AceStream video links provide an easy way to watch any TV channel in the world, regardless of your geographical location. The problem is that there isn’t much reliable information about AceStream on the web. So to help newbies get started with AceStream, we’ve assembled this beginner friendly AceStream resource.
The guide you’re about to read covers all of the following topics:
- AceStream basics
- How to watch AceStreams on Kodi using Plexus
- Updated instructions for installing Plexus
- Tips for finding AceStream links
- Using Pro Sport to find streams on Reddit
Before you continue, you’ll need to download and install the free, open source media player known as Kodi. Kodi is available on Mac, Windows, Android and many other platforms.
- Internet connection
- A Kodi compatible operating system
- The Kodi software (download link)
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- 1 Before we Proceed
- 2 AceStream basics
- 3 How to watch AceStreams on Kodi
- 4 Other places to find AceStreams
- 5 The AceStream Media Player for Windows
- 6 The best streaming add-on ever: Pro Sport
- 7 Summary
Before we Proceed
We highly recommend using a VPN when using Kodi. Kodi users have been known to receive copyright infringement notices for streaming movies, sports, and TV shows through various addons. If you would like to keep your streaming habits private, our recommendation is IPVanish - a complete privacy solution for Kodi users. It's also worth noting that purchasing a 12 month subscription will give you two months free.
With AceStream, anybody with access to a TV feed can quickly convert it into a stream and share it with anyone on the web. Here’s a quick rundown of what AceStream is and how it works.
What is AceStream?
AceStream is a peer-to-peer solution for sharing video streams. In other words, AceStream allows you to watch and share video streams over torrent style peer-to-peer networks.
Where to find AceStreams
AceStreams are popular because they are high quality, fast and responsive. You can find AceStream links on Twitter, Reddit and many other social media networks.
When to look for AceStreams
Typically AceStream sharers post their links right before a major event. After the event, the original source usually stops sharing and the link breaks.
How to watch AceStreams on Kodi
In order to watch AceStreams using Kodi, you need some type of add-on that can play AceStream feeds. You should also use a VPN to protect your privacy while you watch AceStream content.
Step 1: Log into your VPN
As mentioned above, the VPN we recommend is IPVanish. If you have IPVanish, all you have to do is pull up the program and connect to the server nearest you.
Once you’re connected your ISP, your government and other authorities won’t be able to spy on you when you use the web.
Step 2: Get Plexus
The add-on called Plexus is the best AceStream player for Kodi out there right now. In addition to AceStreams, Plexus can play SopCast feeds and torrents.
Plexus saves every link you play to a history page. It has a bookmark system as well.
Here’s what Plexus’s main menu looks like.
To load your AceStream link via Plexus, all you have to do is click Play Acestream Hash / Torrent URI. From there, you can copy and paste in any AceStream feed you want to play.
The best way to install Plexus is via the TVAddons repository.
Note: TVAddons went dark for a few weeks this summer, but it recently came back online. Use the updated instructions listed below to add the new TVAddons repository to your Kodi installation.
Here’s a quick guide for installing Plexus from the TVAddons repository.
Go to http://fusion.tvaddons.co/kodi-repos/english/ and download repository.xbmchub-3.0.0.zip to your hard drive.
- Open Kodi and click Add-ons
- Click the box icon
- Open the zip file from within Kodi via the Install from zip menu.
- After a few seconds, a popup message will appear to let you know that the installation is complete. After you see the popup, click Install from repository → TVADDONS.co Add-on Repository → Program Add-ons → Plexus → Install.
Now that you have an AceStream player, the next thing you’ll need to do is find an AceStream link.
One very easy way to find AceStream links is via the #AceStream hashtag on Twitter. If the event you want to watch is about to start, there’s a big chance that you’ll be able to find a link to it this way.
Once you’ve identified an AceStream link you want to check out, go back into Kodi and open up Plexus. Then just click Play Acestream Hash / Torrent URI, paste your link into the box and and enjoy.
Other places to find AceStreams
The downside to AceStream is that you sometimes have to do some intensive searching if you want to find a working, high quality links. However, Google usually isn’t a good source for feeds because they usually break before they begin appearing in the search results.
If you can’t find what you want on Twitter, here are a few other sources you can explore to hunt down stream links.
When looking for AceStreams on Facebook, the best place to begin is by looking for AceStream related Facebook groups.
One of the biggest and most popular AceStream groups is called WORLD TEAM. There are a ton of good links in this group. However, many WORLD TEAM postings are not in English. You can use Facebook’s translator to figure out what’s going on, though.
In recent months AceStreams seem to have fallen out of fashion on Reddit. However, there are still AceStream links to be found if you’re willing to do a little digging.
The popular add-on called SportsDevil features menus filled with AceStream links and other types of links from around the web. Previous versions of SportsDevil were filled with broken links, but indie Kodi developers recently cleaned SportsDevil up– and now it’s back and better than ever.
SportsDevil relies on ad-financed streaming sites for stream links, but Kodi automatically strips out all the advertising code that profit-seeking AceStreamers add to the stream.
