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Best Kodi Sports addons. Premium IPTV and Free

PRICE – £14.99/M
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 5/5
RECCOMMENDED – Without a doubt, one of the very best PVR sports add-ons on KODI right now and a must have for any sports fan. A big thumbs up from the guys here at KODINOW.

SPORTS ACCESS SE (PAID/FREE)

If you are a Prometheus owner then you will more than likely have heard of and used the highly popular streaming service from Spots Access SE. They offer top quality streams for all Premier League matches, as well as European games, Champions League, Uefa Cup and a whole host of other live sporting events. The stream quality ranges from 480p to full 1080p and are running on their own servers. It’s a highly impressive service that they have and are always on Twitter answering any questions and attending to any links which may be either down or lagging (buffering).
Sports Access has been tested on a wired internet connection with 4.2mbps and worked perfectly, streaming 720 and 1080 streams with no problem what so ever.
It is a paid subscription service however with the purchase of a Prometheus box you will get 6 months free elite membership with a discounted yearly rate after that. (valid at time of writing)

PRICE – Free 6 month membership with the purchase of a Prometheus box, discounted yearly membership for Prometheus owners only.
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 5/5
RECCOMMENDED – Yes, we highly recommend recommend add-on for streaming your sports. With the free membership for Prometheus owners it would be an immediate ‘go to’ add-on if you’re looking for football streams.

NBC LIVE SPORTS EXTRA (FREE))

NBC Live Sports Extra is still a relatively unknown add-on which we’re extremely surprised about. They offer all the Premier League games including the 3pm kickoffs with quality which rivals Sports Access. Difference being, NBCLE is free. Well. it’s free to use the add-on and access their servers with the streams on. However, if you’re outside of the USA then you will need to have purchased a VPN service and connect to a N. American network in order for the add-on to work. Their are loads of free VPN services available out there, you just need to look around and so some research. If you’re looking for a quick fix, then you can install the VPN on Prometheus called PIA.
The stream quality in this add-on is remarkable, and we’re baffled as to why it’s not getting a as big of a shoutout as it is most certainly deserved. Quality ranges from 480 to 1080 and just like Sports Access it’s been tested on the same 4.2mbps wired connection and passed with flying colours, no buffering. Highly recommend. The only downside is there is no official support that we know of.

PRICE – Free, but VPN is required if you are outside the USA
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 5/5
RECCOMMENDED – Yes, we highly recommend recommend add-on for streaming your sports. Please remember to use a VPN wisely, if you are not sure what they are or what they do please make sure to do your research before setting one up.

DIGITELESPORTS (FREE)

DigiteleSports, formally known as the popular Sports Devil add-on is now available to install via URL, the add-on has been updated and contains several new sources for live streams. If you are an XBMC veteran then you will more than familiar with how Sports Devil worked, well DigiteleSports is exactly the same. Stream quality is a little hit and miss, some streams a very poor and close to un watchable however they tend to offer various links with different picture qualities which is great if you have a poor connection. In many cases since the boom of the paid subscription services which are now being offered DigiteleSports has become more of a fall back on add-on for those if in doubt moments when other add-ons may be down.
The add-on does not come installed on the latest Prozone configuration so you will need to add it, please take a look at the guide below for install instructions.
Here’s how to add the DigiteleSports (SportsDevil) add-on via URL.

PRICE – Free
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 2/5
RECCOMMENDED – We would recommend that you try other sources first, as mentioned DigiteleSports is a great add-on and a legend in the XBMC world as one of the first sport streaming add-ons. However there are better alternatives now available and we would recommend that you try others out before falling back on digitelesports.

