If you tried to use the FilmOn addon anytime in the past few days, you were probably surprised to see that it didn’t work. FilmOn, a legitimately licensed broadcaster, had been extremely reliable until now, so what happened? It seems that after years of providing free service, FilmOn has made the executive decision to stop offering their free service entirely. While this might suck, it’s not the end of the world, as FilmOn never really offered the best selection of channels anyway, certainly not any that you can’t live without, or get access to elsewhere for free anyway.
In light of their decision to go paid only, we’ve also made a decision to remove the FilmOn Kodi addon from our repository as of immediately. Although we have no problem endorsing paid addons (such as USTVNOW) if they are legitimately licensed, we felt that FilmOn’s channel selection didn’t really merit our endorsement. If we were to continue supporting it, it would mean that we’d have to subscribe to their service, and work on something that is only for their profit, it just didn’t make sense.
We’re very sorry to anyone who has been affected by this change, and to any FilmOn premium users who might feel left in the dark. It will be up to FilmOn to support their own Kodi addon for their paid subscribers who want to access their service through Kodi in the future. In case you’re wondering, this is what they responded when we contacted them in regards to the matter: