Top Four XBMC Add-Ons for Watching TV on HTPC or Apple TV
Are you a HTPC or 2nd Generation AppleTV Owner and feeling a little envious of Roku owners because of all the great channels and live TV streams available on their little box?
Fret no more, here is something that will make Roku owners even more jealous.
XBMC Media Center is open sourced software that is designed to run on a multitude of devices and operating systems. Besides playing media files, checking the weather, it offers users the ability to add 3rd party plugins, otherwise known as Add-ons or Repos, which is short for repositories as they are called in the XBMC community.
In order to run XBMC on your 2nd generation Apple TV, it will need to be Jail broken first. Here are the instructions to Jailbreak and install XBMC on your Apple TV. Currently there is no Jailbreak available for the 3rd generation Apple TV. If you are running XBMC on a HTPC your good to go and no Jailbreak is required.
How to Install an XBMC Repo or Add-on
To install Repos on XBMC is very easy. Simply download a Repo as a .zip file and navigate to this file within XBMC. This is done from withing the settings menu. Go to the "Add-Ons" menu and select "Add from .Zip File" For more install help, be sure to check out our step by step guide to install XBMC Hub Wizard to get your new XBMC install configured quickly on a jailbroken Apple TV 2. This will also help you install the Add-ons below.
Top Four Repos or Add-Ons on XBMC for Watching TV ChannelsClick titles to download add-ons
- NaviX - Lets you stream and watch videos from the internet.
- Bluecop Repo - After installing Bluecop add Free Cable found under Programs in the Add-on section. This gives you access to additional TV Channels in the USA.
- Sports Devil - Let's You watch Sports from around the world.
- PsuedoTV - Also Found under Programs in the Add-Ons Section. This Add-On creates TV channels from your streams and feeds.