If you’re looking for a great IPTV Kodi addon, look no further than this: Oblivion Streams. Released a full year ago, this addon has been sitting in the shadows — until now. Oblivion offers great live TV streams covering both the U.S. and the U.K. We provide a full breakdown on this how to install this addon below, as well as a detailed overview of what you’ll find inside.
Update 5/29/2017: During a recent update on this article, we discovered that Oblivion Streams is not working. This includes an error with the most recently updated version of the Oblivion Repository available on Github. At present, we are going to have to declare this a dead addon until something changes.
If you are looking for an IPTV addon that currently works, we suggest you check out cCloud TV instead.
Please read our disclaimer before proceeding.
Before we Proceed
We highly recommend using a VPN when using Kodi. Kodi users have been known to receive copyright infringement notices for streaming movies, sports, and TV shows through various addons. If you would like to keep your streaming habits private, our recommendation is IPVanish – a complete privacy solution for Kodi users.
Oblivion Streams Installation Guide
You can install Oblivion Streams using the SuperRepo super repository. If you do not have SuperRepo, click here to learn more.
- Hover over Addons on the left
- Click on My Addons at the top of the screen
- Click on the ellipses (…) at the top
- Click on Install from repository
- Scroll down and click on SuperRepo
- Click on Video Addons
- Scroll down until you locate Oblivion Streams. Open it up and click on Install
Oblivion Streams: Benefits and Limitations
Oblivion Streams capitalizes on the distinct move toward more IPTV options, both within Kodi and in general. While there are a lot of live TV addons, the vast majority of them are fairly messy in their layouts, and with a distinctly noticeable amount of dead links. Just take a look at popular addons like ZemTV. It may work, but it’s not exactly a joy to use.
Oblivion Streams makes finding what you’re looking for extremely easy. You’ll find sections for Sports Live TV, Kids Live TV, Sky Movies Live TV, UK Live TV, US Live TV, Oblivion Music, Oblivion Radio and Testing Station.
Sports Live TV
This section provides links to the most popular US and UK live TV options: Sky Sport, TSN, Pac-12 and a larger smattering of other one-offs, primarily from U.S., the U.K., Canada and various parts of Europe. This is also one of the only addons we’ve tested that provides specific channels for USA college basketball, with 4 channels available. We’ll answer the one question that matters most to you over these sports channels: YES. THEY WORK! While there is a distinct lack of things like ESPN here, you will find that the many, many channels listed far more functional than with many other Kodi IPTV addons.
The Kids Live TV
This section has a nice array of kid-focused channels. Various Disney and Nickelodeon channels dominate the list, as well as a few Cartoon Network selections. Just a friendly reminder (not that you need it) that you don’t need to be a kid to enjoy a good cartoon now and then. From our testing, these channels worked as well.
The Sky Movies Live TV
This section has a nice breakdown of Sky movie channels based on category. Keeping in mind that these are live channels, you’ll get the movies that are playing at that time on Sky. That means don’t expect to be able to sift through movies and find a particular one — that’s not what this addon provides. We found these up and running as well.
The UK Live TV and US Live TV
These sections are surprisingly similar. Some of the same channels exist within both section, although you’ll note some obvious additions or subtractions in different sections, such as BBC in the UK Live TV section and HBO, USA Network and ABC News in the US section. Both sections are a bit light on channels, however, so you may not find all of the channels you’re hoping to find in either one. Thankfully, this is probably the single biggest limitation for this addon and these sections, both of which work very well.
You may or may not find yourself using Oblivion Music and Oblivion Radio. Both of these sections provide music, although in different ways. Oblivion Music gives you access to streams from a select number of music albums, such as the “NOW That’s What I Call Music!” series. There is also a range of popular albums from well-known artists. Oblivion Radio, meanwhile, operates similarly to iHeart Radio or TuneIN. However, the selection is much more limited than both. For the most part, these two sections, while working well, are not really the best places to get music.
The Testing Station is primarily for those that are bored and looking to see what Oblivion has going on under the hood, so to speak. Here, you’ll find a small handful of 1080p HD streams you can test out. For the most part, they work, but expect some serious lag and buffering here. These aren’t really streams that are there for regular use, so don’t count on a good experience there.
Overall, if you don’t have Oblivion Streams, it’s time to get it. Right now. This addon is a hot item ticket. Let’s just cross our fingers it stays that way and grows its library.