There’s little better than kicking back with Kodi and sports. But finding the right Kodi add-on for all of your super-sports-fan needs can be a headache. Furthermore, just trying out any old add-on can be an exercise in futility. We’ve all had our fair share of Kodi add-ons that don’t really do what they claim they are designed to do. In this article, we’ll show you how to install the SportsDevil addon for Kodi from start to finish.
One question you’ll have is whether SportsDevil is one of those. Here’s what we can tell you, with definite certainty: SportsDevil is one of the most popular sports add-ons you’ll find. Whether popularity makes for usability is a different matter, however. SportsDevil provides access to an almost ridiculous amount of live sports streams, which we’ll get into in more detail a little later.
First, we’ll hand you over to the installation guide. Thankfully, SportsDevil is one of the many easy-to-install add-ons that come under Kodi’s add-on repository (accessed via Videos>Addons>Get More section). Follow the simple installation guide below to install SportsDevil on Kodi. Our description will make much more sense if you have it open in front of you as well.
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Sports Devil Installation Guide
- Download the zip file.
- Go to the “System” tab from the home screen.
- Go to “Add-ons”.
- Go to “Install from zip file”.
- Locate the file within your file system. Install it.
- Your “SportsDevil” add-on should now be installed.
- Locate your add-on from the Videos>Add-ons screen.
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Sports Devil: Benefits and Limitations
There’s only so much one can say about Sports Devil. What is does is provide you access to several streaming websites and links. As such, SportsDevil is not so much it’s on streaming add-on as it is a streaming options aggregator. This is also where the biggest problems with SportsDevil occur.
You’ll find a very wide range of streaming options on Kodi. However, most of the streaming categories do nothing more than just connect you to the same channels. For example, searching under the “Sports TV” section gives you around 10 links to different streaming sites. Each one contains the same channels: A smorgasbord of Sky Sports, BT Sports, and a load of other channels from American to South American to European. While the channel offerings are indeed impressive, that the add-on simply provides multiple avenues to the same content is a bit disappointing.
The biggest limitation for SportsDevil is with functionality. Far too often, it just…doesn’t work. There are several reasons for this, but many users will often run into a dreaded “No Stream Available” message. And no, simply switching to a different streaming option does not always fix the problem. One reason for this has been noted as the links actually changing on the back end, making the internal links within the add-on nonfunctioning. This often happens when the Sports Devil developers update the application. Unfortunately, this cannot always be fixed.
SportsDevil is a solid add-on–when you can get it to work. If it’s not working, you could certainly troubleshoot it. However, the options it provides are also available on different live TV streaming add-ons such as GoodFellas or iLiVE StreamLive. If SportsDevil goes down for you, you might be better off just switching to a different add-on.