The Kodi media center is very popular for those looking to cut the cord and manage their own media. The media center is able to manage music, pictures, videos and even be set up to manage television (with the right tools). It is because of these features that a lot of people choose to replace their mainstream TV systems with a Kodi-powered media center.
A big part of this tool’s appeal is its ability to install plugins to the system. There are tons of add-ons out there for Kodi, be it music management, picture library tools, browsing the Web, and just about everything, even the ability to watch sport live streams.
In this particular article we’ll cover the ways to stream sports on Kodi.
With the unofficial ESPN add-on for the Kodi media center, users can authenticate with their cable provider to access premium content directly from ESPN on Kodi. Additionally, there are options to select from content that ESPN makes available on modern, proprietary media center apps (Android TV, Apple TV, etc.).
The ESPN 3 add-on is probably the biggest and most feature-rich of all the Kodi sports add-ons. Users can expect normal ESPN 3 sports streams, as well as archived content and premium sports-related content.
NBC Sports Live Extra
NBC Sports Live Extra: this is an add-on for Kodi that allows users to gain access to normal NBC network sports broadcasts of all kinds. This includes networks that are owned in some way by the network as a whole (The Golf channel, etc.). Live channels include Golf, Racing, the Olympics, and even broadcasts of sport talk shows like NASCAR America and the like.
Unfortunately, the NBC Sports Live Extra tool does not have the ability to play archived events, nor does it support archiving material in any way. Regardless, this tool is a very good addition to any sports fan’s media center.
Pro Sport is an add-on for Kodi that allows for HD live streaming of sports from Reddit. The tool comes with pre-configured streams for Basketball, Hockey, Football and Baseball. Along with all of that, Pro Sport also allows users to access past streams via an archive feature and add their own reddit powered streams as well.
For those looking for the be-all-end-all of Kodi sports streaming tools, there is Sports Mix. This tool has a massive collection of sports-related streams from different countries. It’s a giant list, and there’s not really a timely way to list every single stream that users can access.
Users can watch streams from sources such as Sky Sport, ESPN, and other various sport channels both personally maintained by fans and TV broadcast streams. Those having trouble finding good sport channels to stream on Kodi will love this Sports Mix.
All of the add-ons that are mentioned in this list can be installed in different ways, and some may not be included in the default software sources. It may be necessary to install from zip. This means that updates might not be possible, as you won’t be adding a repository to your Kodi system, so do this at your own risk.
Installing add-ons for Kodi is a simple process. First, go to the “Settings” area of Kodi. From there, look for the the option that says “Install from Zip file,” and click on it.
Once this option is selected, the installation process will begin. This will not take long. Soon after, the add-on will be instantly installed and available to use in the Video add-ons section of the page inside Kodi.
Cord cutters know the struggle that is watching sports. A lot of networks don’t broadcast to the Internet that well, and when they do it’s usually pretty complicated to get it all in one place. That’s why these Kodi sport add-ons are so great. Though they might be iffy, and the streams might not be perfect, they get the job done and allow people who don’t watch cable or network television to keep up with their favorite teams.