Unlike a lot of British sport, the Six Nations Rugby tournament is being shown on terrestrial UK television channels as opposed to paid services such as Sky or BT Sport. However, while the Six Nations has traditionally been fully covered by the BCC, 2016 will see coverage shared for the first time between the Beeb and ITV.
Therefore, Kodi users wanting to watch the rugby should look to install TV packages that reliably show standard UK TV channels rather than a dedicated Sports add-on.
Our recommendations for Six Nations add ons are as follows:
While UK Turks may have some reliability with some TV channels, BBC and ITV (the two channels showing the rugby) are generally pretty good. In addition, should you have any problems, both channels have back up options, which is something that a lot of other add-ons don’t typically offer. In addition, Turks sources are updated regularly, leading to good reliability with both SD and HD quality.
Phoenix is always going to appear in a list of best TV Add-ons to install, and in this case it’s Woody that’s doing the business. Streams for both ITV and BBC are of good quality and regularly updated to ensure reliability.
You can find the TV channels by loading up Phoenix and then going into Woody > TV > UK TV Channels.
Film On (FTV)
FTV is an add-on that isn’t as widely know as either of the two previous suggestions. However, it has received plenty of strong feedback from the community when it comes to watching live UK TV channels. Available through the Kinkin repo, FTV offers a wide range of international television channels, including BBC and ITV.
In addition, Film On also offers regional BBC channels, meaning that Scottish and Welsh fans can watch BBC Scotland and BBC Wales coverage of the big games rather than being forced to take the standard English feed.
What do you think?
Hope that helps! It would be great to get some feedback around the add-ons that we’ve recommended above. Being able to access Live TV channels on a reliable basis is one of the biggest requests in the Kodi community at the moment, so hearing whether the above add-ons work best for you (or whether you’d recommend something completely different!) would be really helpful for everyone.
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