In this article, I will guide you on how to install the SportHD addon on Kodi. It is compatible with Kodi 18 Leia and 19 Matrix. This method works with all Kodi compatible devices, including Amazon FireStick, NVIDIA SHIELD, Android TV boxes, PCs, and smartphones. But before we begin, let’s get some clarity on the addon and its safety.
Watching live sports is not restricted to TV anymore, thanks to technological advancements. Currently, people across the globe can watch live sports online from hundreds of live streaming services for free. Finding a reliable service among the sea of options is undoubtedly a tough task. Luckily, during my hunt for the best free sports streaming site, I found a reliable addon that livestreams almost every sport, from football to chess. And that addon is SportHD.
What Is SportHD?
SportHD is a Kodi addon that lets you watch live sports events by scraping streams from popular sports streaming websites. The SportHD Kodi addon is created by the same developer who developed Sports 365. This Kodi addon is available in the Bugatsinho repository, which also houses Cartoon Network addons.
Is SportHD Kodi Addon Legal and Safe?
FireStickTricks.com cannot verify the legality or security of any third-party applications or services mentioned on this site. SportHD lets you stream live sports events for free, which is illegal in many places. If you get caught streaming copyrighted content, you could be fined or prosecuted. So I suggest you make sure that you are not streaming anything for free that is otherwise available with paid services.
The information on this website is for information purpose only, and any action you take based on the information in this article is strictly at your own risk. We do not encourage piracy or streaming illegal content.
Moreover, I always recommend connecting to a trusted VPN service like ExpressVPN to maintain your online privacy. ExpressVPN offers 160 server locations in 94 countries around the world. It lets you bypass geo-restriction safely, increases your security and privacy, and offers 24/7 customer service.
I ran a safety check on the Bugatsinho repository URL using VirusTotal.com. As you can see, it is safe to download and install the repository.
Legal Disclaimer: This tutorial is purely educational. FireStickTricks.com doesn’t own, host, operate, resell, or distribute any streaming apps, addons, IPTV or services. The page contains some unverified services, and we are not certain whether they hold legal licenses to distribute the content. FireStickTricks.com does not verify the legality of each app/service in all regions. Do your due diligence if you use any of the unverified apps/services, and stream only content that is available in the public domain. The end-user shall be solely responsible for the media accessed.
How to Install SportHD Kodi Addon
SportHD is a third-party Kodi addon. By default, installing a third-party Kodi addon is impossible due to security and privacy concerns. To proceed with the installation, we need to enable a Kodi option. To make the entire process easy to understand, I am splitting it into three sections.
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.
Section 1: Enabling Unknown Sources Option
First off, we need to enable the “Unknown sources” option. Carefully follow the steps below to do it.
1. Launch Kodi.
2. Select settings, the gear icon at the top left.
3. Choose the System tile.
4. Scroll down to Add-ons in the left-hand tabs.
5. Enable Unknown sources on the right side of the screen. Click Yes if a warning pop-up appears.
Note: Before proceeding to section 2, make sure the toggle is to the right, which means it is on.
Section 2: Adding a Repository Source
It’s time to add the repository source. As I mentioned above, the SportHD addon is hosted in the Bugatsinho Repository.
1. Press your device’s back button once to return to the System page (as indicated in the top-left corner).
2. Select File manager.
3. Click Add source.
4. In the window that pops up, select <None>.
5. Now, a screen will appear with a URL bar and on-screen keyboard. Carefully type https://bugatsinho.github.io/repo/ and click OK.
Note: The repository is not owned, hosted, or distributed by FireStickTricks.com.
6. Click the box titled Enter a name for this media source, enter bugatsinho, and click OK.
7. Click OK again on the Add file source window.
Section 3: Installing the Repository
We are almost there! Let’s finish the repository installation now.
1. Go back to the Kodi home screen.
2. Go to settings again.
3. Select Add-ons, right next to File manager.
4. Scroll down and select Install from zip file.
Note: If a prompt appears, click Yes.
5. Select bugatsinho from the list of folders.
6. Click repository.bugatsinho-2.5.zip. The numbers in the file may differ if the repository has been updated; don’t worry about that.
7. Wait for the download to complete. You will get a notification that says the Bugatsinho repository was installed.
8. Now select the Install from repository option.
9. Click Bugatsinho repository.
10. Select Video add-ons.
11. Locate and select SportHD.
12. Click on Install.
13. Click OK when a prompt appears regarding additional addon installation.
14. Now, the download and installation will begin. You will receive a notification that says SportHD Add-on installed.
15. You can now access the SportHD Kodi addon by going to the Kodi home screen > Add-ons > Video add-ons > SportHD.
How to Use SportHD Kodi Addon
Select the SportHD Kodi addon to launch it! On the home screen, you have five sections:
- LIVE EVENTS
- BEST LEAGUES
- Version 0.1.10 (it could differ for you)
Under the LIVE EVENTS section, you can catch up on live streams of various sports, from football to basketball to rugby. It lists all the available and scheduled matches. As you can see from the screenshot below, there are a bunch of games scheduled, and a couple of live streams are underway (represented by green asterisks).
All you need to do is to select the game, choose the stream link, and enjoy!
The addon provides information about games, including the sport name, the time, and the teams playing. You can also filter the list of matches by leagues or sports.
Inside the SPORTS section, live streaming links are categorized according to the sport. Here, you get a long list of sports starting with football and basketball and ending in snooker and chess. Streaming links become available right before the games start.
You can livestream matches from various leagues in the BEST LEAGUES section.
Inside Settings, you get the option to change your time zone, and that’s pretty much it. No video or audio configuration is available. But you do need to set your time zone to get the right time for live events.
How to Enable RTMP in Kodi
If you come across any problems or errors with streaming links, it’s time for you to enable RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol). It is a proprietary network protocol used to transmit audio, video, and other data over the internet from a media server to a flash player. Some sources from the SportHD addon use this protocol, so we need to install it for a smooth streaming experience.
1. From the Kodi home screen, click the gear icon to open settings.
2. Select Add-ons.
3. Click on Install from repository.
4. Scroll down and select the Kodi Add-on repository.
5. Locate VideoPlayer InputStream and click it.
6. Click RTMP Input.
7. Click Install.
8. Wait for few seconds. You will get a message notifying you that RTMP Input is installed.
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.
If you’re in on a quest to load up your FireStick with a reliable live streaming Kodi addons, SportHD is the one. The addon is simple, straightforward, and a great alternative to SportsDevil and Plexus. Have you downloaded it yet? Do let us know your comments below.
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