Nov. 20 update: There is a new SportsDevil update available. Follow the link in our “install” section below to get the new zip file. You will always want to install and update the add-on from the latest release. Mark this post to keep up with future updates.
There are 10s of millions of sports fans all over the world, and all of them like to watch live sports. Unlike other shows that you can just watch at your own leisure, some would say that there is nothing better than watching a live sporting event. That brings us to the most controversial Kodi add-on, SportsDevil. In this guide, we will tell you why this one is so infamous, and show you how to install it.
Introduction to SportsDevil
SportsDevil is infamous as it provides the user with streams that are only available through the add-on. The authors have deliberately kept this add-on from being auto-updated because they feel that it needs to be updated manually every time. There are two reasons for this. The first is to ensure that nonactive Kodi members do not have working access. They feel it keeps the active community tighter. The second reason for this move is to not attract attention to the add-on.
There are definitely good points to both reasons, but it makes getting this add-on a bit of a commitment. All of this said, once again we suggest you use a reputable VPN provider that has a big network and a kill switch feature. That will help you protect your privacy and get around any geo block restrictions. Now, we will go through a step by step guide on how to install SportsDevil.
How to Install SportsDevil for Kodi
Your first step is to download the zip file. The file should show an upload date of 2016-11-20 15:23:31. Be sure you place the file in a location that you can easily find it.
Now, go ahead and open Kodi, go to system heading, and then right to settings. That is because you already have the source downloaded.
Clicking on the settings heading will bring up you systems screen that you see below. From here, select Add-ons.
Navigate to the link that says Install from zip file, and go to where you just downloaded the file.
Choose the one that you see circled in orange. Note: the date on the file will differ from the one shown below. We will continually to update the link to the SportsDevil files given at the top of this section. You will always want to install or update from the latest version.
When the plugin is enabled, you will see a notification message that looks like this.
Your SportsDevil add-on is now ready to use. Now go back to the home screen and Video Add-ons heading like you see below.
When you go into that screen, you will see that you access the SportsDevil add-on from here.
And that is all you have to do. Now, you can enjoy watching the unique streams on SportsDevil, no matter what your favorite sport is. The bottom line is, this is a great add-on for anyone that loves sports.
Note: SportsDevil is a banned add-on. This means that the add-on is not supported by the XBMC/Kodi team and has been banned from mentioning on their forum. The Kodi team does not limit what a user can install, but they ask that you not seek support on any of their websites.