Kodi is a revolutionary streaming app that has attracted quite a number of followers. It gives you access to live sporting events around the world and is used daily by many sports fans looking to watch their favorite teams and stars.
From the NFL, NHL and Premier League to rougher contact sports like MMA, UFC and WWE, Kodi has it all. Additionally, you can catch the most prolific Hollywood events like the Oscars, Academy Awards, VMA, MTV Awards, BET awards and can access Netflix from anywhere in the world. Today we are going to introduce the Kodi add-on Planet MMA and tell you exactly how to install it for your viewing pleasure!
Kodi is great because of the plethora of add-ons that allow almost unrestricted streaming access. UFC fans can benefit from the Planet MMA add-on. It allows you to view categorized UFC content including
- UFC Fight Night Live,
- MMA Movies UFC Retro,
- UFC Calendar,
- Ultimate Fighter Series,
- MMA Random,
- Fights Spotlight,
- Pioneers of MMA,
- the UFC Lab and many more.
The importance of a VPN
It is important to install a VPN service before you start using Kodi. VPN software generates an encrypted link between the server and your streaming device. The main reason for this is to hide your browsing activity from your Internet Service Providers (ISP) who will not know what you are transmitting over the network. For Americans who are streaming with Kodi, it is more of a necessity than a luxury due to the enforcement of net neutrality laws.
ISPs are now allowed to monitor user browsing and restrict access to any websites they wish. When ISPs notice that you are using the network for streaming, they are likely to throttle your connection and slow down the speed. Slow transfer speeds are a real pain when you are trying to stream a live game, so a VPN is necessary.
Additionally, sports fans are familiar with blackouts such as those in the NFL. The blackouts are geographically based and users in the area are unable to watch some content. Mostly, this happens because of viewership rights being granted to one or two broadcasting stations. The broadcasters block access in a county, state, region or country.
A VPN will mask your IP address so that it seems as if you are browsing from another country. If the selected country doesn’t have the same restriction, you can access the blocked content with ease.
There are quite a few different paid VPN options out there, but after testing different options, I’ve selected Shellfire VPN as the best of the bunch. Shellfire has fast servers all over the world, which is essential when it comes to streaming, but they’ve also got something that makes them stand out…the Shellfire Box.
This little standalone device (available on Amazon) acts as another WiFi hotspot in your home and gives you the ability to use a VPN on devices that previously were not able to do so – devices like your Smart TV for example. It’s really simple and easy to use, and for me it’s one of the best features of Shellfire VPN and a reason why I always recommend them.
Installing Planet MMA add-on on Kodi
Once you’ve got your VPN setup, the next step is installing the add-on.
- Kodi does not officially support the Planet MMA add-on so you have to OPEN the SECURITY and check the UNKNOWN SOURCES checkbox to be able to install it.
- From your main Kodi home screen, click on the GEAR ICON to open a context menu. Select FILE MANAGER > ADD SOURCE.
- Select the first option named <NONE>. When prompted to enter a path for the media locations, type in this URL: http://supremacy.org.uk/zip/repo/ and click DONE. Name it something memorable like SUPREMACY and click OK.
- Go back to the Home screen and navigate to the ADD-ONS MENU > INSTALL FROM ZIP. Open the file you named SUPREMACY and choose repository.supremacy-x.x and click the zip file inside. Wait for add-on installed message.
- Click on INSTALL FROM REPOSITORY > SUPREMACY> VIDEO ADD-ONS > PLANET MMA > INSTALL.
After a few moments, a notification will appear informing you that Planet MMA Add-on has been successfully added.
After the installation process is complete, the Planet MMA add-on will appear in the Kodi add-on section.