REAL SPORTS STREAMS (PAID)

Real Sports Streams is an add-on which we’re really excited about, as a sister add-on to the popular Offside Streams it has the potential to be a big player in the game. Offering over 100 sporting channels with great stream quality. It’s another premium add-on, so there is a subscription cose associated with accessing their streams. They have a huge choice of 24/7 streams from a good selection of sports channels from all over the globe. Channels such as BEin Sports, CBS, ESPN, BT Sport, NBC Sports, FOX Sports and many more. The stream quality is very good as you would expect from a paid service, with resolutions from 480 to 1080 there is certainly plenty of options. When it comes to the live football streams there is no shortage. From what we can see they tend to show as many of the games that are being aired as possible, all within just a few clicks you can be watching your favourite team. It’s also worth noting that they are active on Twitter and there to help should there be any down time. Certainly worth checking out and possibly testing for a month. Personally, I think this is a fantastic add-on and worth every penny of the subscription.

PRICE – $17.00 AUD ($13.00) for a month
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 5/5
RECCOMMENDED – Yes, we would certainly recommend this as an option. The monthly cost is a little more than what other sub based add-ons may be charging but this is down to the amount of live streams and 24 hour channels that are available via this add-on. You’re essentially getting a monthly sports pack from various channels across the globe. Certainly worth testing it for a month in my opinion.

SPORTS MANIA (PAID)

Sports Mania is another subscription based add-on which we’re liking the look of. As with the others mentioned in this post you get what you pay for, better stream quality tend to be in paid sub based add-ons. Sports Mania has a great selection of live sports streams including links to Premier League football, Champions League, Uefa Cup and more. If there is a game on, the chances are that it will be on the list. As far as stream quality goes, it’s up there with the likes of Sports Access, Real Sport Streams and NBC. Quality again ranging from 480 to full 1080 so depending on your internet download speeds and your bandwidth you shouldn’t have any issues. Again this add-on was tested using a 4.2mbps BT connection with no problem. Even streaming football at full 1080 on those speeds was not a problem.

PRICE – $17.99 / Month $25.99 / 3 Months (Different price options are available)

STREAM QUALITY RATING – 4/5

RECCOMENDED – Another option if you’re looking to add to your collection. As mentioned before it’s always good to have options, incase one add-on is down for example. Sports Mania serves as a great go to add-on which is full of live sporting streams to satisfy your needs. As with other Sub based add-ons you get what you pay for, great stream quality which is reliable. As an added benefit they are active on social media channels and offer great support when needed. As far as pricing goes, it works out to be a lot cheaper to buy either the yearly pass at $74.99 rather than the monthly cost of $17.99. However if you’re just wanting to test it and compare it to others before you splash out on a subscription you can sign up for their day pass for just $5.99.

OFFSIDE STREAMS (PAID)

Offside Streams is an add-on which has been around for a while and has continued to provide top quality sporting streams to their subscribers. Again this is a paid subscription premium service and as with others they are offering a full range of HD streams for the Premier League football. It’s certainly an option for people should they prefer to chose something different to other paid add-on such as Sports Mania, HQ Zone, Real Sports etc. Their streams are very good and most importantly, very reliable. With direct support available on Twitter and via email they are always on hand should subscribers have any issues with streams. They are parent add-on to the Real Sports Streams add-on mentioned above, both offering a very reliable service. Once again, all Premier League, Champions League, Uefa Cup and European leagues are streamed here in great resolution. As with all the streams which are mentioned in this post, OSS has been tested running a 4.2mbps wired connection and show little to no buffering on the several games which were tested. Another highly recommend add-on. As you can see from the list below, they have an incredible line up of channels including entertainment, documentary and movies.

PRICE – £10.99
STREAM QUALITY RATING –
RECOMMENDED – In our opinion it’s up there with the best. So yes, this add-on is highly recommend. It’s also great to see that they are active on social channels offering quick support. They also have a great website with lots of useful information as an added benefit, and probably the most important in a sports streaming service, is the quality of the streams, no need to worry here they are spot on. Certainly worth testing it out for a month to see for yourself.

