If you’re a fan of college football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and other college sports, you may want to consider installing the PAC-12 Kodi addon. The Pac-12 Kodi addon gives you access to seven online TV channels entirely devoted to college athletics.
As the name implies, this addon streams games for teams from the PAC-12 Conference, including those from Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
This article will explain how to install and use the PAC-12 addon for Kodi. It will also suggest some additional addons you can use to watch college sports.
Kodi is a software streaming media player that is free to download. It can be installed on Amazon FireStick or mirrored to a Roku using an android or iOS phone. It can also be installed on a PC or Mac.
SEE ALSO: How to start using Kodi
Important: Always use a VPN with Kodi
Streaming video always carries privacy and security risks, and Kodi is no exception to this. If an ISP knows that a user is streaming video from a site that uses a lot of bandwidth, it may slow the user’s speed, causing the video to not play correctly. Some streaming sites will also restrict a user’s access to content based on his/her location.
Because of these problems, Kodi users should always employ a Virtual Private Network (VPN) whenever they watch TV shows or movies online. A VPN protects your privacy by encrypting the data sent between you and your streaming-video provider. This prevents your ISP from throttling your speed based on the websites you choose and prevents your streaming-video provider from knowing your location.
A VPN can also help users bypass geographic content restrictions. For the PAC-12 Kodi addon, some geographic content restrictions do exist. A VPN can help you get full use of this addon.
Unfortunately, many VPNs are not very effective. Some keep logs of what users are doing, creating a new privacy risk that didn’t exist before. Others are too slow to handle high-resolution video. Still others are difficult to install.
For these reasons, we recommend IPVanish for Kodi users. It has servers in over 60 countries, keeping speeds high so that users can watch their videos without interruption. It has an app for the Amazon Firestick and Nvidia Shield. It also has a strict “no-logs” policy.
While IPVanish is our top recommendation, particularly for Fire Stick users, we have a list of other recommended VPNs for Kodi here.
Warning: Kodi should only be used for content to which you have the legal right to access. Neither the Kodi Foundation nor Comparitech advocates the use of Kodi for piracy.
How to install the PAC-12 Kodi addon
The PAC-12 Kodi addon is part of the BludHavenGrayson repo. To install it, follow these instructions:
- Go to this url and look for a file that starts with repository.BludHavenGrayson
- Click the file and then click download. Remember the location where you save this file
- From the Kodi main menu, click the gear icon in the upper-left corner of the screen
- Select system settings
- Move your cursor to addons on the left side of the screen
- Check to see if unknown sources is enabled. If it is, leave it alone. If it isn’t, click to enable
- Go back to the main menu and click addons
- Click the open-box icon in the upper-left
- Click install from zip file
- Navigate to the location of the repository.BludHavenGrayson file you saved earlier
- Click the file. The BludHavenGrayson repo will install within a few seconds
- Once the repo is finished installing, you should be back at the addons installer screen. Click install from repository
- Select BludHavenGrayson addons
- Select video addons
- Choose Pac-12 Network from the list of addons. The addon’s information screen will appear
- Click install
How to use PAC-12 for Kodi
The PAC-12 Kodi addon is easy to use. Once it’s installed, it can be found from the Kodi main menu by clicking addons, followed by video addons. From the list, click PAC-12 Network to open the main menu for the addon. You’ll see this list of seven channels available:
- PAC-12 Network
- PAC-12 Arizona
- PAC-12 Bay Area
- PAC-12 Los Angeles
- PAC-12 Mountain
- PAC-12 Oregon
- PAC-12 Washington
You can go to the PAC-12 website to find out what particular games are offered on each channel or just click each menu item individually to “channel surf” until you find something you want to watch. That’s all there is to using the PAC-12 Kodi addon.
If you really enjoy college sports and want to get even more programming, check out the additional addons listed below.
Additional Kodi addons to watch college sports
Pluto.tv is a free online TV service that offers over 100 channels. Most importantly for college sports fans, it carries seven channels devoted to college athletics: Big Sky Conference, Portland State, Eastern Washington, Weber State, Montana, Northern Arizona, and North Dakota.
Between the seven channels on PAC-12 and the seven on Pluto.tv, there’s usually a good game to watch somewhere.
Related article: How to install Pluto.tv for Kodi
Some of the most popular college football match ups are carried on national television, and many of these are on the big networks: NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox. If you want to catch these without having to pay a subscription fee, the best way to do so is to use the USTVNow Kodi addon.
USTVNow is a streaming service intended for Americans who live overseas, including military personnel. But anyone can sign up and use it. It offers all of the major networks for free. If you’re willing to pay $19.99, it offers a larger package that includes ESPN and ESPN2.
SEE ALSO: How to install USTVNow on Kodi
USTVNow works great if you just want the big networks or maybe even ESPN, but what if you want to see games that are carried by Fox Sports, NBCSN, SEC Network, or other cable sports channels? This is where the PS Vue Kodi addon comes in.
PS Vue is an online streaming service that gives you cable channels without having to rent a cable box or deal with the cable company’s arbitrary rules. It offers packages ranging from $39.99-$74.99, depending on what channels you want access to. The various packages include some popular sports channels like NBCSN, FS1, and FS2, as well as regional channels devoted entirely to college sports.
Read more: 14 of the best TV and movie Kodi addons
The PAC-12 Kodi addon is a great way to watch college sports events. However, it does only focus on PAC-12 games to the exclusion of other NCAA conferences. The other addons mentioned here allow you to watch games from other conferences as well. So some combination of these addons should allow you to see the college games you want.
If you’re interested in professional sports as well, check out these other guides to Kodi sports addons.