How to watch UK freeview-addon TV channels on Kodi in UK and abroad

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Do you want to know how to watch UK freeview-addon TV channels on Kodi in UK and abroad? There are good news for Kodi users! There is now an awesome Kodi Video Add-on to watch live UK TV! You won’t need a TV provider anymore to watch UK TV and I will teach you how to use this add-on outside UK.

Best Kodi addon to watch live UK Channels

The add-on is actually called freeview (third party kodi addon from rayw1986) and it allows you to stream over fifty quality UK channels. Opening a channel is actually quicker than Virgin Media Tivo Box and I tested all the channels and they work! You will also find some 720p and 1080p HD channels.

Channels included:

4Music, 5*, 5USA, Al, Jazeera, BBC ALBA, BBC Four, BBC News, BBC One, BBC One, Northern Ireland, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Wales, BBC Parliament, BBC Two, Bloomberg, The Box, Box Hits, Box Upfront, Capital TV, CBBC, CBeebies, CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality, CBS Reality+1, Channel 4, Channel 5, Channel AKA, Chilled, CITV, Clubbing TV, Clubland, CNN International, Community Channel, The Craft Channel, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4, Film4, Food Network, Food Network+1, Forces TV, Heart TV, Home, Horror Channel, ITV1, ITV1+1, ITV2, ITV2+1, ITV3, ITV3+1, ITV4, ITV4+1, ITVBe, The Jewellry Channel, Keep It Country, Kerrang!, Kiss Kix!, London Live, Magic, More4, NOW Music, Pick, POP, QUEST, QUEST+1, QVC, QVC Beauty, QVC Extra, QVC Plus, QVC Style, Really, S4C, Sky News, Tiny Pop, Travel Channel, Travel Channel+1, truTV, Yesterday and Yesterday+1.

How to watch UK Channels abroad using Freeview-Addon?

If you’re outside of UK, the channels won’t open and you should get the playback failed error: “One or more items failed to play. Check the log for more information about this message.”. This error means that the content that you are trying to access is blocked for your country. But don’t worry, I will teach you now how to fix it.

Well, if you are trying to access UK only content and you are abroad, you just need to mask your IP to an UK IP address. Don’t worry, that’s easy, there is software that does that for you. The software that you need is called VPN. A VPN is a legal software that makes you anonymous online, so your internet provider won’t spy on you and you can choose to be in any country of the world. With a VPN you can for example be in UK / Spain / Portugal / … and watch US channels, you just need to select US in your VPN software. It is that easy!

The VPN that we recommend is IPVanish. IPVanish is one of the fastest VPNs on the market, which means it won’t slow down your internet connection and they have lots of servers around the world for you too choose from. They also have a 7 Day money back guarantee, so why not give it a try? Click here to know how to setup a VPN for your Kodi Box.

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How to install the freeview-addon on Kodi?

Installation Instructions using Addon Installer

  1. Open Kodi
  2. Go to Programs on the main navigation bar
  3. Launch Addon Installer (if you don’t have it – Click for install instructions without addon installer)
  4. Click on the “Search by: Addon/Author
  5. Type freeview and then press the button “done”.
  6. Select the freeview addon from the list.
  7. Select the install option and confirm to install.
  8. Wait a few seconds until the installation finishes. Don’t touch anything until is finished.

That’s it! You will now find the Freeview Add-on under Videos -> Add-ons in the main navigation.

Instructions without using the Addon Installer

  1. Open Kodi
  2. Go to SYSTEM > File Manager
  3. Select Add Source
  4. Select the input box None
  5. Type the exactly the following URL and then select Done
  6. Select now the box underneath to Enter a name for this media Source, type fusion and then press OK
  7. Return to Kodi Home Screen
  8. Select SYSTEM
  9. Select Add-Ons
  10. Select Install from zip file
  11. Select fusion
  12. Select xbmc-repos
  13. Select english
  14. Select
  15. Wait for Add-on enabled notification
  16. Select Install from repository or Get Add-Ons on Helix
  17. Select RayW1986 Repo
  18. Select Video Add-Ons
  19. Select Freeview
  20. Select Install
  21. Wait for Add-on enabled notification. Don’t click in anything while the install is in progress.

Done! You will now find the freeview Add-on under Videos -> Add-ons in the main navigation.

As you can see, installing addons with the Addon Installer is much quicker so I highly recommend you to have it.

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  1. Sunman says

    Freeview is now in the old Sanctuary repo which is now called quantam it is not worth getting as they are all linked with filmon and boot u out tv player is the best

  2. Jools says

    Since Front Runner freeview ch 91 has been closed, is there a kodi addon or site that will show it on the Android tv box. I noticed that FR is not on the list for the freeview addon you’ve supplied. Cheers for any help. Jools

    1. admin says

      Hi Jools. Thanks for the feedback. I will update this article soon with alternatives. TVPlayer (android App) looks like a good alternative

  3. Max Murphy says

    You cannot watch UK TV outside of the UK without subscribing to Filmon

  4. Carol Grant says

    I have a VPN its installed and working however I still can”t watch all the UK channels on Freeview, Phoenix, or UK Turk’s Playlist…even if I don’t get an error message it only works for a few seconds before shutting down.

    1. admin says

      Hi Carol. First of all, I recommend you to update your VPN app using the PlayStore. Then if it keeps happening, try another UK server, it should work.

  5. Ian Barden says

    I have sent my wish list to Santa, but as yet he has not answered, so can you please help? I live in the Costa del Sol near Marbella in Spain, and now I cannot no longer get any UK television, I realize that Santa maybe busy, or indeed on holiday, as he is not due back @ work for some time, so can you help? For the record is it Lapland or Greenland Santa lives in? Anyway, I am sure whom ever gets this will help and have all the answers. The other message I sent in the bottle obviously has obviously sunk…….. Please help a desperate pensioner.

  6. Ell says

    I’ve installed all fine, and can’t see the Horror channel but all the others. Have tried via a VPN but still no good. Any ideas on how to get horror channel to work? Film on TV is now pay for service:(

  7. craig says

    Is this a legal add on for the kodi

  8. Cara says

    How do you run a Vpn and kodi? Open it before opening kodi?

    1. admin says

      Yes, exactly. You can also go to the VPN app settings and enable to auto connect to a server of your choice.

  9. Rachel says

    I’ve installed this but when I click on a channel it says items failed to play check the log for more information.

    1. admin says

      Hi Rachell, it looks like you need a VPN. In this article you will find information about the benefits of using a VPN.

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  11. Peter says

    Using amazon firestick freeview needs a VPN to view outside U.K. How do I install one?

  12. Ada says

    Thank you so much it worked

  13. Karlos says

    Since kodi update to krypton.
    Freeview is really naff.

    Doesn’t load up

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