Kodi has risen to be one of the most popular apps you can get for your Smart TV and mobile devices, allowing you to stream videos, movies and live TV from all manner of sources – both shady and above-board. More than just an app unto itself, Kodi is an open-source platform that supports thousands of add-ons – sort of like apps within an app!
Here’s our list of the best Kodi add-ons for your devices.
1. iPlayer WWW
Whether you want to watch the BBC live or browse through its refined catalogue of on-demand programs, you can do it through this unofficial add-on. You’ll need to use a VPN if you want to watch it from outside the UK, but once you’re in, you’ll have access to all the main BBC channels as well as great shows like David Attenborough’s nature documentaries (watch Blue Planet now), Match of the Day football highlights, and some of the finest costume dramas in the world. You’ll find this in the main “video add-ons” section in Kodi.
If you’re a gamer or a fan of Esports, you know about Twitch. It’s easily the most popular game-streaming platform. Whether you want to watch a pro gamer’s stream or a live Esports tournament, Twitch provides a smooth and easy experience.
3. Sports Mix
It’s big, it’s messy, but it contains just about all the major sports streams you’re ever going to need – from Sky Sports and ESPN to more obscure channels set up by Kodi users streaming TV from their bedrooms. We can’t account for the legality of all these streams – that’s for you to work out! – but if you’re looking for a breadth of choice in sports streams from all over the world, look no further!
You can find Sports Mix in the MetalKettle Repository on Kodi.
Perhaps you’re not looking for new content to stream but simply a way to organize your existing extensive library. Well, as ever, you can count on arguably the greatest media management app available, Plex, to help you out. The official Plex Kodi add-on includes DLNA support, lets you switch between users and, most importantly, presents your library in a manageable, slick fashion, so you can proudly show off your digital collection to your pals!
5. South Park
For a while now a large portion of South Park’s twenty seasons have been freely available online. The South Park add-on takes advantage of that fact to give you convenient access to the crassest animated comedy on television.
6. NBC Sports
NBC Sports is one app that does require a sign-in for a lot of its content. If you have a cable subscription, you should have no problem signing in and viewing live and recorded sports, including events that might not make it into the regular broadcast. If you miss an event when it airs, there are usually substantial archives.
Google’s video-viewing behemoth may not really need any extra publicity, but that doesn’t stop YouTube from being arguably the best source of videos on the Internet, and the fact that it has an official Kodi app is well worth mentioning. There’s not much more to say about YouTube that hasn’t been said already. It’s big, it’s popular, it’s one day going to consume us all …
There’s a very good reason why Kodi is the dominant force in online streaming that it is today, and that’s largely thanks to its community-based and open-source nature, where everyone can contribute to developing it, and anyone can set themselves up as a streamer with relative ease. These are just some of the hundreds of great Kodi add-ons, so if have have a personal fave that we haven’t mentioned, we want to hear about it!
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