The best way to install SportsDevil is via the add-on installer tool called Ares Wizard. Many other repositories carry SportsDevil, but Ares Wizard has the most up-to-date version available.
Tip: SportsDevil features a built-in system for saving favorites. Once you find a stream source that has what you want, you can right click it and select Save to SportsDevil favorites so that you can find it without having to poke around later.
The AceStream Media Player for Windows
In addition to the Plexus add-on for Kodi, there’s a Windows program that you can use to play Plexus streams: Ace Stream Media.
Once you install Ace Media, you can use the Ace Player to open AceStream links. Just click media, select Open Ace Stream Content ID, paste in your AceStream link and click play to watch the feed.
Ace Player vs Plex
Both Ace Player for Windows and the Plex add-on for Kodi work quite well and are equally good at playing AceStream feeds. However, Plex is a bit more flexible compared to Ace Player. Ace Player can only play AceStreams, but Plex can play AceStreams, torrents and SopCasts.
On the other hand, Ace Player has a built-in equalizer. If you want equalizer functionality on Plex, you have to install a separate equalizer add-on. If you use Windows to run Kodi, you may get better performance out of Ace Player because it doesn’t eat up as much processing power as Kodi does.
The best streaming add-on ever: Pro Sport
If you can’t find a working AceStream for the event you want, you may want to check out Pro Sport. Pro Sport is the very best streaming add-on we’ve encountered so far.
Pro Sport is much easier to use compared to Plexus because you don’t have manually copy and paste links to video feeds into Kodi. Instead, the add-on does all of that for you. Because Pro Sport is very beginner friendly, we often recommend it to people that are new to Kodi.
Major upcoming events are extremely to access via Pro Sport. Pro Sport’s administrators create hand-picked lists of video feeds. And if you can’t find the event you want in the main menu, you can easily scoop feeds out of Reddit via the “My Subreddits” menu.
How to install Pro Sport
The Pro Sport add-on is available in several different repositories, but the easiest way to install it is via Kodil.
- Download the Kodil repository file Kodil.zip from http://kdil.co/repo/
- Open Kodi and click add-ons
- Click the box icon
- Open the zip file from within Kodi via the install from zip menu.
- After a few seconds, a popup message will appear to let you know that the installation is complete. After you see the popup, click Install from repository → Kodil Repository → Video Add-ons → Pro Sport→ Install.
Finding your way around Pro Sport
The text based Pro Sport interface isn’t very fancy, but it is fast and super clean.
When you open up Pro Sport, you’ll see 4 green menus. You’ll also see a blue menu labeled My Subreddits. Below that is a yellow menu labeled Archive.
The simplest way to stream with Pro Sport is to use its green menus. The green menus contain curated lists of upcoming events.
Whoever organizes Pro Sport’s green menus does a pretty good job of keeping them up-to-date. If there’s an upcoming event you want to watch, there’s a good chance that you’ll find a streaming link to it in its green menu.
Some streamers like to record events and share them out to the web after they’re over. If the event you want to see is already over, there’s a chance that the Pro Sports admins have linked to it in the Archive section.
Adding subreddits to “My subreddits”
As mentioned above, the “My subreddits” menu of Pro Sport allows you to tap into Reddit’s huge streamer community to find links to streams.
Once in My Subreddits, simply click Add new subreddit and type in the name of the subreddit you want. Pro Sport will then strip everything out of the subreddit except for links to streams.
Note: The experience you’ll have using subreddits for streams may vary. Some reddit mods are very strict about spam, but others are not. Additionally, some subreddits have looser link formatting policies than others.
3 more streaming add-ons to try
For screenshots and installation instructions, read: Best Kodi Add-ons for September 2017 – Fresh Add-on News & Updates
- No-Name. No-Name is a brand add-on from C0LDFIRE. C0LDFIRE was one of Exodus’s major contributors, and his latest project offers hand-picked content lists, IMDb generated lists, live TV streams and more.
- Streamhub. Streamhub is one of the very best add-ons for IPTV streams. It has Mobdro feeds and IPTV links from freetVIP, IPTV4sat, IPTVfilmover, IPTVsatlinks, Panda TV, SourceTV, MamaHD, Shadownet, Ustreamix and more.
- Enigma. Enigma Entertainment is a brand new add-on that we found out about just a few weeks ago. Even though this add-on is rough around the edges, its helpful and friendly developers already have a very strong following on Facebook. Like Streamhub and No-Name, Enigma has lots of live TV links.
The overall best Kodi add-on for playing AceStream feeds is Plex. Plex is available via the TVAddons repository and it’s very easy to use. You can find AceStream links by searching Twitter, Facebook and Reddit. In addition to the Plex add-on, there’s also a Windows AceStream player called Ace Pro. If you can’t find the AceStream links you want, you may want to consider installing SportsDevil and/or Pro Sport. Both add-ons are excellent resources for finding all kinds of streams, including AceStreams. No-Name, Stramhub and Enigma are good add-ons for finding streams, too.