The following step-by-step tutorial will show you How to stream IPTV on Kodi using an IPTV M3U URL.
The instructions below will work for any IPTV Service that offers this code.
Check with your current IPTV provider on whether they grant access to their M3U URL prior to going through this guide.
You can usually find this in the support documents or online discussion board that most IPTV services offer for their subscribers.
You may also find this in the welcome email that you received when you registered for your IPTV service.
Many IPTV services don’t provide a Kodi addon but we can use the PVR IPTV Simple Client addon if we have an M3U URL.
Kodi IPTV is perfect for cord-cutters who are unable to install APK’s for live streaming.
This includes anyone who uses a Raspberry Pi, Xbox One, or other device that does not use the Android operating system.
In the guide below, we will show you how to stream Kodi IPTV using the popular Sportz TV IPTV Service. However, this will also work for any IPTV Provider with an M3U URL.
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Kodi IPTV Setup
NOTE: 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:
1. Launch Kodi and select Settings
2. Click Add-ons
3. Choose Install from repository
4. Click PVR clients
5. Scroll down and choose PVR IPTV Simple Client
6. Click Install
7. Wait for PVR IPTV Simple Client Add-on installed message to appear
8. Click PVR IPTV Simple Client again
9. Click Configure
10. Under General, hover over and select M3U Play List URL
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.
12. Hover over EPG Settings and choose XMLTV URL
13. Type the EPG M3U URL or shortened bit.ly URL for your TV Guide and click OK
14. Click Ok again
15. Click OK when prompted with Needs to restart message
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.
PVR IPTV Simple Client Details & Description Guide
You can now access the IPTV Service by clicking Channels or Guide.
The Guide option is shown below:
Press the select button on your remote for options:
Here, you can choose from info, Channels, Guide, and Settings.
The Settings will provide you with these options:
Upon testing, we have found that Subtitles do not work properly within Kodi IPTV.
However, if you would like to use Subtitles for Movies and TV Show addons, follow the guide below:
One thing to note about Kodi IPTV is that many of these providers do not offer VOD for Movies and TV Shows.
Luckily, there are tons of video add-ons available for installation that provide unlimited content for streaming.TROYPOINT Tip: You should always use a VPN to protect your identity and security when streaming with IPTV services such as this.
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Warning! Protect Yourself With A VPN
Most cord-cutters use a VPN and rightfully so.
The free streaming applications, addons, and paid IPTV services that you use are usually hosted on insecure servers.
Without a VPN, your IP Address is being logged.
Your IP Address points back to your location and identity which compromises both your privacy and security.
Your current IP Address is 126.96.36.199 – When you use a VPN, your real IP address will be converted into an anonymous new one.
A VPN will provide you with an anonymous connection to the Internet.
This will prevent your Internet Service Provider, app/addon developers, government agencies, and any 3rd party from logging what you’re accessing online.
The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.
Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files. Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.
Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!
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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”
You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.
Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.
Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.
Step 5 – Click Download.
Step 6 – Click Open.
Step 7 – Enter your username and password to login. Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.
Step 8 – Click Connect button.
Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.
Step 10 – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection. You are now operating anonymously through your device.
Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.
Congratulations! You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.
If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.