iTV Player Kodi addon: How to watch iTV Hub on Kodi from anywhere

Published by on April 4, 2018 in Kodi

ITViTV channels carry some of the most popular U.K. TV shows, including Downton Abbey, Mr. Bean, Sherlock Holmes, Britain’s Got Talent, and more. But how can you watch iTV channels on Kodi? And how can you watch them if you are located outside the U.K.? This article will explain how to install and use the iTV Player Kodi addon and watch iTV channels from all over the world.

What is Kodi?

Kodi is an open-source software media player. It allows users to integrate all of their media sources into one piece of software, helping to eliminate the need for web browsers or multiple proprietary apps just to watch TV. Kodi can be installed on PC, Mac, Odroid, Android, Raspberry Pi, Amazon Fire Stick or Apple TV.

Read more: The best 110 Kodi addons

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.

Always use a VPN when streaming video

Whenever you stream TV or movies online, you should always use a VPN to protect your privacy. Internet service providers often have algorithms that search for users who stream video. If they find out you are doing so, they may throttle your speed to save bandwidth on the network. This can lead to buffering, a very annoying problem that can ruin your enjoyment of online TV.

VPNs help to prevent this problem by encrypting your data in a private tunnel, keeping your online activities private.

VPNs also help to unlock content that you are blocked from based on your location. For example, if you are a U.K. resident traveling in France, a VPN can hide your location from streaming sites, allowing you to see U.K. TV shows that you would otherwise be blocked from seeing.

Not all VPNs are good for streaming video though. Many don’t have apps for TV devices like the Amazon Fire Stick, are too slow to stream HD video, or create new privacy risks by keeping logs of users’ behavior.

For these reasons, we recommend IPVanish for Kodi users. In our testing, it was fast enough to stream high-definition video without buffering. It has an app for Amazon Fire Stick and Nvidia Shield, and it has a strict “no logs” policy.

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How to watch iTV channels on Kodi

iTV has a video streaming service called “iTV Hub” that allows viewers to see all of their channels live online. But normally, you would need a web browser to access this site. With the Kodi iTV Player addon, you can bypass this requirement and watch iTV using any Kodi-compatible device. iTV Player is in the Kodil repo. Here is how to install the iTV Player Kodi addon.

    • Open a browser and navigate to the github page for Kodil repo.
    • Click the file named Kodil.zip. Remember where you save this file
    • From within the main menu of Kodi, click addons

Kodi addons menu

    • Select the “package installer” icon in the upper-left corner that looks like an open box

Kodi open box icon

    • Choose install from zip file

Kodi install from zip file

    • Navigate to the folder where you saved kodil.zip. Click to install

Select Kodil repo

    • Once Kodil repo is finished installing, select install from repository

Kodi17 Krypton install from repository

    • Select www.Kodisrael.co.il Repository

Kodil repo

    • Select video addons

video addons Kodil repo

    • Choose iTV

Choose iTV

    • Choose install

install itv player

iTV installed

Once you’ve got the addon installed, it’s simple to use. Click iTV from within the video addons menu of Kodi to bring up iTV’s main menu. The options are Shows, Categories, and Live.

iTV main menu

Clicking Live will display a list of iTV channels. Click any of these channels to immediately start watching.

iTV channel menu

iTV live

If you’d like to watch on-demand content instead of live TV, select Shows to get a list of all shows or Categories to browse content based on genre.

iTV shows list

iTV categories list

That’s all there is to installing and using iTV Player for Kodi. But what should you do if you aren’t located in the U.K.?

See also: Which cartoon Kodi addons are safe to use?

How to watch iTV Player from anywhere

If you try to use the iTV Kodi addon from outside of the U.K., you may get an error message like this one.

iTV error

This can be avoided by connecting to a U.K. VPN server. The instructions for how to do this vary depending on which VPN you use. Here is how to connect to a U.K. server using IPVanish.

