Despite a rise in media streamers in recent years, the Amazon Firestick and it’s 4K sibling are still going strong. That’s due in part to Kodi, an app that expands the capabilities of the little streaming stick. Firestick sports addons are becoming hard to find, however, despite the popularity of the recent Joshua vs Parker match.
In this Firestick tutorial, we give you the following step-by-step sections to setup Firestick Sports streaming (click on a section to jump to that section):
- Get started with Kodi
- Install Kodi on Firestick
- Setup Kodi Addons
If you have searched high and low for the best Firestick sports addons, you have come to the right place. We scoured the repositories to find the best Kodi sports addons and put together a quick guide to help you install them as well.
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Getting started with Kodi
If you’re new to the game, Kodi is an app you will quickly grow to love if you stream media on a regular basis. By itself, it’s quite capable although many would argue the real draw lies in the add-ons. We aren’t going to go in-depth on the Kodi app today – we have a guide if you’re curious about Kodi settings or buffering issues.
Instead, we are going to show you how to install Kodi on your Firestick along with the add-ons. All of our top choices are great for free movies and TV shows although we are going to focus on sports instead of flicks. If you have already installed Kodi on your streaming device, feel free to proceed to our top Firestick Sports addons unless you need a refresher.
Installing Kodi on the Firestick
Assuming you have an Android device on hand, installing Kodi will only take a few minutes. There are several ways to install Kodi, so here are the easiest ways:
- Install Kodi on Firestick using the Downloader method
- Or install Kodi on Firestick using DroidAdmin
- You can also use an Android device to install Kodi on Firestick. The steps for this are immediately below..
Here’s how to install Kodi on Firestick using an Android device:
The first step is to download Kodi from Google Play on your smartphone or tablet. After that, you will need to install a program to sideload apps onto your Fire TV stick like AppsFire on Google Play.
Once you have both apps, fire up the sideloader and follow the instructions. In most cases, you simply need to enter the IP address of your Firestick, and you’ll be good to go. When you are synced up, select the Kodi app and send it to your streaming stick. Now you have Kodi installed on your Firestick, so it’s time to deal with the tricky part.
Setting up and Installing Kodi Addons
While you don’t need a degree to install the newest Firestick sports addon, you are going to run into a few issues. Due to the nature of these additions, they tend to disappear, so you need to have several on tap. That means you need to commit this process to memory, as it’s something you will find yourself frequently doing.
To install a Kodi addon of any kind, you need to head to the File Manager first to install a repository. If you already have one (or several) with add-ons you like, skip ahead to the next step. From within the File Manager, choose Add Source, which brings up a new window. You will enter the web address of the repo where it says “None” and then rename the source in the box below. Once complete, navigate back to the Main Menu and select Add-ons.
Select the Package Installer icon, and then choose Install from zip as shown in the screenshot below. Navigate to the file you need, select it, and you will receive an “installation complete” message when it’s done. Now you can select Install from repository to choose the Firestick Sports addon you want to install.
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Again, this is a process that will become second nature after you’ve installed a few add-ons. There are several ways to go about it, but we feel this is the most straightforward process. Now it’s time for the good stuff…
Firestick Sports Addons
One of the cooler things you can do with Amazon’s streaming dongle is watching live sports on Firestick. It has become a bit more difficult than it used to be although there are still plenty of Firestick sports addons available. Kodi PPV options are few and far between and live TV will only be an option for some.
Many of the great Kodi addons that specialize in free movies and TV shows didn’t make the cut due to those reasons. While some of the more familiar faces may be missing, there are some interesting new choices on the block.
Aragon Live has quickly become a favorite add-on for Kodi users, and it’s one we have fallen for as well. This add-on kicks things off by giving you two ways to browse from Aragon Live or Aragon LiveNetTV. While both provide you with access to Firestick sports addons, each has something unique.
Under the Aragon Live tab, you’ll find several categories with Documentary, Kids, Movies, Music, News, Sports and UK & USA Channels. There is plenty of content to dig through, and we don’t think you’ll have a problem finding sports either. Here are a few of the highlights from this section.
- ESPN 1 & 2
- ESPN U
- NBC Sports
- Fox Sports 1
- Golf Channel
- MU TV
- Sky Sports F1
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That is just a very small sampling of what they have to offer, just keep in mind not all the feeds will work. It comes down to the provider, just like with other streaming apps. As for the Aragon LiveNetTV section, there are more “regular” categories to choose from with options like Cooking, Music, Religious, News, and programs by language.
From here, sports channels like BT Sport 1, BeIN Sports, Fight Box, LFC TV, Sky Sports Mix and others can be found. It’s a large list, so even if you hit a few dead spots, there’s a strong chance you are going to find something you want whether it’s the NBA, NHL, UFC or MLB. You can download and install Aragon Live from several popular repos including Blamo.
Maverick TV may not have the sheer quantity of sports add-ons for your Firestick, but it is certainly no slouch. In addition to their vast array of options for free movies and TV shows, they have two sports section including Maverick Live Sports.
From within the regular Sports section of the Maverick TV add-on, you can choose from options like AD Sport 2 HD, Chelsea TV, Pac-12 Network, Real Madrid TV, TELESPORT, and the WWE Network just to name a few. At this time, there are over 30 sports channels, and most of the popular sports are present. Want to watch free live sports on BT Sports or catch highlights from the previous day? That’s an option as well, and you can even get some exercise thanks to the fitness section.
Under Live Sports, things are a bit more streamlined. You simply get the live matches of the day, which vary and may require an additional program. Therein lies the issue with this one as you’ll need SportsDevil which is defunct. You may also have to install Plex and the AceStream engine to take advantage of some feeds. Depending on your luck and the current status of the addon, you may find more than 100 HD links available no buffering. That number could also be significantly lower.
In a nutshell, Maverick TV is hit or miss when it comes to some channels and sports, but that’s par for the course nowadays. It’s still well worth a look depending on your needs, and we think you’ll dig the additional sections as well.
The Dogs Bollocks
This is a Kodi addon we’ve covered before, and we are thrilled to see it is still alive and kicking. The Dogs Bollocks is a great all-around option that can fulfill your streaming needs, and their sports section is pretty darned sweet as well.
While Dogs Bollocks doesn’t have much in the way of Live Sports, they are the top options when it comes to highlights and replays. They also have a wide variety of sports on tap including Rugby, Cricket, Wrestling, Moto GP, Formula 1 and general athletics. There is also a section for football fans in the My Club Zone which features all the popular teams and leagues.
We weren’t able to fire up any NFL games as the other type of football is over for the season, but the NFL network is an option if soccer isn’t your thing. We also liked the “Classic” section of Bollocks Sports which is broken down into Boxing and Sporting Moments. There are some interesting choices available here from the Douglas vs Tyson match to the 1967 European Cup or Anthony Joshua vs Klitschko.
As we mentioned, the sports scene is a bit sparse at the moment although that is something that can change at any time. Older options like SportsDevil aren’t around anymore, and it can take time for newer Firestick sports addons to rise in popularity. Whatever add-on you decide to roll with, remember to use a VPN if you want to stay safe online and keep your IP address private!