Kodi is among the most popular media players due to its versatility. The Kodi add-on allows you to stream games, movies, and even music using the XBMC media player. Kodi is open-source and free to use. The versatility of Kodi is enhanced by the addition of new repositories daily.

Given the increased cost of cable TV, you can even watch Kodi live online for free and there are free TV sites too. The software allows you to stream TV channels from around the world. That makes Kodi a major driver of the cord-cutting trend we’re witnessing.

In Kodi, there are many popular modules known as add-ons that you can use to stream live TV. However, these third-party add-ons are often unreliable for multiple reasons, top of which is a failure of the host server where they are located. However, there are some good live streaming add-ons for Kodi that usually work.

We have compiled a list of the top 10 best Kodi addons for live tv. At the time of this writing, all Kodi add-ons were working for direct TV. If you have trouble logging in any of them, try again after a while or mention the plugin in the comments section below and we’ll remove it.

It’s our hope that in this list you’ll find the best Kodi add-ons for live tv to improve your 2020 Kodi experience.

We have tried all the Kodi Live TV add-ons listed here. The links under each plugin worked during testing. We cannot guarantee they’ll work when you try, if any doesn’t work please share in comments section and we’ll update the article.

Top 10 2020 Kodi Live TV Add-ons

cCloud TV

cCloud means Community Cloud, this addon consists of a community of people who want to stream live online broadcasts. This add-on allows you to broadcast on all popular UK and US channels. It is a free IPTV that can stream live content. This is one of Kodi’s best live add-ons. All content is organized by genre, so you can easily watch your favorite TV channels. The Server area displays all the servers that work so you know which one to live stream. You can install cCloud TV from the Kodil repository. Find a link to the repository below.

Go to cCloud TV Kodi repo: 

Selfless TV

If you can’t wait to live stream on Kodi, selfless is a great option. This third-party addon has several channels from around the world. Channels are sorted alphabetically by genres. Selfless is one of the most reliable options, as most channels work continuously. This TV addon is available in the Bookmarks repository. Below is a link to a repository where you can install this plugin on your Kodi. If you encounter an error while using this channel, especially the widely reported dependency install error, you should also install the SportsDevil plugin to fix it.

Go to Kodi Repo for selfless


Chronos is an amazing Kodi Live TV addon for streaming TV channels. It doesn’t have as many channels as the other extensions in this list, it has a lot of US and UK channels. With this Kodi add-on you can watch news, comics, movies and TV shows. Installing the Chrono addon is easy as the process only takes a few minutes. The reason I added the Chronos add-on to this list is that it offers an option to watch live sports and other video on-demand content. You can download and install it from the SkyDarks repository.

Go to Chronos Kodi repository: 

USTVNow Plus

USTVNow Plus is a subscription live streaming service that allows users to stream all channels broadcast on US satellite channels. Subscribe and live-stream content from up to 28 channels including Fox News, History, ESPN, CBS, NB and more. It is an IPTV service that’s very popular with military families and American expats. Digital video recording is also available with a subscription. However, if you don’t want to subscribe, you can still watch 6 free channels on USTVNow Plus. This add-on is available in the official Kodi repository, head over there and download it.  

Achilles TV

Achilles TV is one of our favorite Kodi live tv add-ons. It mostly features live British and American television channel broadcasts. Achilles TV Live TV Kodi plugin makes it a breeze to watch sports, news, music, and a whole lot more. The collection is definitely excellent and the fact that most channels work makes it necessary to add the Achilles live TV addon to this list of the best Kodi addon for TV. At the time of writing, we checked to see if news channels such as Al Jazeera News, Sky News, ABC News work and they did. You get the Achille TV Kodi add-on from the Ghost repository.

Go to Achille TV Kodi Add-on Repo: 


j1tv is a comprehensive Kodi Add-ons with amazing content such as music content, movies, TV shows, documentaries, anime, live events, live TV and live concerts. We think it’s better than all the other Kodi Live TV add-ons on this list because all its channels were live when we last tested. Don’t forget we mentioned that reliability is a major issue when it comes to Kodi addons. Another thing we like about this Kodi Live TV addon is that it makes super easy and simple to stream live broadcasts on Kodi. Its channels are divided into different genres such as music, movies, and Wrestling.

Go to j1tv Kodi repository: 

Beta Qadrant (IPTV)

If you are looking for a Kodi live tv addon that not only allows you to live stream to your Kodi box but also gives you access to movies, music and TV shows. Then Beta Quadrant IPTV is your answer. This Kodi Live TV add-on offers several options for watching TV channels from across the globe. At the time of writing, most channels broadcast were working without delay and streaming problems. The Kodi Beta Quadrant addon can installed from the Diamond Wizard Repository. One of the best Kodi repositories around.

Go to Beta Quadrant Kodi Repo: 

Catch-Up TV & More

Catchup TV and more is also one of the best Kodi addons for live tv. Its appeal lies in the availability of live TV channels for streaming. With Catchup TV and more, you can watch live TV channels from different countries of the world. There are direct TV channels from the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Italy and other countries. Most channels will work. However, if you get the error cannot install dependency, you need to find and install that specific dependency to continue streaming channels or other content. If the problem persists then try to reset your Kodi box or software and attempt to re-stream the content. You can get it from the official Kodi Repo.

NewsOn Addon

If you want to enjoy the most popular news channels in the US, then make NewsOn Kodi addon is your host. NewsOn contains a list of channels from every US states. You can click the status to see the available news live. At the time of testing, almost all news channels were working. What I like most about this Kodi plugin is that it clearly separates states so that you can navigate the different information channels. This is one of the best Kodi live news Add-ons. You can get this add-on from the official Kodi repository.


Xumo.TV is one of the recently released add-ons on Kodi. Xumo allows you to watch live TV for free on Kodi. Despite its limited collection, the reason for adding this Kodi Live TV add-on to the list is its stability. After several checks when writing this article, all channels of this Kodi plugin were fully functional. This Kodi add-on offers several news channels, so this is one of the best Kodi Live TV add-ons for anyone who wants to watch news channels directly on Kodi. Xumo.TV Kodi Live TV can be installed directly from the official Kodi repository.

Final Words

We have put together this list of Kodi Live TV Add-ons in a methodical way. Each add-on was tested to make sure there are no broken links. However, some add-ons may not work as they all depend on the host server eventually. It’s our hope that this list helps you save money currently being wasted on a cable operator. These Kodi Live TV Add-ons are convenient especially when you want to stream sporting events not currently airing in your area. Just remember to use a good VPN to protect yourself from legal issues.

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