In this article, I will guide you on how to install the SportHD addon on Kodi. This method works essentially 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. It is compatible with Kodi 18 Leia and 19 Matrix.
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. Among the sea of options, finding a reliable service is undoubtedly a tough task. Luckily, I got a reliable addon that live-streams almost all the sports from Football to Chess during my hunt for the best free sports streaming site. And that is SportHD.
What is SportHD?
SportHD is a Kodi addon that lets you watch live sports events by scraping sources 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 does not verify the legality or security of the applications/services. The 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 either fined or prosecuted. So I suggest you make sure that you are not streaming anything for free which is otherwise available with paid services.
The information contained on this website is for general information purpose only. Any action you take based on the information in this article is strictly at your own risk. We do not encourage piracy and streaming illegal content.
Moreover, I always recommend connecting to a trusted VPN service like ExpressVPN to maintain your online privacy. The ExpressVPN offers 160 server locations in 94 countries all over the world. It lets you bypass geo-restriction safely, increases your anonymity, and offers 24/7 customer service.
I ran a safety check on the Bugatsinho repository URL for malware in VirusTotal.com. As you can see, it is safe to use.
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 toggle inside Add-ons options. 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 source option. Follow the below steps carefully to do it.
1. Launch Kodi.
2. Select the Settings (gear icon) on top.
3. Navigate to System tile.
4. Scroll down and click Add-ons on the left tab.
5. Enable Unknown sources on the right side of the screen. Click Yes if a warning pop-up appears.
Note: Make sure the toggle is on the right side, which means ON.
Section 2: Adding a repository source
It’s time to add the repository source. As I mentioned above, SportHD addon is hosted in Bugatsinho Repository.
Repository name: Bugatsinho Repository | Link: https://bugatsinho.github.io/repo/
1. Go back to the System page.
2. Select File manager.
3. Click Add source option.
4. In the Add file source window, select <None>.
5. Now, a pop-up will appear with the URL bar and on-screen keyboard. Carefully type the provided URL https://bugatsinho.github.io/repo/ and click OK.
Note: The repository is not owned, hosted, or distributed by FireStickTricks.com.
6. Click the media source box and enter bugatsinho and click OK.
Note: You can name whatever you want
7. Click OK again on the Add file source window.
Section 3: Installing the repository
We are almost there! Let’s get done with the repository installation now.
1. Go back to the System page.
2. Select the Add-ons right next to File Manager.
3. Scroll down and select the Install from zip file option.
Note: If a prompt appears, click Yes.
4. Select Bugatsinho from the list of folders.
6. Click https://repository.bugatsinho-2.5.zip.
7. Wait for the download to complete. You will get a notification confirming Bugatsinho Repository is installed.
8. Select the Install from repository option.
9. Click Bugatsinho Repository.
10. Select Video add-ons.
11. Located Sport HD addon.
12. Click on Install.
13. Click OK if a prompt appears regarding additional addon installation.
14. Now, the download and installation will begin. You will receive a notification that says Sport HD Add-on installed.
You can now access the Sport HD Kodi addon by going to the Kodi home screen -> Add-ons -> Video add-ons -> Sport HD Kodi addon.
How to use SportHD Kodi Addon?
Launch SportHD Kodi addon! On the home screen, you five sections:
- LIVE EVENTS
- BEST LEAGUES
- Version 0.1.10
Under the LIVE EVENTS section, you can catch up on the live streaming of various sports right, from Football, Basketball to Rugby. It lists all the available and scheduled matches. As you can see from the screenshots below, there are a bunch of games scheduled, and a couple of live streaming is underway (represented by green asterisks).
All you need to do is to select the game, choose the stream and enjoy!
The addon provides information including, the time, teams playing, and the sport name. 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. In here, you get a long list starting from Football, Basketball to Snooker and Chess. You get the streaming link right before the game start.
You can live stream matches from various leagues under the BEST LEAGUE section.
Inside Settings, you get the option to change your Timezone, and that’s pretty much it. No video or audio configuration is available. You 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 problem or error with streaming links, it’s time for you to enable the RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol). It is a proprietary network protocol to transmit audio, video, and other data over the Internet from a media server to a flash player. Some sources from Sport HD addon uses 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 a hunt to load up your FireStick with a reliable live streaming Kodi addon, 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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