Hey there! Looking to watch live sports for free on your Firestick or Android box? If so, you’re in the right place.
In this guide, I’ll be showing you how to install the Centry Sports addon on Kodi. With Centry Sports, you can stream live games across all the major sports including football, basketball, baseball, UFC, boxing, golf, tennis, and more.
Here’s a quick peek at what I’ll cover:
- An overview of the Centry Sports addon and what sports you can watch
- Step-by-step instructions to install Centry Sports on Kodi
- Important information on safely using third-party addons like this
- Live sports streaming legality explained
- FAQs on Kodi sports addons
Let’s jump right in!
An Inside Look at the Centry Sports Kodi Addon
Centry Sports is a popular Kodi sports addon that offers tons of live stream links across a wide range of sports:
This addon pulls streams from various sports streaming sites around the web and makes them available right in the Kodi interface.
Some key facts about Centry Sports:
- 400+ live stream links across all categories
- Covers 10+ sports including major US leagues
- New links added constantly to replace dead streams
- No video on demand, only live streaming
- Won‘t work with Real-Debrid since it‘s live streams
- Easy to navigate categories within the addon
Based on my testing, Centry Sports is one of the most robust Kodi addons available right now for live sports. It‘s similar to other popular options like Rising Tides and Ghost, but has some unique streams you won‘t find elsewhere.
The developer does a great job maintaining it by continually adding new stream sources. Just don‘t expect perfect HD quality since these are unauthorized streams pulled from the web.
Now, I know what you’re thinking:
“This sounds awesome! But are these live sports streams even legal to watch?"
It’s a fair question. I‘ll fully cover if Kodi streaming is legal later in this guide. The short answer is it‘s a gray area, so a quality VPN is recommended to cover your tracks.
For now, let‘s get Centry Sports installed on Kodi!
Step-By-Step Guide to Install Centry Sports Kodi Addon
One limitation of Centry Sports is that it’s not available in the official Kodi addon repository.
So you need to install it through a third-party repository, which I’ll walk you through step-by-step.
These instructions work whether you‘re using a Firestick, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield, Android phone or tablet, computer, or any other device running Kodi.
Here‘s how to install Centry Sports:
- Open the Kodi app on your device
- Click the little gear icon ⚙️ in the top left
- Choose System Settings
- Select Add-ons on the left sidebar
- Toggle on Unknown Sources near the top
- Click Yes to approve the warning message
- Go back to System Settings
- Open File Manager
- Click Add Source > None
https://centry7.github.ioand name it “Centry”
- Return to the Kodi main menu
- Navigate to Add-ons and select Install from Zip
- Click the Centry source you just added
repository.centry-0.0.1.zipto install the repo
- Once installed, go to Install from Repository
- Choose the Centry Repository
- Go into the Video Add-ons section
- Select the Centry Sports addon and install it
- When finished, you‘ll find it in the Kodi addons menu!
Here are some visuals if you need any extra help:
And that‘s all there is to it! Centry Sports is now ready to stream tons of live sports.
Using Third-Party Kodi Addons Safely
Since Centry Sports comes from an outside developer, it’s impossible for me to guarantee its safety or legality. There are a few precautions I recommend when using addons like this:
Use a VPN – A Virtual Private Network masks your streaming activity and personal data from prying eyes. It encrypts all network traffic leaving your device. I suggest Surfshark VPN for Kodi streaming.
Avoid Real-Debrid – Real-Debrid authorizes your Kodi account using an email and password. I don‘t recommend using this service with third-party addons as it exposes your identity.
Don‘t Share Login Info – Never enter usernames, passwords, or other personal details into an unknown Kodi addon.
Update Regularly – Make sure to regularly update Kodi and your addons to the latest version for security patches.
Following these tips will help keep you safe while using addons like Centry Sports. But ultimately, there is always some risk present when streaming outside of official channels.
Can You Legally Stream Live Sports with Kodi Addons?
Let‘s address the elephant in the room:
Is live sports streaming through unofficial Kodi addons legal?
The truth is, it‘s extremely complex. Copyright laws surrounding streaming are still catching up to the digital age. There are a few key factors to be aware of:
- Streaming does not involve permanent "copies" like downloads, but does access copyrighted content.
- Laws differ based on the country. For example, streaming may violate civil copyright law in the US but not criminal law.
- Addons themselves are not illegal, but they enable illegal streaming if used improperly.
- Accessing content you have the rights to–like free public domain streams–is perfectly legal.
While the odds of being targeted as an end user are low, there are still inherent risks like receiving notices from your Internet provider. Personally, I don‘t believe streaming carries great legal risks compared to downloading and sharing content.
However, I‘m not an attorney and can‘t advise you on the legality of streaming copyrighted material you don‘t have the rights to. I‘d recommend researching the current laws in your country and deciding based on your personal comfort level.
If you want a 100% legal option, use a live TV streaming service that properly licenses the content. But these require paid subscriptions.
Ultimately it‘s up to you to weigh the pros and cons of streaming live sports from unofficial sources. Just make sure to take precautions like using a VPN!
Now, let‘s wrap things up with some common questions about Kodi sports addons.
FAQs and Troubleshooting Centry Sports
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about using the Centry Sports Kodi addon:
Why does Centry Sports lag or buffer?
This is generally due to the stream source, not your network speed. Try testing multiple links to find a smoother stream. Lower quality streams tend to be more reliable.
How do I update Centry Sports or fix it if it‘s not working?
First fully exit Kodi, then reopen and navigate to the Centry Sports addon page. If there‘s an update available, you‘ll see the option to install it.
Can I watch NFL, NBA, MLB with Centry Sports?
Yes, Centry Sports includes streams from most major sports leagues including NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and more. Stream reliability and quality varies though.
Is there a mobile version of Centry Sports I can use on my phone?
Unfortunately there is no dedicated Centry Sports mobile app. But you can install Kodi via Android, then add Centry Sports to watch on your phone or tablet.
What internet speed do I need for live sports streaming?
I recommend at least 25 Mbps download speeds for smooth streaming. Faster is better, especially if multiple devices are connected. Tests streams at off-peak times when fewer people are using your network.
Is Centry Sports better than Rising Tides or The Crew for live sports?
It‘s hard to say definitively, as all Kodi sports addons have pros and cons. I suggest trying several to see which has the best stream sources for the sports you want to watch. Reliability varies day-to-day.
And that sums up this guide on installing Centry Sports for live sports streaming on Kodi!
I hope this tutorial helped explain everything simply and easily. Don‘t hesitate to reach out if any questions come up along the way. Enjoy the games!