How to Install SportsDevil

Watch live sports with this Kodi add-on

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.

  1. Open Kodi.

  2. Select the Settings icon at the top of the screen.

    Kodi with the Settings icon highlighted
  3. Select System.

    Kodi's Settings screen with the System option highlighted
  4. Select Add-ons.

    Kodi settings with Add-ons highlighted
  5. Select the toggle switch next to Unknown Sources.

    Kodi with the switch next to "Unknown sources" highlighted
  6. A warning window will appear. Select Yes to proceed.

    Warning in Kodi with the Yes button highlighted

    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.

  1. Select the Settings icon in Kodi.

    Kodi with the Settings icon highlighted
  2. Select File Manager.

    Kodi's System menu with the File Manager icon highlighted
  3. Select Add Source.

    Kodi File manager settings with the Add Source option highlighted
  4. Select None.

    Add file source window in Kodi with the None heading highlighted
  5. In the source box, enter

  6. Select OK.

    Path entry screen in Kodi with the OK button highlighted
  7. Enter a name for the source, like loop.

  8. Select OK.

    Add file source window in Kodi with the OK button highlighted
  9. Press esc on your keyboard to return to the System screen.

  10. Select Add-ons.

    The System menu in Kodi with the Add-ons section highlighted
  11. Select Install from zip file.

    Kodi's Add-ons/Add-on browser screen with the "Install from zip file" command highlighted
  12. Select the name of the source you set up earlier (in this case, "loop").

    The Install fro zip file screen in Kodi with a source highlighted
  13. On the next screen, select

    Install from zip file screen in Kodi with a repository name highlighted
  14. A notification will appear stating that Kodi has installed the add-on.

    Kodi with a notification saying an add-on has been installed
  15. Select Install from repository.

    Kodi's add-on browser with the Install from Repository option highlighted
  16. Select Loop Repository, the one you just installed.

    Install fro Repository screen in Kodi with the Loop Repository highlighted
  17. Select Video add-ons.

    Loop Repository folder in Kodi with the Video add-ons option highlighted
  18. Select SportsDevil.

    Video add-ons screen in Kodi with SportsDevil highlighted
  19. Select Install.

    SportsDevil in Kodi with the Install button highlighted
  20. Kodi may show you a list of other add-ons it will need to install along with SportsDevil. Select OK to accept.

    Additional add-ons screen in Kodi with the OK button highlighted
  21. 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.

  1. On the main screen, select Add-ons.

    Kodi's main screen with the Add-ons option highlighted
  2. Under Video add-ons, select SportsDevil.

    Kodi's Add-ons screen with SportsDevil highlighted
  3. Select Live Sports.

    SportsDevil in Kodi with the Live Sports section highlighted
  4. A list of providers will appear. Select the one you want to watch.

    A list of feed providers in SportsDevil for Kodi

    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.

  5. Choose the sport you want to watch from the list in the folder.

    A list of sports available in SportsDevil for Kodi
  6. SportsDevil will list the events that are available. Select one to view it.

    A list of sports events in SportsDevil in Kodi

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.

  1. On Kodi's main screen, select Add-ons.

    Kodi's main screen with the Add-ons option highlighted
  2. Select My add-ons.

    Add-ons menu in Kodi with the My Add-Ons heading highlighted
  3. Select SportsDevil.

    List of add-ons in Kodi with SportsDevil highlighted
  4. Select Uninstall.

    To temporarily deactivate SportsDevil without deleting it entirely, click Disable instead.

    SportsDevil screen in Kodi with the Uninstall button highlighted
  5. Select Yes to confirm.

    Uninstall window in Kodi with the Yes button highlighted
  6. Select Yes in the next window to also remove settings.

    Uninstall window in Kodi with the Yes button highlighted
  7. 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.