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Installing Catchup TV AU Repo and Add-ons

Overview

Thanks to he great work of Andy Botting (et al), XBMC/Kodi is able to connect to most publicly available Australian TV and Radio Internet content just by using your remote control. 

His amazing xbmc-catchuptv-au repository has the following add-ons:

  • Video: ABC iView, ABC News24, Plus7, TENPlay, Ninemsn Jump-In, NRL Video, AFL Video and SBS CatchUp TV (currently not working)
  • Radio: AFL Radio

This addons will only work if the methods to download content from their Internet sources don't change. If they do (like the SBS case), then the add-ons will stop working. Your only hope is to wait for the repo maintainer to fix them and make them work again. Alternatively if you're a computer programmer you can fix them yourself and probably try to make them available for everybody else.

Installing the XBMC/Kodi Catchup TV AU Repo

Download the zip repository file to your computer from: https://xbmc-catchuptv-au.googlecode.com/files/repository.googlecode.xbmc-catchuptv-au-1.3.zip

Then follow the tutorial How to Install Kodi Addon Repositories from Zip files

Alternatively, you can SSH the media centre  and type in the following command and hit return/enter

    • wget --no-check-certificate https://xbmc-catchuptv-au.googlecode.com/files/repository.googlecode.xbmc-catchuptv-au-1.3.zip

Once the zip file has been downloaded, proceed to the tutorial How to Install XBMC/Kodi Add-Ons.

Now that you have the repo installed, you can install the add-ons that are part of this repo.

Installing the XBMC Catchup TV AU Ad-ons

Once the repo is installed you can proceed to install the add-ons available from that repo.

The process is the following:

  • Go to System -> Settings ->Add-ons -> Get Add-ons
  • Select the xbmc Catchup TV AU Add-ons
  • Select the type of addon (music or video)
  • Click on the Add-on you want to install
  • Click on Install

 The following images illustrate the installation process for ABC iView:

XBMC/Kody System
XBMC/Kody System -> Settings
XBMC/Kody System -> Settings -> Add-ons
XBMC/Kody System -> Settings -> Add-ons -> Get Add-ons
XBMC/Kody System -> Settings -> Add-ons -> Get Add-ons -> Select Repo
XBMC/Kody System -> Settings -> Add-ons -> Get Add-ons -> Select Repo -> Select Music or Videos
XBMC/Kody Catchup TV Australia Video Add-ons
XBMC/Kody Catchup TV Australia ABC iView Video Add-on
XBMC/Kody Catchup TV Australia ABC iView Video Add-on Install

Once the ABC iView is installed, you will see the word enabled beside it.

If you wish to uninstall it, you can click on it and select uninstall.

Now you can proceed to install the add-ons you want.

XBMC/Kodi ABC iView Add-on enabled/installed
XBMC/Kodi Catchup TV AU with several add-ons installed

Enjoy your Add-ons in Videos -> Add-ons

Now you can go to Videos -> Add-ons and enjoy your newly installed add-ons.

XBMC/Kodi -> Videos -> Add-ons
XBMC/Kodi -> Videos -> Add-ons -> Select Add-on

 

To build your own media centre, you can get any of the following kits. If you prefer to get a SD card with XBian, OSMC or OpenElec  instead of NOOBS, just write it down in the special instructions when you place an order:

 

 

Raspberry Pi Noobs Kit Transparent - WiFi

Kit includes: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Noobs 8GB micro SD card with Adapter, Raspberry Pi black enclosure, HDMI 2m cable, USB power adapter - 5V 2A, USB type A to micro B 1m cable, Network RJ45 1m cable and WiFi USB adaptor with 5dBi antenna: better reception equals faster transfers and no hickups with HD movies, making this adapter ideal for media centres.

$100.80 In stock.
Raspberry Pi Noobs Kit Black - WiFi

Kit includes: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Noobs 8GB micro SD card with Adapter, Raspberry Pi black enclosure, HDMI 2m cable, USB power adapter - 5V 2A, USB type A to micro B 1m cable, Network RJ45 1m cable and WiFi USB adaptor with 5dBi antenna: better reception equals faster transfers and no hickups with HD movies, making this adapter ideal for media centres.

$101.80 In stock.
Raspberry Pi Noobs Kit Frosted - WiFi

Kit includes: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Noobs 8GB micro SD card with Adapter, Raspberry Pi frosted enclosure, HDMI 2m cable, USB power adapter - 5V 2A, USB type A to micro B 1m cable, Network RJ45 1m cable and WiFi USB adaptor with 5dBi antenna: better reception equals faster transfers and no hickups with HD movies, making this adapter ideal for media centres.

$101.80 In stock.
Raspberry Pi Noobs Kit Rainbow - WiFi

Kit includes: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Noobs 8GB micro SD card with Adapter, Raspberry Pi rainbow enclosure, HDMI 2m cable, USB power adapter - 5V 2A, USB type A to micro B 1m cable, Network RJ45 1m cable and WiFi USB adaptor with 5dBi antenna: better reception equals faster transfers and no hickups with HD movies, making this adapter ideal for media centres.

$107.80 In stock.

And then you can add a wireless keyboard, like these ones:

Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard and Touchpad

Add a miniature wireless controller to your computer project with this combination keyboard and touchpad. We found the smallest wireless USB keyboard available, a mere 152mm x 59mm x 12.5mm! It's small but usable to make a great accompaniment to a computer or Raspberry Pi. The keyboard itself is battery powered. The keyboard communicates back to the computer via 2.4 GHz wireless link (not Bluetooth).

$33.15 In stock.
Wireless Keyboard + Wireless Mouse + Learning TV Remote

The perfect media centre remote control. It combines a wireless keyboard, a wireless mouse and a learning infrared remote control. The wireless keyboard and mouse use a 2.4GHz USB dongle. The learning infrared allows the remote control to learn the commands from your existing infrared TV / Amplifier / DVD Player / Blue Ray Player remote controls. Simplify your life with a single remote control.

$52.00 In stock.

You can also check our catalogue for other options.

Comments

hayley, 26-08-15 20:31
The source code for this is available on github https://github.com/xbmc-catchuptv-au/repo
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