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How to Install IPTV Merge Kodi Addon for Multiple IPTV Playlists

Looking to combine all your favorite IPTV playlists into one easy-to-use addon on Kodi? IPTV Merge is the perfect solution, allowing you to access live TV, VOD, and EPG guides from various streaming sources in one centralized hub.

In this detailed guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know to get IPTV Merge installed and configured on Kodi 19 Matrix or Kodi 18 Leia. Let‘s get started!

An Introduction to IPTV and Kodi

For those new to this, IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) lets you stream live TV channels over the internet rather than through traditional cable or satellite. These channels typically provide access to sports, news, movies, shows, and more.

Kodi is a popular free media center software that runs on devices like Firestick, Android TV box, Raspberry Pi, and more. With Kodi, addons like IPTV Merge allow you to watch IPTV streams.

The demand for IPTV and Kodi is massive. Kodi sees over 30 million monthly active users according to the Kodi wiki. And Grand View Research estimates the global IPTV market will reach $114 billion by 2027, rising at 10%+ per year.

So combining IPTV with Kodi is a very popular streaming option given the huge libraries of live and on-demand content. This is where a tool like IPTV Merge comes in very handy.

Why Use the IPTV Merge Addon?

IPTV Merge brings all your IPTV playlists into one centralized Kodi addon for convenient access. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Combines Multiple Playlists: No need to jump between different addons or playlists anymore. Get all your M3U and Xtream links in one spot.

  • Huge Content Libraries: Access to potentially thousands of live TV channels, VOD movies and shows, and EPG TV guides.

  • Active Development: Regularly updated by the developer to fix bugs and add new features.

  • Easy Playlist Management: Add, remove, and reorder your IPTV playlists with just a few clicks.

  • Supports All Major Devices: Works great on Amazon Firestick, NVIDIA Shield, Android TV boxes, and more.

For cordcutters looking to stream unlimited live TV and VOD, IPTV Merge makes everything simple and accessible right from the Kodi home screen.

Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources on Kodi

Since IPTV Merge isn‘t available in the official Kodi addon repository, we‘ll first need to enable "Unknown Sources" to allow addon installations from third-party repositories:

  1. Open Kodi and click the little gear icon ⚙️ in the top left corner to enter the Settings menu

  2. In Settings, navigate to System > Add-ons on the left sidebar

  3. On the Add-ons tab, check the box next to "Unknown Sources"

  4. When the pop-up appears, click Yes to confirm that you want to allow installations from unknown repositories

And that‘s it, Unknown Sources is now enabled. This simply gives you access to addons that aren‘t vetted or hosted in the official Kodi repository.

Step 2: Install the SlyGuy Repository

IPTV Merge resides in the SlyGuy third-party repository, so we need to install that next:

  1. Go back to the Kodi home screen

  2. Navigate to Add-ons (the little open box icon) in the left menu

  3. Select Install from zip file

  4. Click on None, and enter the following URL exactly as written:
  1. Give the media source a name like "SlyGuy" and click OK

  2. Wait for the "SlyGuy Repository Add-on installed" notification

And that‘s the repository installed! The SlyGuy repo hosts many great unofficial Kodi addons beyond just IPTV Merge.

Step 3: Install the IPTV Merge Addon

Now that the SlyGuy repository is installed, we can go ahead and install IPTV Merge:

  1. Access the Install from repository menu again

  2. Click on the SlyGuy Repository

  3. Enter the Program addons section

  4. Select the IPTV Merge addon

  5. Click the Install button in the bottom right

  6. Once installed, you‘ll get a notification. Click Open to launch it.

That‘s all it takes to get IPTV Merge installed! The addon should now be available in your main Kodi addon menu for quick access anytime.

Step 4: Add Your IPTV Playlists

The final step is to add your desired IPTV playlists into IPTV Merge:

  1. In the IPTV Merge addon, click on Playlists > Add Playlist

  2. Select playlist format – M3U or Xtream codes

  3. Enter the URL for your first playlist

  4. Give this playlist a name and click OK to add it

  5. Repeat these steps to add any other playlists you want to include

  6. Reorder playlists using the up/down arrows if needed

And you‘re all set! You‘ll now see all your aggregated live TV, VOD movies, and TV shows in IPTV Merge. The huge content libraries are now easily accessible from the Kodi home screen.

IPTV Merge Tips and Tricks

Here are some handy tips for getting the most out of IPTV Merge:

  • Make sure to enable the EPG function in Settings for live TV channel guides.

  • If a stream isn‘t working, try clearing the IPTV Simple Client cache in Kodi.

  • Adjust the playlist source order using the up/down arrows if needed.

  • Enable auto-updating of playlists under Playlists settings.

  • Use a good VPN like Surfshark or NordVPN to keep your streaming activities private.

And that sums up everything you need to know about installing and using IPTV Merge! Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy streaming!


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