Kodi on a Raspberry Pi and IPTV

Raspberry PieThanks to Kodi running on a Raspberry Pie, I’ve officially cancelled my service with Dish Network. I hardly watch any television, and the little TV I do watch, is either available within Kodi, or as a podcast for free.

Internet television is the present and future. Quite frankly I don’t see why people continue to pay for their television service. With the help internet, on-demand television has practically changed the way we consumed video content. The rise of YouTube, and services such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc., means we no longer have to pay a giant fee each month to only watch a handful of channels. I mean really, who the fuck watches most of the channels included in a cable/satellite package?

What makes Kodi unique, and the reason why I love it, is that you have access to a large range of channels for free. Access to HD movies, international channels, and live sports, makes Kodi an absolute Apple TV killer. Obviously the legality of the bootleg video content accessible within Kodi is something to have in question, but in my opinion, companies should really look at this as a way to make additional money. For example, I would love to see someday The Premier League offering a season pass with access to all live matches via a stream medium. I wouldn’t hesitate paying The Premier League $250 – $300 US dollars a season, if it meant having access to all matches without the need of a cable or satellite service. Until then, I will continue to watch the games via Kodi.

These are my favorite and in my opinion, absolute must have Kodi Video Add-ons:

  1. Phoenix
  2. Navi-X
  3. Genesis
  4. NJM Soccer

My setup:
Raspberry Model B (powered via TV USB)
Edimax EW-7811Un Wifi
Official Kodi Remote

(Sample Kodi Dashboard)



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