Here’s a popular question we’ve all likely heard at some point: “Is it (insert sport name) season yet?” Worldwide, watching sports is unequivocally one of the most popular pastimes. While watching your favorite sports live is always preferred, sometimes you don’t have access to the games. Thankfully, you can watch live sports on Kodi.
Watching live sports on Kodi is among the most common uses of the application. As a result, an extremely large number of Kodi addons help users gain access to live sports of all types. Whether you’re looking for NFL, MLB, NHL or Premier League games (or almost any sport you can imagine, really), you’ll likely find a Kodi addon that will get you the games you want.
This guide will provide you with a complete walkthrough for some of the more popular sports add-ons for Kodi. As Kodi addons come and go regarding their access to content, we regularly review and update our own content. We keep an update schedule that helps ensure you get the best information possible, and we make changes where needed.
This article was originally published on 7/31/2016 and was last updated on 2/21/2017
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How to Watch Live Sports on Kodi – A Video Guide
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One of the more popular sports add-ons, SportsDevil offers an array of both live sports and sports channels. Some streaming is even offered in HD. Many of the channels have localization requirements. A VPN is highly recommended, as much of the content will be unviewable for those hoping to get some of the better options out of the program. The add-on acts more like a conduit. It does not house its own streams. Instead, it connects users to websites where streams are available. For a more in-depth explanation of the benefits and limitations of SportsDevil, check out our detailed review on the add-on. Follow the below guide for a quick and easy installation process.
The BBC iPlayer is addons (both BBC iPlayer and WWW iPlayer) provide easy access to the BBC iPlayer content. For British residents with a TV License, accessing this content on Kodi actually makes it easier to cut the fat, so to speak, as the iPlayer page on the BBC’s website can be a bit bloated. This is especially good if you’re trying to access the BBC iPlayer while overseas. You can use a VPN to access the content through Kodi while you’re traveling. You’ll find a large amount of content on the BBC iPlayer with a large section for live sports. Although the majority of the content will be UK sports, the BBC often plays sports from other countries as well. For example, the BBC live casts the NFL Superbowl each year and many other major US sporting events.
Although it has fewer sports streaming options than some other options on our list, Phoenix has a very solid sports offering. This includes pre-recorded games from a good number of international sports networks, as well as some live streaming options from around 20 different channels. Phoenix has its positive and negatives, which we dive into more fully in our more specific add-on review. For now, you can follow our step-by-step guide to get this add-on installed on your Kodi. You’ll find a “Phoenix Sports” section right near the top for this addon which includes a few disparate channels. Phoenix acts more as a conduit to other addons’ content, but you can still use it as a good gateway.
cCloud TV is one of the best live TV addons around. This addon has an absolutely large live sports section covering sports from countries around the world. You’ll find sports from the US, UK, France, Russia, Middle East and more. Furthermore, cCloud TV is a great addon to use beyond just sports. Most of the streams work, although you may run into an issue with American streams at times. Many American OTA channels and paid sports channels block streaming content rather actively. At the time of publishing, there are over 150 channels specified under the “Sports” section for cCloud TV.
If you are or were an Oblivion fan, good news: Oblivion is still alive! It’s just relocated. You’ll find Oblivion IPTV streams within Sanctuary. Oblivion has a large number of live streaming options, including access to sports streams. Oblivion has sports-dedicated streams, but these go offline at times. Your best bet will be to search through the live TV streams and find channels that are streaming live sports. That said, there is indeed a “Sports Channels” section within Oblivion to make the process easier. Within Sanctuary, you may also find other live TV streams from other options. Sanctuary has a large library of content, so you might discover a few hidden gems in the process.
Pro Sport is an interesting addon. You’ll find a section that lists upcoming live games, and whether those games are currently available and streaming. This one can be a hit or miss, however, as the live streams do not always work. Pro Sport categorizes and hosts games for four leagues: NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB. This is a popular option for live sports or, at the least, for discovering when games are actually playing rather quickly. Positively, Pro Sport has a very well-developed and functional archive, just in case you missed some games or couldn’t get streams to work.
ZemTV is a bit of an oddball. The addon is not particularly well d, but you can indeed find a good number of live streams and replays through the addon if you put in some work. Zem has a “Sports” section that makes finding sports easier, but you’ll still have to sift through a large number of folders to find some good stuff.organize Nevertheless, good stuff is indeed there. Just look for the IPTV sections or folders for live TV.