Kodi SportsDevil Repo Install Guide; Live Sports

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The Kodi Sportsdevil add-on is one of the longest running sports and live TV add-ons for Kodi. Read all about it’s history and find out where to install it today in our guide.

The Sportsdevil Kodi addon is the longest running live stream addon for Kodi, with a long history of over 5 years. Many Kodi addons that offer live sports streams actually just take them right from Sportsdevil and repackage them into a different order for Kodi users. So, if you are interested in live sports on Kodi, Sportsdevil is the first place you should look to.

Sportsdevil, like other Kodi addons, don’t host any streams within the Kodi addons. It is a search engine that queries 10 or more public websites on the internet and returns live media. Content is hosted by those public sources, who have nothing to do with Kodi and no affiliation to any developer.

Unlike these websites which often contain full ads and sketchy links, Kodi simply gives you the stream with no BS. This has caused some backlash in the past because these websites rely on ad revenue in order to operate.

Below, read up on a brief history of Sportsdevil, learn what is included in the addon, and find out where you can install it today. Also, learn about common errors and troubleshooting tips.


Sportsdevil History

Sportsdevil has a long history of over five years now and is one of the longest running Kodi addons in existence today. It was originally released inside of a repository that was hosted on the Offshoregit website and distributed through XMBCHub/TV Addons.

After Kodi increased in popularity, some of the original streaming websites complained about Sportsdevil stealing away ad revenue from their sites. As a compromise, the addon was removed from any repository and existed only as a manual installation guide. The thinking here was that lazy and uneducated Kodi users would not go through the effort from manually updating the addon each time and this would limit its popularity.

From 2015-2017, three concurrent copies of Sportsdevil were being maintained at a time by three different developers:

  1. Original Sportsdevil – This copy was maintained by Hubbab3
  2. NL (Nethlands) Sportsdevil – This copy was maintained by sattekop and included the additional of special NL streams and acestream links into the addon.
  3. Jairox fork – This was a late development version by jairox, who had made additional fixes to the added above and beyond Hubbab3 and who was more active in keeping things up to date.

In March of 2017 after the TV Addons website went down and its domains seized, development of the addon went dark for a while. Sattekop joined our Husham.com forums and began posting regular updates on there. The last official release from him was on November 15, 2017.

A new update of the addon surfaced on January 19, 2018, however it is unknown if any development went into this version.

As of the writing of this blog post, there is no active development of Sportsdevil occurring. With the large number of addons using Sportsdevil as a dependency, it would be great for the community if one person could carry on development and fix links within the addon.



Sportsdevil Kodi Menu Guide

After installing the addon, you’ll see that it is sectioned out like the following:

  • Favourites – You can save your favourite channels and sections in the addon to your favourites via the context menu and access them here later.
  • Blogs – A selection of live stream blogs with streams.
  • Highlights – Game replays and highlights.
  • Live Sports – A selection of public websites, sorted by different sports.
  • Sports TV – Sports related live IPTV streams.
  • Live TV – General live IPTV streams.

Qualities range from 480p to 720p and a good number of links are very reliable. Note that the SportsDevil Kodi addon hosts no files and has no control over the quality or content of what is provided. It is simply a search engine into the public internet.


Kodi Sportsdevil Sources List

A list of the sources included in the Sportsdevil addon include:

  • Bundesliga-Streams
  • Dimsports
  • First Row Sports
  • Live9
  • Live Football Video
  • LiveTV
  • LSHunter
  • RojaDirecta
  • SportStream365
  • StopStream
  • VIPBox
  • VipGoal
  • Cricfree
  • CricHD
  • HDFree
  • iLive
  • MamaHD
  • ShowSport
  • Sports4u
  • StreamHD
  • Bypassed.ORG
  • CinestrenosTV
  • FilmOn
  • FireOne TV
  • iBrod
  • OK Live TV
  • ShadowNet
  • Ustreamix


Sportsdevil Privacy Note

UK internet service providers have blocked most of the websites within the add-on. This means that UK Kodi users will not see working links in Sportsdevil or any other addon that uses it as a dependency.

If you are blocked, you need a VPN account to hide your internet traffic and make it look like you are from a different country.

IPVanish is the best VPN clients because it is tier 1 (no speed slowdown) and log-free so that you are protected. The cost is about the same as a Starbucks coffee per month. Sign up with this link or click here to read more information about IPVanish.


