Streaming Streaming TV, Movies, & More How to Install SportsDevil Watch live sports with this Kodi add-on By Evan Killham Writer Evan Killham has been writing about tech and pop culture since 2008. His work has appeared in publications that include Fandom, VentureBeat, and ScreenRant. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Evan Killham Updated February 08, 2020 Streaming TV, Movies, & More Netflix Hulu Disney+ Prime Video Apple TV+ Favorite Events Tweet Share Email Developers can create add-ons to expand the Kodi's functionality. One extension, SportsDevil, lets users stream live games and catch replays from their Kodi player. Unfortunately, SportsDevil isn't available in Kodi's main extensions library, so you'll have to take a few extra steps to use it. Here's how to install SportsDevil in Kodi. Kodi doesn't officially support SportsDevil. Use caution when installing programs on your computer. Before You Begin: Authorize Outside Sources By default, Kodi doesn't accept connections from outside sources. This restriction is a security feature that Kodi implemented to prevent users from installing harmful software. However, you can turn it off. Here's how. Open Kodi. Select the Settings icon at the top of the screen. Select System. Select Add-ons. Select the toggle switch next to Unknown Sources. A warning window will appear. Select Yes to proceed. Be sure to read and consider this warning before proceeding. With "Unknown Sources" turned on, you may make your computer vulnerable. How to Download and Install SportsDevil on Kodi Kodi is now ready to accept an installation for SportsDevil. Here's what to do next. Select the Settings icon in Kodi. Select File Manager. Select Add Source. Select None. In the source box, enter https://loopaddon.uk/loop. Select OK. Enter a name for the source, like loop. Select OK. Press esc on your keyboard to return to the System screen. Select Add-ons. Select Install from zip file. Select the name of the source you set up earlier (in this case, "loop"). On the next screen, select repository.loop.zip. A notification will appear stating that Kodi has installed the add-on. Select Install from repository. Select Loop Repository, the one you just installed. Select Video add-ons. Select SportsDevil. Select Install. Kodi may show you a list of other add-ons it will need to install along with SportsDevil. Select OK to accept. SportsDevil and the other files will download and install. How to Use SportsDevil Now that you've downloaded SportsDevil, you can start using it to stream games from other sites. Here's how to start using it. On the main screen, select Add-ons. Under Video add-ons, select SportsDevil. Select Live Sports. A list of providers will appear. Select the one you want to watch. If you receive an error message that says no streams are accessible, you'll need to select a different site. You may also encounter this error later in the process. Choose the sport you want to watch from the list in the folder. SportsDevil will list the events that are available. Select one to view it. How to Uninstall SportsDevil If you find that SportsDevil isn't consistently providing you with the content you want, or you just want to get rid of it, you can delete it from your add-ons. Here's how. On Kodi's main screen, select Add-ons. Select My add-ons. Select SportsDevil. Select Uninstall. To temporarily deactivate SportsDevil without deleting it entirely, click Disable instead. Select Yes to confirm. Select Yes in the next window to also remove settings. Kodi will delete the add-on. Should You Download the SportsDevil Addon? You have two major concerns when considering whether to put SportsDevil on your computer, and they're somewhat related: security and legality. Add-ons you download directly through Kodi's interface have received at least some review before they went live. Kodi doesn't want computer-destroying malware crowding its platform, and if an extension appears in the official channels, you can be at least somewhat confident that someone has reviewed it for safety. Kodi is legal because its creators only made and maintain the platform. Officially, the program exists for users to organize and house media they own. Kodi also exerts some control over the add-ons other developers create to make sure the new software isn't harmful or full of pirated material. SportsDevil doesn't have Kodi's full support because the sports events you watch on it may be copyrighted material. If you're watching ESPN, WWE Network, or another paid service without paying for a subscription, you're likely violating copyright. And because Kodi doesn't endorse SportsDevil, you have to download it from another source without any guarantee that it's safe to do so or that the things you download are what they claim to be. The question of legality may be similarly unclear. Depending on what you're watching, your location, and the origin of the broadcast, you may be fine watching an event with SportsDevil. But again, if you have any doubts or concerns about whether it might be alright, you should use your best judgment.