The Six Nations rugby championship is scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023, starting at 2:15 PM GMT (9:15 AM EST) with Wales vs Ireland in the first round fixture. You’ll need to have your streaming sources all lined up before the start time, and if you plan to watch live online or through Kodi, you’ll need to make sure you can connect without streaming problems. Below, we’ll explain how to watch Six Nations free through Kodi from anywhere in the US, UK, or including abroad.
This article will only recommend official Kodi addons for Six Nations live streams. Many Kodi users turn to unlicensed streaming addons for sports, including soccer events like Six Nations. However, unlicensed streams from any source, including Kodi, tend to be laggy, time-delayed, and are often in a low resolution. Additionally, Kodi addons that serve up unlicensed streams may install malware on users’ computers — and it could be difficult to detect if that malware is present until the damage has already been done. Six Nations can be streamed live for free from legitimate sources, meaning there’s no reason to turn to illegitimate streaming through Kodi.
Six Nations matches are only available through region-locked streaming services and networks. If you’re currently abroad, a VPN will be required to access your usual Kodi addons for live streaming the fixtures.
How to watch the Six Nations 2023 free on Kodi with a VPN
You can bypass regionally-restricted content on Kodi using a VPN. Follow these steps to watch Six Nations through Kodi from anywhere in the world.
Here’s how to watch the Six Nations 2023 free on Kodi:
- Begin by signing up for a suitable VPN service. We recommend NordVPN but Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two high-quality alternatives.
- Download your VPN’s app, making sure to get the right version for your device.
- Decide which service you’d like to use and connect to a VPN server in the appropriate country. For instance, you’d need a British server to unblock the BBC iPlayer or an Italian server for DMAX.
- Try visiting your chosen website. It should load almost immediately but you might have to clear your browser’s cookies and cache, then refresh the page.
As this event will be broadcast live, we strongly suggest running through the steps above well in advance of the first match starting. This way, if anything doesn’t work as expected, you’ll still have time to get help from your VPN’s customer support staff and might not have to miss any of the game.
How to watch Six Nations free on Kodi
Six Nations will be covered by several free-to-air networks in different countries. There are several Kodi addons available that offer access to these services as well.
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.
Watch Six Nations on iPlayer WWW (BBC iPlayer)
The iPlayer WWW Kodi addon connects to bbc.co.uk/iplayer. This allows you to play both live and on-demand content from BBC channels. Using iPlayer without a TV License is against U.K. law. If you have a TV License but are traveling outside the U.K., you’ll need a VPN to unblock its content.
The BBC will only be covering games for France, Scotland, and Wales. If you want to watch UK coverage of home games for England, Ireland, and Italy, you’ll need to use the ITV Hub, which, unfortunately, has no working Kodi addon.
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How to watch Six Nations on France.tv
Those living in France will be able to watch every Six Nations game live on France 2. But if you’re not in France and still want free French coverage on Kodi, there’s the France.tv Kodi addon.
You can download and install the France.tv Kodi addon from the Official Kodi Addon Repository. From there, you’ll just need to go to the Live section and open up the France 2 stream.
Note that you will need a VPN connection to a server in France to get the stream to work, as France.tv blocks connections from outside of France.
How to watch Six Nations Zattoo Box
Zattoo Box is a Kodi addon that connects to the Zattoo streaming service. It’s part of the official Kodi addon repository. To install, open Kodi and select addons. Then select the “package installer” icon in the upper left (the one that looks like a box). Click install from repository → Kodi addon repository → video addons → Zattoo Box → install. When the addon is finished installing, open the configuration menu and put in the email and password you used to sign up for Zattoo. Now click OK and open to get to the main menu.
How to watch Six Nations DAZN
The sports streaming service DAZN will be carrying Six Nations broadcasts in four countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Canada. In each of those countries, DAZN comes with a 30-day free trial, meaning you can sign up prior to Six Nations, watch the matches, and then cancel your account.
Furthermore, if you’re in a country where DAZN is available, but where Six Nations is not live streaming on the service, you may be able to use a VPN to bypass DAZN’s content blocking and access Six Nations. We’ve tested several VPNs with DAZN, and functionality is spotty, although we did find some success with DAZN Canada and ExpressVPN.
You can find the DAZN Kodi addon in the Official Kodi Addon Repository.
How to watch six nations in your browser
If you are on vacation outside of the UK, France, Italy – or anywhere else that is showing the Six Nations championship on TV – you will need to use a VPN to access your home country’s streaming platform. If you don’t have a Kodi system with you, you can stream in your browser instead.
A VPN will allow you to bypass the geo-restrictions on those platforms to stream your regular TV service from abroad. Below, we have included a list of TV platforms that you can access from abroad with a VPN if you go on vacation.
- BBC iPlayer (UK)
- ITV Hub (UK)
- TV8 (Italy)
- Sky Sports (Italy)
- DAZN (Italy)
- France Télévisions (France)
Six Nations 2023 full schedule
|Date||Fixture||Start time (GMT)|
|February 4||Wales vs Ireland||2:15 PM|
|February 4||England vs Scotland||4:45 PM|
|February 5||Italy vs France||3 PM|
|February 11||Ireland vs France||2:15 PM|
|February 11||Scotland vs Wales||4:45 PM|
|February 12||England vs Italy||3 PM|
|February 25||Italy vs Ireland||2:15 PM|
|February 25||Wales vs England||4:45 PM|
|February 26||France vs Scotland||3 PM|
|March 11||Italy vs Wales||2:15 PM|
|March 11||England vs France||4:45 PM|
|March 12||Scotland vs Ireland||3 PM|
|March 18||Scotland vs Italy||12:30 PM|
|March 18||France vs Wales||2:45 PM|
|March 18||Ireland vs England||5 PM|
If you’re a rugby fan who wants to watch the Six Nations Championship without cable, there are many options, including TVPlayer, NBC Sports Gold, Zattoo, the Zattoo Box Kodi addon, and the iPlayer WWW Kodi addon.
If you’ve enjoyed this article and would like to learn more about how to watch TV and movies online or through Kodi, check out some of our other articles on the subject. This includes how to watch Tubi TV on Kodi and outside the U.S., how to install DAZN Kodi addon, and how to watch PopcornFlix on Kodi.
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