Enable RTMP Input for Live Streaming

xbmclodi-rtmpinputEnable RTMP Input for Live Streaming Kodi v17 Krypton

I was surfing the web yesterday, going through some of my favourite XBMC/Kodi resources when I came accross an atricle by the people over at Fusion/TVAddons discussing the need to enable RTMP Input for anyone using Kodi Krypton v17. If like me, you’ve experienced issues live streaming on any of your devices with v17 Krypton installed, this next tutorial is for you. By default, the developers of Kodi v17 Krypton, have disabled this live streaming support protocol that is widely used by many of the live streaming resources. My guess, the developers of Kodi are doing their best to make streaming of 3rd party add-ons/Repositories with unauthorized copyright access more difficult for end users. The problem with that logic, this will also effect add-ons that are authorized by the copyright holders as well. Anyway, after enabling RTMP Input, I appeared to have more choices in streams and it ran a lot smoother. This tutorial will show you step-by-step, where to locate and how to enable RTMP Input. Without further delay, let’s get into this tutorial.

Step 1:

From the home screen select

  • Add-ons


Step 2:

From your Add-ons Browser window, select;

  • the box icon in the top left corner of your screen

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons-install from zip icon

Step 3:


  • My Add-ons


Step 4:

Scroll down and select;

  • VideoPlayer InputStream


Step 5:


  • RTMP Input


Step 6:

In the bottom right corner of your screen, select the

  • Enable Icon


Note: If done correctly, you should have a check mark next to RTMP Input to signify this has been enabled.

Step 7:

That’s all you have to do. Head back to your Add-ons browser window and select a video add-on with a live stream of your choice to test.

I hope this was helpful. All the best!