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[2020] Step-by-step Guide on How to Install IPTV + EPG on Kodi Leia & Krypton

Author by Oswald

21 January 2020

Do you know how to use Kodi IPTV to stream live TV, Time-shifted media, or VOD? And do you know how to add scheduling information to your favorite TV shows? If not, this page can definitely be of help. In the following article, I’ll show you how to correctly install IPTV + EPG (electronic program guide) to your Kodi so as to enjoy your favorite TV shows on Kodi, and with EPG menu.

How to Install PVR IPTV Simple Client on Kodi and Configure IPTV and EPG for Your Favorite IPTV Shows

Step 1. Launch Kodi, put your mouse over “Add-ons” and select “Search” from the categories, follow the further instructions to install Global Search add-on if prompted.

Go to Search function on Kodi

Step 2. Search the Kodi add-on “PVR IPTV Simple Client”, it’s a widely-used and easy client that supports M3U playlists, streaming of Live TV for multicast/unicast sources, listening to Radio channels and EPG. Then click on the one and only result.

Search PVR IPTV Simple Client on Kodi

Step 3. Click on the “Install” button on the lower-left side to install the latest PVR IPTV Simple Client, wait till “Add-on installed” information prompts.

Install PVR IPTV Simple Client

Step 4. Click on the installed PVR clients – PVR IPTV Simple Client, or search it again as Step 2 if you’re lost. Then click on “Configure”

Start configuring PVR IPTV Simple Client

Step 5. From the “General” tab:

· Set “Location” as “Local Path (include Local Network)”, if your M3U8 playlist is on your local drive or local network. Then set the M3U Play List Path as the exact path of the .m3u8 file on your local drive/network.

· Set “Location” as “Remote Path (Internet address)”, if you are having is a M3U8 URL along with an EPG URL from your IPTV provider, copy & paste or type in the M3U8 URL into “M3U playlist URL” box, and then enable “Cache m3u at local storage”.

Set the “Numbering channels starts at” to “1” in both situations and click on “EPG” button to proceed.

Tips:

· The naming of each channel in m3u8 file should be in accordance with its naming in your EPG XML, so as to match each channel to the corresponding information correctly.

Based on the channel's naming in the EPG list, modify the channel's naming after "#EXTINF: -1," in your .m3u8 playlist (open with Notepad), and so on to modify other channel names not matching.

· Don’t have an M3U8 playlist yet or your playlist is in TXT format? Learn how to create M3U8 playlist for IPTV.

How to configure General settings for PVR IPTV Simple Client

Step 6. From the EPG Settings tab:

· Set “Location” as “Local Path (include Local Network)”, if you have a XMLTV EPG at hand, and set the XMLTV Path as the EPG path on your local drive/network

· Set “Location” as “Remote Path (Internet address)”, if what you are having is a EPG URL, usually similar to the M3U Play List URL, copy & paste or type in it into XML URL box.

Keep everything else as default, then click “OK” button on the right side to save all the changes.

Tips:

An M3U8 playlist from paid IPTV provides often comes with EPG (Electronic Program Guide), the electronic service guide that features interactive graphical user interface usually in grids; list of different channels and their corresponding programs with airing schedules; categorized channels according to genre; search capabilities and customization tools.

But if you don’t have an EPG yet, there are some XMLTV EPG grabbers out there that can help us to collect TV-program guide data from selected TVguide sites for our favorite channels. Here are two good ones:

WebGrab+Plus http://www.webgrabplus.com/

XMLTV GUI http://www.birtles.org.uk/xmltv/

How to configure EPG Settings for PVR IPTV Simple Client

Step 7. Then restart Kodi and it’s time to go to “TV” for your IPTV. After clicking on and entering “TV”, there should be a message on the upper-right side saying “PVR manager is starting up”.

Wait for the PVR manager starting up

Step 8. Wait till it’s done, select your favorite channel, and enjoy your IPTV with EPG!

Enjoy TV with EPG

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