The year is new and we figured what better way to start it off than review which are the best free television streaming addons for XBMC that you should make sure you have installed to your configuration. Things change pretty quickly in the world of XBMC and you should remember that just because an addon the best now, doesn’t mean there won’t be even better stuff coming out in the new year. Read through this short review to ensure that your XBMC setup is complete and not missing anything that you’ll need to maximize your free TV experience.
STARTING 2013 WITH THE BEST FREE TV STREAMING ADDONS FOR XBMC
- 1Channel (Bstrdsmkr’s Repository)
It’s no surprise that this addon is at the top of our list, it’s probably the most popular one out there right now and great for watching whatever you’d like.
- Icefilms (anarchintosh addons)
Anyone who’s been using XBMC for a while has heard of it, but you’ll be quite surprised when you check out the latest version, it’s working great and even has a nice selection of HD content.
- Project Free TV (Eldorado’s XBMC Addons)
Very popular addon, what we like about it is the simplicity and the ability to really track what was played in the last 24 hours or what not, great for people who like to keep up with their series’ on television.
- TV Links (anilkuj addons)
Another nice addon that gives you access to a ton of television shows. It has a nice library of sources and is great for accessing a lot of the older vintage type content that you might not find elsewhere.
- Tubeplus (anilkuj addons)Written by anilkuj, this addon gives you access to both movies and television shows and is a great addition to your XBMC addon repertoire.
- ustvnow (t0mm0′s XBMC Addons)
This addon gives you reliable access to pretty much all the major American television networks. It’s meant to be used only by American’s living overseas, but all you need to do is go to their site, check off a box stating that you are American (of course) and then fill in your login details on the Add-on settings page.
- Veetle (t0mm0′s XBMC Addons)
This addon is comparable to regular cable in the sense that it’s not video on demand, but basically it gives you access to over three hundred channels that are created by users who want to share what they are watching with the rest of the world. You’ll find sporting events and good movie & television marathons too!
- FilmOn (XBMC.org Add-ons) or NotFilmOn (XBMCHUB.com Addon Repository)David Alki’s FilmOn site provides legal access to hundreds of streaming channels from across the globe, some of which you’ll probably be interested in, many of which are less interested. It’s good for live news and the Pentagon channel is pretty cool. There’s also some live content such as Italian channels and other speciality content.
- Navi-XYou all know about what’s pretty much the only popular program addon out there for XBMC. It provides you with a portal that grants you access to an endless array of live and video on demand content, as well as international channels and more.
- Honourable Mention: Fast Pass TV (XBMCHUB.com Addon Repository)This addon is the reincarnation of Fast Pass TV on XBMC which has already seen two previous addons which no longer work. It’s a decent addition to the list and there are plenty of other very cool addons in the repository it comes from.
Congratulations! You now have absolutely no excuse whatsoever not to stay up to date with the latest episodes of The Vampire Diaries or Desperate Housewives. All of the addons mentioned above can be installed through our easy to use Fusion Addon Installer. In case you haven’t already, you should probably check out the new XBMCHUB Wizard which will configure your entire XBMC setup from scratch with one click, all goodies preinstalled.