VDUBT25 (FREE)

It’s nice to see some free services out there that are offering decent sports streams. Vdubt25 is one of them, in my opinion their streams are better than those you would find on DigiTeleSports. They do offer a good selection of matches but sometimes do not show the full line up. As far as stream quality goes they tend to show a majority of their streams in 480, below standard definition. Sometimes you will come across a very good link, it’s all down to what is available at the time. So all in all a good free alternative and a good fall back option if you do have a paid account with someone else.

PRICE – Free
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 3/5
RECOMMENDED – Yes, like I said if you have a paid account with a different add-on and that add-on is down then this would be a good fall back on add-on in the downtime. Streams tend to be better than those found on DigiTeleSports but no where near as good as the ones you find on a paid sub based add-on like Sports Access or Real Sports Streams.

SPORTSEBOOKS (PAID)

Another paid subscription based add-on yes, but as you probably know by now they are where the quality streams are. Sportsbook is no exception, offering all the Premier League matches, Champions League and Uefa Cup. Assuming that there is a match on there will be a link to it here. They have been around for a while now and from what we can see they have improved their range and of course the quality of the streams has improved significantly. With streams ranging from SD to HD, 480 to full 1080 in some cases it’s certainly an add-on that you should at least check out. Again, we tested this running on 4.2mbps and experience little to no buffering. So anything over that you’re going to be perfectly fine.

PRICE – £4.99/30 days or £8.99/60 days (there is also a £10 sign up fee for new accounts)
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 4/5
RECOMMENDED – Yes, we highly recommend this add-on for streaming your sports. It’s certainly worth testing out and seeing how you get on with it, always good to have options and this add-on should be in the mix of them.

PHEONIX (FREE)

Phoenix is a powerhouse add-on and has recently updated their offerings and now have a live streams section which includes sports. The add-on is of course free to use as is their sporting streams, which is great news! The quality of their streams is also something worth mentioning as their streams are actually quite good and as far as free streams go it’s certainly up there with the better ones.

PRICE – Free
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 3/5
RECOMMENDED – Most definitely. If you’re either looking for a fall back add-on or are not thinking about paying a subscription at all and would rather just use the free ones out there then the streams which are available in here are certainly worth bookmarking. It’s nice to see that huge add-ons such as Phoenix are adding live streams and not charging users to view them, all be it the streams are not as good as the paid services however this is expected. In our books, Phoenix sports streams is certainly a worthy contendor in your sports add-on collection.

AAA STREAMS – (FREE)

AAA Streams is an absolute must in our opinion, not just for sports but for movies, TV shows and more. It’s pretty much got everything. As far as the sports streams go, they are bang on, and free! Quality of the streams varies, however you will find that most of the streams are decent to good and most certainly significantly better than other free streams which are on other add-ons offering free sports streams. Again as with all the add-ons mentioned in this post it has been tested running a wired 4.2mbps connection and the matches ran perfectly. The selection of football matches is great too, offering Premier League, Champions League, Uefa Cup and much more. So for a free add-on. the quality, the selection and the reliability you can’t really go wrong. The add-on has just had a nice facelift too which is good.

PRICE – Free
STREAM QUALITY RATING – 4/5
RECOMMENDED – Yes, it’s free. You would be silly not add this add-on, it’s not only great for sport but it has an incredible selection of live tv links from all over the world as well as movies, tv shows and much more.

So, as you can see there is a lot to chose from. What’s great is that more new add-ons are hitting XBMC / KODI all the time offering great services for streaming live sports. It’s certainly worth testing a few out for yourself. If you’re not sure about one, sign up for a day see how you get on and then decide. At the end of the day it’s your box, your choice. There are free add-ons out there that are offering sport streams. However from what we can see, NBC being an exception the paid subscriptions are far better than any of the free streaming add-ons, hence why you pay for the service. Your membership costs goes towards improving their servers and maintenance in order to provide you with the best possible streams.

We would love to know what your favourites are, have you tried any of the ones mentioned above?

SOURCE: http://kodinow.com/2015/03/our-top-add-ons-for-live-football-streams/

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