the right addon that lets you stream your favorite channels. The question is, how to find the best live TV addons for Kodi?
There are hundreds of Kodi addons out there for you to choose from. Therefore, it is difficult for us to find the ones that do. Hence, I have created this list of the best live TV addons for Kodi.
Attention, Kodi Users!
Kodi Addons and builds offer unlimited streaming content, but could also get you into legal trouble if caught streaming free movies, TV shows, or sports. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. Kodi users are strongly advised to always connect to a VPN while streaming online. A good Kodi VPN hides your identity, bypasses government surveillance, geo-blocked content, and ISP throttling (which also helps in buffer-free streaming).
I personally use ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon FireStick. You get 3 months free and save 49% on its annual plans. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, you can always ask for a refund.
Read: How to Install and Use the Best Kodi VPN
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!
Legal Disclaimer: This tutorial is purely educational. FireStickTricks.com doesn’t own, host, operate, resell, or distribute any streaming apps, addons, websites, IPTV or services. The page contains some unverified services, and we are not certain whether they hold legal licenses to distribute the content. FireStickTricks.com does not verify the legality of each app/service in all regions. Do your due diligence if you use any of the unverified apps/services, and stream only content that is available in the public domain. The end-user shall be solely responsible for the media accessed.
1. The Crew
The Crew is probably the most popular Kodi addon presently. It is an all-in-one addon with a solid library of cable TV channels from the USA and other parts of the world.
The addon gets the streaming links of the channels from multiple sources. Therefore, if one of the sources is offline, you can always try another.
You can watch global, national, and even local TV channels. The addon includes various genres, including News, Entertainment, Weather, Music, Lifestyle, Drama, and more.
In addition to live TV, you can also explore the massive collection of on-demand films and episodes.
Repo: The Crew
How to Install The Crew Addon on Kodi
Fetch is another service that has quickly become part of our list of best live TV addons. This addon lets you watch TV channels from the USA, UK, Canada, several European countries, and many other countries.
You can stream channels in various categories, such as Comedy, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Sports, Travel, News, Auto, Business, and more.
Fetch addon is from the repository Doomzday Repo, which is more popularly known for the Doomzday Kodi builds.
The Fetch addon lets you add channels to favorites, displays recently played channels, and allows you to search for the channels by keywords.
How to Install The Fetch Addon on Kodi
LNTV seems like a decent option to stream your favorite cable TV channels. You can explore the channels in a range of categories, including News, Cooking, Entertainment, Sports, News, Religion, Kids, and Music, among others.
You can get this addon from the WareHouse Repository. This repository is also home to the addons like RBTV, The Promise, Adina, and Elementum.
The LNTV addon also features an on-demand section with limited movies and shows.
Repo: The WareHouse
How to Install The LNTV Addon on Kodi
Stirr is an official streaming service owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. You can download its official app on FireStick from the Amazon Store. It is also available on the Apple Store, Google Play Store, and Roku.
However, the Stirr addon is not available on the official Kodi repository. Therefore, you sideload it on Kodi from the third-party repo called Sly Guy.
Stirr addon lets you stream several free-to-air channels from the Sinclair TV network and a bunch of other streaming services. You may also find some on-demand content within the addon.
Repo: The Sly Guy
How to Install Stirr Addon on Kodi
5. The Promise
The Promise is one of the many live TV Kodi addons offered by the WareHouse repository. Some are already on this list, including LNTV and RBTV.
The Promise is primarily an addon for on-demand movies and shows. However, it has a solid live TV section that goes by the name IPTV & Sports.
The addon lets you explore and watch channels in numerous categories, including Entertainment, Movies, Lifestyle, Kids, News, Sports, Cooking, and just about any genre you can think of.
Repo: The WareHouse Repo
How to Install The Promise Addon on Kodi
This is another live TV addon for Kodi from the WareHouse Repository. This addon is very similar to LNTV, which is already on this list.
This addon puts TV channels from many countries in one place. You can watch the USA, UK, Canada, India, and more channels.
You can browse the channels in various categories, including Sports, Kids, Science, News, Weather, Local, and more.
Some categories on RBTv may not work all the time. However, most will.
Repo: The WareHouse Repo
How to Install RBTv Addon on Kodi
7. UK Turks Playlists
UK Turks Playlists is a well-known service among FireStick users. The service offers both an app for FireStick and Android devices and a Kodi addon.
Both the app and addon have a similar interface with the same streaming categories. While UK Turks dedicates most of its categories to on-demand content, it has a decent collection of live TV channels. This is the reason why we have added UK Turks to this line-up of best Live TV addons for Kodi.
The addon features channels from many countries, including the USA.
Repo: UK Turks Addon Repository
How to Install UK Turks Addon on Kodi
8. iPlayer WWW (official)
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 on the official website.
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.
Repo: Kodi Add-on Repository
How to Install BBC iPlayer Kodi Addon
9. Catch Up TV & More
Catch Up TV & More 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, the UK, France, Poland, and more.
This addon is available on the official repository of Kodi, called the Kodi Add-ons Repository.
Catch Up TV & More only gives you access to the free channels available for legal streaming. The US section 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
How to Install Catch Up TV & More Kodi Addon
10. 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 log in 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
How to Install Pluto TV Kodi Addon
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
How to Install NewsOn Kodi Addon
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons or 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, live TV, and Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Kodi. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and devices.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of 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. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your streaming device. If you are using a FireStick, I have given the exact steps starting with Step 4 below.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
The following are the steps to install Kodi VPN on your Fire TV devices. If you have other streaming devices, follow Step 1-3 above.
Step 4: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE (if not subscribed already).
Step 5: Go to Fire TV Stick home screen. Click Find followed by Search option (see image below).
Step 6: Type Expressvpn in the search bar and select when it shows up.
Step 7: Click Download.
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN app and Sign in using the email ID and password that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 9: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your FireStick is now secured with the fastest VPN.
So, here is our list of the best Kodi live TV addons for 2023. 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 working links than the others. If you discover any addon, please share it with us in the comments section below. Thank you for reading!
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