WWE Battleground is just around the corner and is scheduled for the 15th of July. The entertaining event will be held at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This WWE Battleground event will be a RAW exclusive event meaning that only the wrestlers in the RAW roster will be participating in the matches.
Although WWE has not officially released the Battleground scheduled matches, it is certain that some of the most revered players in the WWE roster will be making an appearance. In last year’s Battleground, the champions of the day included Natalya who amazingly won a Fatal 5-way elimination match in the Women’s competition, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Jinder Mahal defeating Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. This year’s Battleground card is likely to feature names like Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe and Bobby Roode.
Unless you’re planning on spending a fortune in pay per view fees, your best bet for watching WWE Battleground is through services like Kodi. However, before you go that route, you really need to ensure that you have a VPN in place.
Why you need a VPN
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) basically sets up a private network that is completely secure and encrypted. If you have a VPN in place, the connection between your device and the VPN server cannot be monitored. Why is this important, you may ask?
Well, when streaming on Kodi, some add-ons may retrieve content that is copyrighted which should not be viewed for free. If you don’t have a VPN service, you may be prosecuted for accessing this copyrighted content illegally. To avoid these repercussions, install a commercial VPN like Shellfire VPN and protect your online data from being viewed.
Georestriction and IP Masking
Sometimes you may encounter blocked sites when streaming without a VPN. Shellfire VPN can help you bypass these restrictions by masking your IP address and making it appear as if you’re accessing the content from within the country where it’s accessible. This option gives you the luxury of streaming loads of online content without geographic restrictions.
ISP restrictions and throttling
After the repeal of net neutrality laws, ISPs now have extensive freedom on the network connection of any individual under their network. They can choose to reduce your internet speeds if they find you using a high bandwidth which is normally the case during streaming.
To avoid ISP interference on your online connection, a commercial VPN service like Shellfire VPN is absolutely essential. ISPs will not only be unable to determine what you are streaming; they will simply not know what you are accessing at all.
Watching WWE Battleground 2018 on Kodi
With Kodi, you can watch a large variety of Live Sports events and shows. To watch the WWE Battleground 2018 on Kodi, you can install the add-ons below. (Before installing add-ons on Kodi, ensure you have enabled installation from unknown sources on Kodi. To do this, simply launch Kodi and select ‘Settings’ > ‘System Settings’ > ‘Add-ons Settings’. Disable the ‘Unknown Sources’ option and you are good to go.)
WWE On Demand
One of the best third-party add-ons for wrestling has to be WWE On Demand. This add-on offers tons of content including access to replays, vintage shows, and PPV events. If you’re interested in wrestling, you need to get this add-on! Check out our install guide for WWE On Demand for additional information.
Probably one of the best sports specific add-ons out there, SportsDevil has tons of streams available for a multitude of different events and activities. It’s the “go to” add-on for sporting fans and needs to be part of your build for sure. Check out our detailed install guide for SportsDevil for additional details.
Most Kodi users agree that Nemesis is one of the best Kodi add-ons when it comes to entertainment. The Nemesis add-on is one of the oldest addons on Kodi, and while it isn’t specific to sports, it has tons of content including sports events which you can browse through. To install Nemesis, simply follow the instructions provided.
If you love streaming WWE events, then it wouldn’t hurt to invest in a subscription. The WWE Network addon has unique and original content that is sourced only from the WWE website. This means you won’t have to worry about links that don’t work. The subscription to the WWE Network addon goes for only $9.99 a month. To install the addon, follow the instructions below.
- Download WWE Network for Kodi on your streaming device and save the file.
- Launch Kodi and click on ‘Add-ons.’
- Select the ‘Package Installer’ icon and click on ‘Install from zip file.’
- Navigate through the dialogue box displayed to the desktop and select the WWE Network file you downloaded.
- Wait for a notification claiming the addon has been installed.
- To open the WWE Network addon, simply go to the Kodi homepage navigate through ‘Add-ons’ > ‘Video Add-ons’ then select ‘WWE Network.’
- You must open an account if you don’t have an existing one. The first month is free then you can start paying the subscription fee after a month.
- After opening the account, the WWE Network addon can now be used to watch premium WWE Events.