If you’re a basketball fan who has decided to eliminate cable TV and get all of your content online, you may have found it hard to find all of the games you want. However, with the NBA International addon, you’ll be able to stream the majority of the 2022 season directly from Kodi.
This addon isn’t actually the first to offer access to League Pass games. There was previously a very popular addon called NBA League Pass, but that hasn’t worked in over a year, and shows no signs of making a comeback. It’s also worth mentioning that to use NBA International, you’ll need a League Pass subscription ($14.99 USD per month or $99.99 per season).
So how can you get NBA International? We’ll explain this, and plenty more, below.
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Always use a VPN with Kodi
Although there are a lot of advantages to using Kodi, there are also some risks. Because Kodi uses addons created by independent developers, there’s no easy way to make sure an addon is really secure. Some might contain malware, or be configured to monitor a user’s activities. In addition, ISPs have been known to throttle the speeds of people who stream often, even if you only use legitimate sources.
The best way to solve these two problems is to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). These encrypt your data and send it through a server elsewhere in the world. This not only disguises your IP address, it also prevents makes ISP throttling (and the buffering issues this can cause).
We recommend NordVPN. This provider boasts a stellar reputation, a strong set of privacy features, and some of the fastest speeds around. Not only that, but it works with every Kodi addon we’ve tested and has its own Firestick app.
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NBA International addon installation guide
Installing the NBA League Pass Kodi addon is easy. Just follow these instructions:
- First, you’ll need to navigate to the developer’s GitHub account.
- Click the green Code button, then hit Download ZIP
- Open Kodi, click the box icon in the top-left, and choose Install from zip file
- Next, select Home folder, then Downloads
- Scroll through until you find the one named “plugin.video.nbainternational-dev.zip” or something similar. Click this.
- After a moment, NBA International will be installed. Right-click the icon and select Settings
- Enter your NBA League Pass login details, click OK, and start streaming!
What can I watch on the NBA International addon?
NBA International allows NBA League Pass subscribers to watch live matches, whether they’re on NBA TV or League Pass. If you’d rather watch at a different time, don’t worry; recent games will be added to the on-demand library in a couple of hours.
Speaking of this library, there’s tons to keep you busy, including seasons from previous years, promos, and interviews. In short, if you’re looking to watch NBA on Kodi, this addon is your best bet.
Are there any other ways to stream NBA on Kodi?
As you’re aware, NBA League Pass doesn’t actually show all of a season’s fixtures. These are shared between ESPN, ABC, TNT, League Pass, and NBA TV. Luckily, there are several other addons that’ll let you stream these channels on Kodi. These include:
- ESPN: Stream live matches from ESPN channels. Requires a cable or ESPN+ subscription to log in. Available from the SlyGuy repo.
- Hulu: Access NBA live streams with this addon from the SlyGuy repository. Users can stream ABC, ESPN, and TNT this way, but will need a Hulu with Live TV account.
- PlayOn: Lets you watch content from a variety of different streaming services in one place. In this case, you can use it to follow ABC’s matches live. Requires a PlayOn subscription, plus login details for any service you’d like to access.
Streaming sports on Kodi: FAQs
Is Kodi legal?
Kodi has gotten a bad rap in the media because of its association with piracy. However, the Kodi Foundation has repeatedly spoken out against users who create piracy-enabling addons, and the official repository does not include any of these. As long as you only access content that you have the right to watch, there's no reason you'd get into any trouble.
What exactly is Kodi?
Kodi is open-source software that helps you collect, categorize, and stream your favorite TV shows, music, and movies. Because it's free and works with just about any device (including Roku Box, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire Stick), a lot of people use it to create home media centers.
The NBA League Pass addon for Kodi is presently only working for archived games, not for live games. I’m quite sure that it’s not because of blackouts as I am outside of the US and the NBA League Pass app for Android is able to play live games with no issues other than that the video quality isn’t quite as good as Kodi.