How To Setup XBMC with Icefilms on Windows 7 – Alternative Way to Netflix to Stream Movies and TV Shows For Free

[UPDATE Jan 21st 2012] If Icefilms is not working for you please checkout this new guide on XBMC plugins (Icefilms alternative) let’s you to stream TV Shows and Movies

[UPDATE Jan 20th 2012] Iceflims has removed all the links to Megaupload, and have replaced most of the links to 2shared, XBMC plugin has updated to v1.0.22 get the latest version or update via anarchintosh-project repo within XBMC.

[UPDATE Jan 19th 2012] Megaupload has been shutdown ! They were the core behind hosting all the iceflims video. So for now all the video on the iceflims that are pointed to Megaupload will not work, in fact most of the videos are hosted on Megaupload. Until there are new ways to redirect all the videos onto other hosts, you will not be able to view any videos from icefilms. We will update this post as story happens, so be sure to come back and check.

[UPDATE July 17th 2011] Icefilms has proven to be the BEST alternative with the latest Netflix plan change. Be sure to download and update the Icefilm add-ons, if you found Icefilm showing no source to view the video, chances are you are running on an old plugin.

[UPDATE Jan 2nd, 2012] Download the latest v1.0.21


[UPDATE Jan 6th, 2012]

Install iceflims via anarchintosh-projects repo

This is a better way to install Iceflims add-on to XBMC, rather than install the add-on every time there is an update, the proper way is to install “anarchintosh-projects repo” add-on first and then install Iceflims add-on

Go download the repository.googlecode.anarchintosh-projects.1.0.1.zip

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Go to System > Settings > Add-ons. Install the anarchintosh-projects add-on

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Now go back to “Add-ons” apart from the default XBMC.org Add-ons you should also see the anarchintosh add-ons

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Go into anarchintosh add-on

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Select Video Add-ons

Now You can install the Iceflims, it will always be the most updated one. And the benefit by installing this way is that you will get update notifications from XBMC everytime Icefilms has a new update, this way ensures you to running on the latest plugins !

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Heard of Netflix ? The ever growing popular online streaming service that charges you $9 a month to stream OLD movies and TV Shows.

Well, if you ever want to stream Movies or TV Shows for free you are in luck today. Introduce XBMC + Icefilms, the most powerful combination to enrich your home entertainment. In a way this is better than what Netflix offers you for $9 a month.

Here is how to get started

First you need to download the media center XBMC, originally designed for Xbox, but have grow ever since and now it’s a cross platform media center you don’t want to miss.

Next, download the icefilms add-on (always download the latest zip file) for XBMC. Icefilms is a third party source to view all the goodies that you can ever possible to imagine.

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Once you done installing XBMC, fire it up. Go to System > Add-ons.

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Choose “Install from zip file”

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Use the keyboard arrow key or the mouse to navigate to the icefilms.zip add-on you just downloaded a moment ago. Hit OK when you done. By doing so you have just enabled the add-on. To make the use of this add-on go back to main menu. Video > Add-on

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There will be a list of add-ons, select Icefilms

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Choose Popular or other sorting option provided.

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Wola, you’ve just got yourself a list of movies to be watch for free, all in high quality.

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Some Movies or Videos will have more than one source, all streaming from Megaupload server. You need to wait for a while to start streaming, once the wait is over. You can enjoy the show. waiting_to_play

That’s it, for now, XBMC is a great software if you are interested in building a home entertainment system. Give them a try, you will enjoy it. (Please note: we are not supporting nor encouraging any use of validating Copyright content. Simply provide a guidance what’s possible from a software prospective)

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