The Sportie add-on comes courtesy of the ECHO Repository/3rd Party Add-on. Yet another great resource for streaming live sporting events. Not only does Sportie provide links to live sports events by channel, it further sub-categorizes the list by UK, USA, Arabia and TV LIST for the full list. Without further delay, let’s proceed with this tutorial.

Note: If you are unfamiliar with installing a repository/3rd party add-on in the new version of Kodi aka. Krypton v17, please check out my visual install guide Krypdon v.17 HERE

Step 1:

From the home screen navigate to;

  • System (icon top left corner)

xbmckodi-krypton-settings button home screen

Step 2:

This is your System menu window with a much different look from previous xbmc/kodi versions. From the 11 menu items to choose from, locate and select the folder that says

  • File Manager


Step 3:

On the Right Panel scroll down and select the menu item that says;

  • Add source

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-file manager add source

Step 4:

Insert the following path exactly as it’s written in the field provided;

  • Click ok

Step 5:

Name this Repo .ECHO and select ok

Step 6:

Navigate back to your home screen and select;

  • Add-ons


Step 7:

Select the box icon @ the top left of your screen
xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons-install from zip icon

Step 8:


  • Install From Zip File

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons browser-install from zip file

Step 9:

From the list, select .ECHO

Step 10:

Select the file that says


If you were successful with installing this Repository, you will get an Add-On Enabled icon the top right corner of your screen. Be patient as this may take a few minutes.

Step 11:

Now, select;

  • Install from repository

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons browser-Install from repository

Step 12:

Scroll down and select

  • ECHO Repository

Step 13:


  • Video add-ons

Step 14:


  • Sportie for live sports streams by channel

And while you’re here, if you have not yet installed the following live television streams, you might as well…

  • .Excalibur Streams (live television streams)
  • f4mTester (if you have yet to install this)
  • SportsDevil for live sports streams (sorted by stream and event)
  • Teevie for live television streams by channel

In each instance, once you select the add-on you wish to install, the install window will open. Select the Install icon in the bottom right corner of your screen
Note: If your install is successful, you will receive an add-on enabled/update in the top right corner of your screen. Be patient, this may take a minute or two

Step 15:

Once you’ve completed installing the add-ons from Step 14, navigate back to your Add-ons Browser window and select

  • Video Add-ons

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons-videoaddons screen
Look for the Sportie icon and select it. You will do the same for .Excalibur Streams, f4mTester, SportsDevil and Teevie if you installed those add-ons as well.

That’s all there is to it. I hope this was helpful. All the best!