KODI is a powerful app that can be used on multiple operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, MAC, and Linux.You can also use various add-ons to stream live TV and VOD. However, a point to note here is that few add-ons aren’t legal to use.
This post shows users how to setup an IPTV Service on Kodi. IPTV is usually a paid service that requires subscription prior to use. If you are looking for free Kodi add-ons with Live TV, use the guide below:
Use the steps below to setup IPTV on Kodi:
Setup1. Launch Kodi and select Settings
Setup 2. Click Add-ons
Setup 3. Choose Install from repository
Setup 4. Click PVR clients
Setup 5. Scroll down and choose PVR IPTV Simple Client
Setup 6. Click Install
Setup 7. Wait for PVR IPTV Simple Client Add-on installed message to appear
Setup 8. Click PVR IPTV Simple Client again
Setup 9. Click Configure
Setup 10. Under General, hover over and select M3U Play List URL
Setup 11. Enter provided M3U URL from your IPTV Service with your account info inserted and click OK.
NOTE: You will usually have two M3U URLs. One is for the channel listings and one is for the EPG (TV Guide). We will insert the EPG M3U URL in step #8 below.
Most M3U URLs require that you input your service username and password. You will usually see where these go inside the URL as they are indicated by “username=xxxx” & password=xxxx”. You will input your username and password where the x’s are located.
Here is an example of an M3U URL. This is not a real M3U URL but this is how the structure typically looks:
Once you have inserted your username and password into the URL, you can use the bit.ly service and shorten the URL so it is easier to type into the box below. That’s what we did. If you don’t want to use bit.ly you need to ensure that the address is typed into the box with no mistakes. One wrong character in the address and this will not work.
Setup 12. Hover over EPG Settings and choose XMLTV URL
Setup 13. Type the EPG M3U URL or shortened bit.ly URL for your TV Guide and click OK
Setup 14. Click Ok again
Setup 15. Click OK when prompted with Needs to restart message
Setup 16. Force close Kodi and re-open the app. Wait for PVR Manager to start and channels to download (This may take a few minutes). When finished, you will see Simple Client Channels loaded message
That’s it! Installation is complete