In this guide, I am going to show you how to install USTVnow on Kodi Leia 18.5 and Kodi Krypton 17.6. While the images below have been taken from Kodi on PC, the method I have described works the same on every Kodi device such as FireStick, Android smartphones, and tablets, etc.
American TV networks churn out the most sought-after TV shows and entertainment programs. The most popular American TV shows are usually syndicated worldwide via various television networks and online streaming services. But, if you are living outside the US what you get to watch is just a bunch of programs. There aren’t a lot of ways to stream American live TV channels overseas. Though, that changes with USTVnow.
USTVnow is an online streaming service that lets you watch a variety of American satellite channels with a monthly subscription. It is primarily designed for the Americans residing overseas, such as military personnel. And, if you happen to be traveling, you will not miss out on your favorite TV channels. USTVnow has a decent collection of cable TV channels you can stream in HD quality.
I am going to show you how to integrate USTVnow with Kodi, one incredibly popular media player. While USTVnow offers multi-platform support, watching TV channels on Kodi could be a lot more convenient. The good news is that USTVnow is not geo-restricted, and it only makes sense as it delivers live TV channels outside the USA.
Sign Up for USTVnow
You will need web signup to use USTVnow on Kodi. Here are the steps.
Visit http://watch.ustvnow.com/guide on a mobile or computer browser and click the ‘SIGN UP’ option on the top right of the page.
Select one of the available packages/plans. USTVnow offers a free plan with total of 5 channels and very limited DVR capabilities. The free subscription is also limited to SD resolution. However, you can upgrade anytime you want to later.
The $19.00 plan offers you 24 channels and HD resolution permanently. But, the DVR capabilities are also limited in this package. $19.00 is the promotional price applicable for the first 3 months. Afterward, you are billed $29 every month.
USTVnow has a third plan which is billed $29.00 for the first three months and $39 afterward. This plan has 24 channels but offers unlimited DVR capabilities.
You can view the list of all the available channels for a particular plan by clicking ‘SEE ALL CHANNELS’ link on the bottom of the plan’s description.
Select the plan you want to start USTVnow with and click the ‘Get this Plan’ button for that plan to proceed.
You will be required to provide your personal information to sign up on the next page.
Important Note: Always sign up with your email address and not your social account if you want to use USTVnow on Kodi. You will not be able to log in to USTVnow Kodi addon if you have signed up with a social account.
You will also create a password on this registration page.
Click Continue button after filling the form as shown in the image below
Enter your billing details, including your credit card number on the next page. If you have chosen the free plan, you won’t be billed anything. But, the credit card is still required for verification purposes. You may also use your debit card.
You can also make the payment using Paypal.
Click ‘Include payment method’ once you are done.
Once the payment information is processed and verified, you will be led to the following page. Your account has been created but to use the USTVnow on Kodi, you are required to verify the email address.
USTVnow sends an email with the link to verify the email address. Go to your email inbox and open the link in the email by USTVnow.
Once your email is verified, you will be able to access USTVnow services.
Steps to Install USTVnow Kodi Addon
USTNow is the part of the official Kodi Addon Repository. That’s where we will get it from.
Here is how to install USTVnow Kodi Addon.
STEP 1: From the Kodi home-screen click ‘Add-ons’ option on the left sidebar and then click the ‘Package Installer’ icon on the top-left
STEP 2: Now, click ‘Install from repository’ on the next window
STEP 3: Now, click ‘Kodi Add-on repository’.
Note: If you haven’t installed any third-party repository yet, you will not see the ‘Kodi Add-on repository’ option in ‘Install from repository’. Instead, you will be directly taken to next step.
STEP 4: Scroll down and click ‘Video add-ons’
STEP 5: Again, scroll down and click ‘USTVnow’
STEP 6: Click ‘Install’ on the bottom-right
If you have installed any other repository containing USTVnow, you will be asked to choose the repository from which you wish to install it. The following window appeared because I have already installed Kodil repository (I will show you how to do it in the next section) and it contains USTVnow Kodi addon. Kodil repository has shut down and no longer available.
STEP 7: I am going to go ahead and click ‘Kodi add-on repository’
STEP 8: Now, wait for the USTVnow addon installation notification to appear on the top-right of the window
STEP 9: Now, go back to the Kodi home-screen and then go to Add-ons > Video Add-ons. Open the USTVnow Kodi addon.
STEP 10: Click ‘Sign in’ when you see this dialogue box
STEP 11: Enter the email address with which you registered your USTVnow account and then your password on the subsequent windows. Once that’s done, you will be able to access the channels you have subscribed to through USTVnow.
Step 12: The following prompt appears after the successful sign-in.
Go ahead and enjoy USTVnow subscription on Kodi.
Step 13: This is how the interface of USTVnow Kodi addon looks like. You can choose one of the categories and play the content. But, remember, what you can play also depends on the plan you subscribed for at the time of sign up.
Step 14: When you try to run a video through USTVnow for the first time, you may see the following message prompting you to restart Kodi.
Click ‘OK’ and restart Kodi. Once it has restarted, go ahead and run USTVnow again.
This is all you need to do to install USTVnow Kodi addon and use it.
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, that’s how you get USTVnow on Kodi through the USTVnow Plus addon. This service offers only a handful of TV channels (up to 24) presently. Sadly, they don’t have any premium channel like HBO, even if you are ready to pay the price. But, I am hopeful that more will be added in the future. Since there aren’t many options for overseas US citizens to watch American TV, USTVnow appears to be the best choice. USTVnow is largely a browser-based service. But, you can watch USTVnow on Kodi. And, since Kodi is available on multiple platforms, you can access this service on FireStick, Android and other Kodi compatible devices.
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