  • Open IPVanish to bring up the main menu

ipvanish main menu

    • Click the servers tab on the left side of the screen

ipvanish servers tab

    • Scroll down the list of servers until you find one located in the U.K. I’ve personally found the Manchester server to be more reliable than the London one, but you should try them out and decide which one you think is the best

ipvanish choose server

    • The first time you try to connect, you may receive a prompt asking you if you’re sure you want to switch servers. You may also receive a prompt telling you that you need to download a “tap” in order to connect. In either case, click “yes” or “OK” to continue. After a few seconds, you should be connected to the server.

ipvanish connected to manchester

    • Verify that you now have a U.K. IP address by using a site such as whatismyip.com

whatismyip

    • Click the video or channel you want to see. The channel should begin to play

iTV 1 success

That’s all there is to watching iTV on Kodi from anywhere.

Read more: How to watch Tubi TV on Kodi and outside the U.S.

We hope you’ve found this article to be helpful. If you’d like to know more about how to get the best TV shows, movies, sports, and other content through Kodi, you may want to check out some our other Kodi articles, including How to watch Premier League on Kodi, How to watch ICC Cricket on Kodi, and The Best Addons to Watch Documentaries on Kodi.

11 thoughts on “iTV Player Kodi addon: How to watch iTV Hub on Kodi from anywhere

  • My wife itv player to watch soaps you maybe get a run of 3shows then you can’t get the next episode this is by little wiz very frustrating have to jump from kodi to watching on computer

  • Same story here. On demand shows not working for about a week now.

    I did look on the Kodil GitHub and saw newest version of ITV hub was 2.5.1 which I tried to install but didn’t work. Now I look on the GitHub page and this version is no longer there.

    Does anyone now the twitter for the developer?

  • I found the same problem with catchup stuff, it shows everything but then get a Not Available message.

    Watched the first three episodes of new series of Plebs over the last few weeks, not had a problem till this week to watch episode four.

    Could not getting ads be the problem, as that should be a paid Hub+ subscription, so seems it has using Hub+ for content since 2016, instead of Hub which does have ads.

    • Same problem, then using the Indigo tool from the Add-ons menu interface.
      Select the Addon Installer menu.
      Choose the Git Browser feature.
      Selecting ITV player and now it has updated to version 2.5.2

    • Stevie M is correct. When I last posted on the 10th of April, all of the live channels were still working. Now only the Events/Sports channel works.

      If you can connect to a Swiss VPN server, Zattoo Box may now be a better option for watching iTV.

  • Hi Lynda,

    I apologize for your frustration. It looks like I had updated my copy of iTV Player addon using Kodil repo before I tested it out. So, while I thought the installation instructions I posted were the same ones I had followed, it turns out I had used a different version of iTV Player that was more current than the one I was writing about.

    I’ve now edited the article with new installation instructions. Follow these instructions and you should get a working iTV Player addon that at least allows you to see the live channels.

    Unfortunately though, it does look to me as if the streams for on-demand shows have stopped working. This is disappointing, and I’m hoping the developer will post an update soon that will fix this problem. In the meantime, I hope these new installation instructions will be helpful to you.

    I apologize again for the mix-up.

  • Hi – I have struggled with ITV player for some weeks now, and downloaded from the Kodil repository, which shows as LittleWiz. This worked up to a few weeks ago. I found your instructions and followed these, downloading the latest plug in which was on 27 March. it still doesn’t work. I saw on your screenshots that it is through catchup4kodi. The latest plug in was LittleWiz.

    So I tried NaN and got catchup4kodi, there was nothing listed under shows, categories or live in the Player listings. In LittleWiz through Kodil, the shows are listed but won’t play. In the past I’ve not needed a VPN to watch ITV catch up. I used my VPN but it still didn’t work.

    I’ve looked at other Google links re getting ITV Player on Kodi and none of them work.

    I’d be really grateful if someone would come up with a solution, or a repository with an add on that works!

    Kind regards

    Lynda Dale

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