In this comprehensive guide, you will learn how to install the ApeX Sports Kodi addon on Kodi 19.1 Matrix. The same method applies to all compatible devices, including FireStick 4K, Fire TV, FireStick Lite, Fire TV Cube, PC, and Android TV boxes. Before moving on to the step-by-step guide to install the ApeX Sports Kodi addon, here’s an overview of the app and why it’s worthwhile.
Nothing works quite like Kodi to satiate your entertainment cravings. One of the many benefits of being a part of the Kodi community is its addons. They allow you to access a broad range of content, including TV shows, movies, and live sports, for free.
ApeX Sports is one of the best sports addons, letting you enjoy sporting events and competitions through high-quality streaming links. It lets you watch live sports, live TV, replays, and highlights by scraping video sources from popular sports websites. Besides sports, you can browse other content from various categories and genres.
The ApeX Sports Kodi addon can be accessed in the Arxtic-ape Repository, which is a third-party source. Compatible with Kodi 19 Matrix and Kodi 18 Leia, ApeX Sports is an effective alternative to old addons like SportDevil and Plexus. Without further ado, let’s get into the installation process.
Attention, Kodi Users!
Kodi Addons and builds offer unlimited streaming content, but could also get you into legal trouble if caught streaming free movies, TV shows, or sports. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. Kodi users are strongly advised to always connect a VPN while streaming online. A good Kodi VPN hides your identity, bypasses government surveillance, geo-blocked content, and ISP throttling (which also helps in buffer-free streaming).
I personally use ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon FireStick. You get 3-months free and save 49% on its annual plans. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, you can always ask for a refund.
How to Install ApeX Sports on Kodi
1. Open the Kodi app.
2. From the home screen, click the settings gear.
3. Select System.
4. Scroll down to Add-ons, then scroll across to the right portion of the screen. Scroll down to Unknown sources and select it to turn it on.
Note: The option is disabled by default for privacy and security reasons. Since Arxtic-ape Repository is a third-party source (outside the Kodi official repository), you must enable Unknown sources before proceeding.
5. Select Yes when a warning notification pops up.
6. The switch for Unknown sources should be toggled to the right, indicating it is on.
7. Press the back button until you arrive at Kodi’s System screen. Select File manager.
8. Select Add source.
9. Select <None>.
10. In the URL box, type https://arxtic-ape.github.io and click OK.
Note: Make sure to type the URL exactly as provided.
11. You need to enter a name for the source. Type apex as the source name and click OK.
12. Return to Kodi’s home screen and select Add-ons.
13. Select Install from zip file. A short dialog box will pop up to notify you that addons installed from zip (excluding served repositories) must be manually updated. Select Yes to proceed.
14. Select apex.
15. Select repository.arxtic-ape-1.0.0.zip and click OK.
16. Go back to Kodi’s home screen again and choose Install from repository.
17. Select arxtic-ape repository.
18. Select Video add-ons.
19. Select ApeX Sports.
20. Choose Install.
21. Select OK when you see a pop-up box showing the add-ons that will be installed.
22. Congratulations! Installation is completed.
Go back to your Kodi home screen and select Add-ons in the left-hand menu. ApeX Sports addon should appear under Video add-ons.
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons or Builds, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, live TV, and Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Kodi. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and devices.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on Kodi, here's how to get VPN protection in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Get the ExpressVPN subscription HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your streaming device. If you are using a FireStick, I have given the exact steps starting with Step 4 below.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
The following are the steps to install Kodi VPN on your Fire TV devices. If you have other streaming devices, follow Step 1-3 above.
Step 4: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE (if not subscribed already).
Step 5: Go to Fire TV Stick home screen. Click Find followed by Search option (see image below).
Step 6: Type Expressvpn in the search bar and select when it shows up.
Step 7: Click Download.
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN app and Sign in using the email ID and password that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 9: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your FireStick is now secured with the fastest VPN.
ApeX Sports Addon Overview
If you don’t like complicated options and menus, the ApeX Sports addon is a perfect choice. The UI is simple, is easy to navigate, and allows you to watch sports highlights and replays in just a few taps. On the home screen, you will be greeted with four options:
- Live Sport
- Live TV
- Replays & Highlights
Under the Live Sports category, you can catch a lot of live action across various sports, including basketball, soccer, hockey, baseball, and football, for free. You can access various sports websites, including Livetv.sx, MLB66, NBAbite, NHL66, Rojadirecta, SoccerStreams, Sportsurge, and VIPRow. You can quickly tune in to any game using any of several links provided for each stream.
If you experience buffering issues while streaming, I suggest you use a VPN to get around the problem. Since ApeX Sports fetches contents from other sources, some may be difficult to reach due to geographical restrictions.
The Live TV category lets you access a bunch of websites, like FilmOn.com, LM Shows, SportsBay.org, Streamlive.to, and USTVGO, where you can watch content ranging from movies and TV shows to documentaries and travel/lifestyle content.
On top of that, you can also access numerous TV channels across sports, politics, kids, lifestyle, entertainment, and science.
If you missed a game due to your busy schedule, you can always watch it in the Replays & Highlights section. Under this tab, you can access websites like fullmatchesandshows.com (football), fullmatchtv.com (NFL and other sports), mlb.com (baseball), nba.com (basketball), nhl.com (hockey), and replaymatches.net (football).
Under Tools, you can set your time zone, clear your addon cache, search via URL, and tweak settings according to your preferences.
You can enable or disable an entire category or individual websites within the category. For example, you can disable the entire category of Live TV by toggling the Disable category switch and clicking OK. Alternatively, you can disable only FilmOn if you want to avoid that source. I recommend leaving all sources enabled unless you have a reason to disable them.
The left side of the media player has controls for play/pause, stop, and fast forward/rewind. The right side has buttons to view information about the content, bookmark scenes, and enable subtitles (if available).
The bookmarking feature is especially useful. The media player lets you bookmark your favorite moments while streaming any kind of content. I tested the feature and was able to create bookmarks successfully. Here’s how it looks.
Finally, the settings gear in the very bottom-right corner of the media player contains additional playback settings.
Under Subtitle settings, you can simply download or add external subtitles.
Select Audio settings to play with audio amplification, downmix, and offset. You should turn on Allow passthrough if you use an audio/video receiver to play audio from other devices.
Look through Video settings to tweak the zoom, vertical shift, pixel ratio, orientation, calibration, aspect ratio, and more.
That’s all you need to know about the ApeX Sports Kodi addon.
ApeX Sports is an all-in-one addon that everyone should have, whether you are a sports enthusiast or a movie buff. It has a simple user interface, streams almost every sport, and has a huge collection of movies, TV shows, and other content. We hope this article helped you install ApeX Sports addon on Kodi.
Try ApeX Sports addon today, and tell us about your experience in the comments below.
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