SportsDevil Not Working on Kodi Krypton 17? Here’s your fix!
If SportsDevil is not working lately, it’s probably due to the recent lawsuits and the shutdown of major add-on repositories like tvaddons.ag and Fusion. SportsDevil has been bouncing around to different developers lately and has had various support teams throughout it’s legacy.
Chances are you’re getting the most common error, sportsdevil web request failed. Other known issues can result in blocked servers that return errors like sportsdevil no stream available or check error log. Luckily, a new updated SportsDevil was just released and this current version fixes most of the streaming and error issues that occur in the older, broken sports devil add-ons.
Follow the directions below to install the newest working version of SportsDevil
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Step 2: Install Working SportsDevil (April 2018)
OPTION #1: Step-by-Step Directions for Adding Fixed SportsDevil
- From Kodi, click the Settings icon (cog wheel) at the top of the screen
- Choose File Manager and double click Add Source choose <None>
- Type in http://archive.org/download/repository.xvbmc/ and then name it XVBMC click OK.
- From the Kodi home screen select Add-ons
- Now click the open box in the top left toolbar
- Click Install from Zip File and then find and select XVBMC
- Click on repository.xvbmc-4.2.0.zip and then click OK to install the repository
- Go back one screen and then click on Install from Repository then click on XvBMC (Add-ons) REPOsitory
- Click on Video add-ons and click SportsDevil to install it.
- Go back to your Video Add-Ons and launch SportsDevil
OPTION #2: Follow this video for Installing the newest working version of SportsDevil
OPTION #3: Install New Ares Wizard from Ares Project Repo
Uninstall all previous versions of SportsDevil before continuing installing the new version.
The newest working version of SportsDevil is available through Ares Wizard.
Once you’ve installed the Ares Wizard Kodi 17 build, return here to install SportsDevil from Ares Wizard and learn the secrets to finding the best live sports on sportsdevil.
Step 3: Download and Install the new SportsDevil
- Kodi Krypton 17: Select Add-ons > Program add-ons
- Kodi Jarvis 16, Helix & Isengard: Select Program > Add-Ons
Launch Ares Wizard and let it load and install all of the dependencies it will need to run the add-ons it provides. This can take a minute or two so be patient. When Ares Wizard is done loading you will see this screen:
- Select the second button from the left that says Browse Add-Ons.
- On the next screen select Video Addons
- Scroll down and select SportsDevil (2017.09.09) and then click Install.
- SportsDevil will begin installation. This will also take a couple minutes while sports devil installs all of the decencies it will need to work correctly. Make sure to accept any dialogue boxes asking for additional add-ons to be installed. Plexus, F4M and AceStream are among them.
SportsDevil is now installed and you should be able to find some great streams for live sports events like UFC PPV, Boxing PPV, MLB, NFL, UEFA, FIFA, WWE and more!
To launch Sports Devil and find the best streams:
- Kodi Krypton 17: Select Add-ons > Video add-ons >Sportsdevil
- Kodi Jarvis 16, Helix & Isengard: Select Video > Add-Ons >Sportsdevil
- Select Live Sports to find streams to specific sporting events. This would include UFC PPV fights, MLB baseball games, NFL football games, boxing matches, college football and every other sport out there. For example, if I wanted to find a stream for the UFC Pay Per View card that starts in 10 minutes, these are the steps I would follow:
- Select Live Sports and you’ll see a row of servers with various names
- Select VipBox.tv > Boxing / WWE / UFC
- Find the event description and select it.
- From the list of streams that appear, test each one out until you get the best stream of the fight. It’s that simple.