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The puck drops tomorrow! NHL season premiere! 2 Add-ons to watch it on.

Tomorrow, the 7th of October marks the beginning of the NHL season! With 4 games on Wednesday and at least one game almost every day of the week throughout the year, it’s a pretty packed schedule, and with each team playing 82 games each there’s a lot of Hockey to watch!
Getting live sports is always a one of the more challenging aspects of Kodi. The free streams are very rarely in HD and may suffer outages, even mid game. There are however still options out there. NHL games seem particularly difficult to consistently obtain.

The king of HD Sports on Kodi, SportsAccess has almost every sporting event around, including NHL. And they have it all in HD with multiple servers, so buffering is rarely, if ever, a issue. It’s also extremely reliable, and lets face it, there is nothing worse than inviting friends over to watch the game and losing the feed half way through. Embarrassing! Sports Access has been tested on a wired internet connection with 4.2mbps and worked perfectly, streaming 720 and 1080 streams with no problem what so ever.

It’s not a free service, but if you’re a Sports fan it’s definitely worth the subscription fee, which can be as low as $9.50 a month if you subscribe for 3 months. If you value HD streams, breadth of content and reliability this is your best bet.
StreamTVBox is an add-on which has been around for a while and has continued to provide top quality sporting streams to their subscribers.This is a paid subscription premium service and as with others they are offering a full range of HD streams for the the NHL seasons. Their streams are very good and most importantly, very reliable. With direct support available on Twitter and via email they are always on hand should subscribers have any issues with streams. STB has been tested running a 4.2mbps wired connection and show little to no buffering on previous sporting events like English Premiere League. Highly recommend add-on.
There is also an annual subscription option that gives you some savings.  Annual Subscription
Phoenix (Free)
Phoenix is one of the most popular add-ons for streaming live TV, with sections such as Her Place and RockCrusher’s Playlist. They also live stream a variety of sporting events. You may need to follow additional steps to properly enable the NHL streams, which we’ll go over in part B. As Android cannot run Java you won’t be able to run this step and may not be able to get the NHL games on your Android box 🙁
Addon Install (Part A)
  • Navigate to SYSTEM > File Manager > Add Source
  • Choose the prompt labeled None and type the following: http://fusion.tvaddons.ag and select Done.
  • Highlight the box underneath Enter a name for this media Source. You can name it whatever you like but suggest leaving it as fusion
  • Select OK and return to the main menu/home screen
  • To install the VinMan java files: Select SYSTEM > Add-Ons > Install from zip file > fusion > xbmc-repos > English > repository.xbmchub-x.x.x.zip
  • Wait for Add-on enabled notification and then select Install from repository
  • Select TVADDONS.ag Addon Repository > Video Add-ons > Phoenix > Install

Part B

For Windows install

  • Go to My Computer > C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc. Copy the hosts file to your desktop.
  • Right click on the hosts file on your desktop, click Open With, and then Notepad
  • Add the following line to the hosts file: nlsk.neulion.com and save your file.
  • Copy the hosts file back to the original folder above and overwrite the existing file.
  • Make sure your Java is updated. This is a one time process.


For Linux

  • Navigate to SYSTEM > Services > Webserver > Make sure it is set on and to port 8080.
  • Navigate to SYSTEM > Appearance > International > Change your region to be your correct location.
  • Follow the steps in Part A as normal.
  • Select VinManJSV Repo > Program Add-ons.
  • Here, you will find the java files for the Raspberry Pi 1 and 2, as well as a “Java64” file which is for any box running OpenELEC. Click on your appropriate java file and install it and wait for the add-on enabled notification.
  • Navigate to your Program Add-ons and launch the Java file you installed above once to install the files.
  • Reboot Kodi.

MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Erik Cole #72 of the Montreal Canadiens strips the puck from Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on January 19, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

What do you watch NHL on?

Is there an add-on on here that you think I missed? Give me hell and  let me know what else is worth NHL games on.


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