WIP ITVhub
#1
This a new addon to access ITV hub from kodi.

The addon provides access to the ITV live channels and catchup programs.
It uses input stream adaptive, inputstreamhelper and widevine to play dash steams for both live and catchup programs.

Requirements:
  • Kodi version 19 (the addon does NOT work on Leia and lower)
  • widevine
  • ITV account

Installation:
Currently only available as zip file.
Zip files can be downloaded from https://github.com/dimkroon/itvhub-for-kodi/releases

You need an ITV account to watch any stream. Enter your username and password in the addon's settings. Be aware that both username and password are stored in plain text on your device.
Also note that ITV hub is geo blocked and can only be accessed from the UK.

The addon is at the moment in a rather rough state of development, but presented here in the hope that it might benefit some people for the time that ITV hub is still alive. 
Catchup should work reasonably well, but live TV may not run completely smooth, especially around commercial blocks.
Unfortunately ITV does not provide high resolution streams on the web. Only ITV and ITV2 can be viewed on 720p , all others and catchup are SD only.

I am very interested in your experiences, but please do not go and do some fanatic testing to find the very last bug. There are a lot of changes to ITV's web services to be expected very soon, so do not expect heavy development on this addon. I will try to keep it viewable for as long as ITV hub is in the air.

Finally a word of thanks to LittleWiz for the old itv addon that has served us for so long. This addon shares no code with plugin.video.itv, but it has certainly been an inspiration.
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#2
Nice, thanks very much for sharing!
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#3
Awesome release- Finally Itvhub is back on Kodi incl. Livestreams
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#4
Thank you so much.
Works well for me on the Live side of things on Kodi 19 and the few catchup episodes I have tried.

It crashes in Kodi 20 latest nightly when trying to access the same live channels but I suspect it might not be related to the add-on itself so I wouldn't worry about that.
Again thanks.
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#5
@kereltje nice job!

I can also confirm success with this addon. Nice to have the option to view ITV content in Kodi again.

Let's see what changes are afoot with ITV and their revamp. Hopefully they will at least switch to HD content! Smile
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#6
It doesn't work for me in Spain using VPN or SmartDNS which is odd because the old ITV add-on did and Catch-up TV and More does.
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#7
@chrissxuk

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#8
I live in Greater London area (IG10) but the addon says that my location is not supported. What do I do to fix this? Thanks, David.
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#9
(2022-09-28, 01:00)DaveTheRaveUK Wrote: I live in Greater London area (IG10) but the addon says that my location is not supported. What do I do to fix this? Thanks, David.

Yes, I've had similar problems occasionally when watching some catchup programs. 
It seems related to what cdn is used for the stream. Sometimes stream urls are from cdn1.content.itv.com and these always return a 'forbidden' status. Even when I use a normal web browser with all security features turned off I experience the exact same issue. The browser shows an popup with a text like "oops something went wrong, please refresh your page", but the underlying problem is the same. I'd be interested to know if you also have these (occasional) problems using a web browser.

Just because I've never seen it working OK on that particular cdn, I have no idea how to fix it. It might as well be an error on itv's side of things.
I usually manage to work around the issue by just trying to start the episode a few times. Most often it plays after 3 - 5 tries.

It might also be a good idea to check if the episode plays in a browser. I get the impression that there may be some episodes listed that are simple not available and trigger a "not available in this area" message in the addon.
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#10
(2022-09-28, 01:38)kereltje Wrote:
(2022-09-28, 01:00)DaveTheRaveUK Wrote: I live in Greater London area (IG10) but the addon says that my location is not supported. What do I do to fix this? Thanks, David.

Yes, I've had similar problems occasionally when watching some catchup programs. 
It seems related to what cdn is used for the stream. Sometimes stream urls are from cdn1.content.itv.com and these always return a 'forbidden' status. Even when I use a normal web browser with all security features turned off I experience the exact same issue. The browser shows an popup with a text like "oops something went wrong, please refresh your page", but the underlying problem is the same. I'd be interested to know if you also have these (occasional) problems using a web browser.

Just because I've never seen it working OK on that particular cdn, I have no idea how to fix it. It might as well be an error on itv's side of things.
I usually manage to work around the issue by just trying to start the episode a few times. Most often it plays after 3 - 5 tries.

It might also be a good idea to check if the episode plays in a browser. I get the impression that there may be some episodes listed that are simple not available and trigger a "not available in this area" message in the addon.

@kereltje --- Hi. I have no problems with web browsers and ITVHub. Anything and everything plays with no problems, except in Kodi. My web browser is Vivaldi BTW.
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#11
@DaveTheRaveUK
So, does the suggested workaround provide a solution?
And do you have the same issue on live channels?
To be sure, check that you've entered your itv account credentials correctly. It could be that somewhere an authentication error is inadvertently being displayed as a geo restricted error.

If nothing helps, please send us a log.
Instruction on how to create and send a log can be found in this post: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid...pid3112395
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#12
@kereltje Hi, I have got it working. My password was one letter out and I was missing a module: input-stream-adaptive-any. Thanks for your help. David.
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