We came across this add-on a few weeks back after it was announced on our friend MetalKettle’s Twitter account that the exciting PPV Bay is finally available on XBMC/KODI via his repository. Well, we’ve held back on this post for a few weeks now as we’ve been testing out the streams. As you know we love to share with you what’s out there in the world of KODI especially when it comes to the increasingly popular sports streams, in particular the Live Premier League football streams!
In recent months we’ve been blessed with endless options when it comes to live sports on our Prometheus boxes and PPV Bay is another subscription based add-on offering premium sports streams that certainly does not fail to deliver.
So what do they have on offer and how much is this going to cost you is your main question?
Well they are currently streaming WWE Wrestling, boxing, MMA (including the UFC), cricket, tennis, F1, rugby NBA and of course the football! Which includes not only the 3pm Premier League kick offs but a great selection of European leagues.
Their streams vary in quality from 480 all the way to 1080 however 90% of the streams are in HD wich is great for those that are lacking on their broadband speeds. We’ve been testing the streams now about 2 weeks on a poor 4.2mbps wired connection and on a 3.1mbps wireless connection and I must say, we’re impressed. Zero buffering and no lag which is fantastic considering the download speeds we’re running the tests on. Even during high traffic times where bandwidth may be an issue there was minimal to zero buffering even after putting it through the paces and running several devices at the same time on the same network.
We’ve also been told that 24/7 streams are on their way any day now which is a game changer, and we’re certainly looking forward to checking them out.
All in all, a fantastic add-on and credit is due to the guys down at PPV Bay.
SO YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT THIS IS GOING TO COST YOU….
1 MONTH PASS
3 MONTH PASS
6 MONTH PASS
1 YEAR PASS
2 YEAR PASS
So as you can see the best bang for your buck as they say would be the 2 year package, but if you’re keen to give the add-on a go then for a small $4.99 you can test out the streams yourself before you commit to a longer period.
RIGHT SO HOW DO YOU INSTALL THIS?
FIRST THINGS FIRST…
You’re going to need to have the METALKETTLE repository installed on your Prometheus. If you have not yet done this then you can find out how to install the repo by following the link below.
You will also need to have a PPVBAY account in order to access their elite streams. To subscribe to PPVBAY please click on the button below and follow their instructions on screen. Once you have your account details, please keep to hand as you will need them during the set up on your Prometheus.
You will then need to follow the steps below to install and set up PPVBAY on your box.
STEP 1.FROM THE MAIN SCREEN, CLICK THE DOWN ARROW TO BRING UP THE SMART MENU AND LOCATE ADD-ONS, CLICK ENTER.
STEP 2. NOW CLICK ADD-ONS AGAIN AND THEN GET ADD-ONS.
STEP 3. SCROLL DOWN TO THE METALKETTLE REPOSITORY AND CLICK ENTER.
STEP 4. SCROLL TO VIDEO ADD-ONS AND CLICK ENTER.
STEP 5. SCROLL THROUGH THE LIST OF ADD-ONS TILL YOU SEE PPV BAYAND CLICK ENTER.
STEP 6. CLICK INSTALL .
STEP 7. ONCE INSTALLED YOU CAN PRESS ESC AND RETURN TO THE MAIN MENU. YOU NOW NEED TO EITHER CLICK ON ADD-ONS (IF YOU HAVE CREATED THE SHORTCUT) IF NOT, HIT THE DOWN ARROW AND THEN SCROLL TO VIDEO ADD-ONS AND CLICK ENTER.
SCROLL THROUGH THE LIST OF INSTALLED ADD-ONS AND FIND PPV BAY, ONCE YOU HAVE FOUND IT CLICK THE C BUTTON TO BRING UP THE CONTEXT MENU YOU WILL THEN NEED TO CLICK ENTER ON CONFIGURE .
STEP 8. THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL NEED TO ENTER THE ACCOUNT INFORMATION YOU HAVE CREATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS GUIDE. SO ENTER YOUR CREDENTIALS AND CLICK OK..
STEP 9. ONCE DONE, YOU CAN NOW OPEN THE ADD-ON LIKE NORMAL AND IT SHOULD IF DONE CORRECTLY TAKE YOU TO THE MAIN PPV BAY SCREEN, WHERE YOU SHOULD SEE ‘ELITE STREAMS’.
That’s the install and configuration over and done with, so now sit back and enjoy some great sports streams.
Hats off to the guys over at PPV BAY, great work.