How to Install SportsDevil Kodi Addon – Standard Method

This addon is hosted in many different repositories. The latest official version from the original development team is 2017.11.15. The latest version listed amongst all of the most popular Kodi repositories is from The Loop Repo, which has a 2018.01.19 version. This version was created to overwrite fake updates that were pushed out to try and capitalize on the SD name. The Loop is a well respected member of the Kodi community and we feel good suggesting his copy as good.

If we hear of any active development, we will update the guide below to reflect the new source accordingly.

  1. From the Kodi main menu, navigate to SYSTEM > File Manager > Add Source > None
  2. Type the following EXACTLY loopaddon.uk/loop and select Done
  3. Highlight the box underneath and enter a name for this media Source like loop and then click OK
  4. Go back to your home screen.
    • ON Kodi 17 Krypton or later: Select Add-ons > Add-on Browser 
    • ON Kodi 16 or earlier: Select SYSTEM > Add-Ons
  5. Select Install from Zip File > loop > repository-loop.zip and wait for the Add-on enabled notification
  6. Select Install from Repository > Loop repository > Video Add-ons > Sportsdevil > Install
  7. Wait for Add-on enabled notification


Sportsdevil Kodi Alternatives

The Sportsdevil Kodi addon is a live IPTV streaming addon, which pulls live media from the public internet. Public streams have a high volatility and tend to go down frequently.

For alternatives, we didn’t want to include addons that are using SportsDevil streams by calling it as a dependency. So, the addons below (to the best of our knowledge) are legitimate alternatives to check out today:

  1. Sport365
  2. Joker Sports
  3. The Loop
  4. PureSports
  5. NBC Sports Extra


Kodi Sportsdevil Installation Failed

If you have issues downloading and installing the addon, it most like means that the repository you are using is broke or down for maintenance. When you go to install a Kodi addon, it retrieves an addon zip from an internet address. If the repository is down, the “installation failed” Kodi error is a common message.

One solution for this problem is to make sure that you can access the repository address on the internet. Take the http address of the addon and try to access it from your phone or computer. If it is unaccessible, there is nothing you can do until it is back only.

Because Sportsdevil does not live in an offiicial repository, this installation failed is related to the repository you’ve chosen to install it from.


Kodi Sportsdevil Web Request Failed

The Web request failed Kodi error sometimes appears when you are trying to access live streams. This error means that Kodi has failed to read the script or video content format of the stream.

The solution to this error is very simple. You just have to enable RTMP in Kodi. To fix these errors, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Add-ons menu.
  • Open My Add-ons> Open VideoPlayer InputStream.
  • Click on RTMP Input> click on Enable.


Sportsdevil Kodi Error Check Log

Sometimes you may get a message telling you to check your Kodi error log. If you see this error while streaming video, it can mean that your cache is full. If this appears while trying to navigate menus, it means that the link you are trying to access does not exist anymore. If you are trying to start a stream from the addon, select another stream.

Sportsdevil is a volatile addon and streams tend to go up and down and over time. As well, without consistent development, there will be a number of dead links and sources inside of the addon.

If you want to learn how to actually check your log and diagnose your issues, click here. 


How to Fix Kodi Sportsdevil No Stream Available

If you see the error “stream not available” in Kodi while using this addon, it means that the addon was unable to retrieve results for your query. Kodi addons are simply search engines into the public internet and do not host any content of their own.

When you select a title or stream in Kodi, it searches the internet for media streams matching the title you’ve select. If it cannot find anything, you get the “stream not available” error. Most likely, you will have to try a different addon or select more popular content that is more likely to be available.

Sportsdevil is a volatile addon and streams tend to go up and down and over time. As well, without consistent development, there will be a number of dead links and sources inside of the addon.


Kodi Sportsdevil Not Working / Down

If the addon is not working and your issue is not covered in our guide above, make sure that you have the latest version of the addon installed. Use the top of our guide to verify the latest version.

Also, make sure that you are running the latest version of Kodi. Version of Kodi 16 and earlier are not compatible with addons anymore due to changes in scrapers and code.

Remember, Kodi addons simply query the public internet and do not host any host any streams. Streams, especially live content, is volatile and can go up and down. There is nothing you or the developer can do about streams not working in a lot of cases.

If you live in the UK, a lot of the streams in this addon are blocked and you will not be able to access them without hiding your connection behind a VPN. Click here for more information.


How Do Kodi Addons work?

Not seeing something you want? A specific title nowhere to be found and you aren’t sure who’s at fault?

Learn how Kodi addons work by clicking here. This guide is a crash course on scrapers, resolvers, pulling content from the internet, what Kodi addons are and aren’t, and more important information that everybody should know.



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