How to watch live sports on Apple TV

by umOuch on June 7, 2012

live sports on apple tv How to watch live sports on Apple TV

Wondering how to watch live sport streaming on Apple TV? The answer is easy: XBMC, AirPlay, Mac/PC screen mirroring and, of course, native Apple TV sport apps. Finding football, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, UFC, WWF, or anything else on your Apple TV can feel like and impossible task to anyone one who sits down and sees the limited options in Apple iOS interface, with its limited content partnerships. Though it looks bleak there is a very bright cloud to this quandary and that is the never-ending combination of features we can through at this magical little box.

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If you have read any of my other pieces, you already know that I am an XBMC fan-boy. XBMC is the best thing to happen to the Apple TV for many reasons, the least of which being its ability to stream live sports content. There are many addons that can be found at to fill your gaming needs! Here is a list of the most popular, stable tools:

  • SportsDevilsportsdevil How to watch live sports on Apple TV

This is easily one of the more popular, and better-known, add-ons when it comes to sports and XBMC. This add-on is great because it works 95% of the time. I have only ever missed one college game with SportsDevil. This add-on is free and there is no charge for connecting to the streams it makes available.

Download SportsDevil addon (note: you’ll need to add the Max Mustermann repository to get SportsDevil working on your Apple TV.)

Read more about SportsDevil

  • LiveTV

This is another great source for sporting content. The truth is, if you want to view a LIVE TV event… one of your best bets would be to view it via this Live TV add-on. With in this add-on you are able to choose different categories of TV, specifically Sports. You are then given a large list of links for currently streaming sports channels: ESPN, CBS, NBC, etc. And again… this add-on is free to use.

Download LiveTV addon

  • Navi-Xnavi x sports How to watch live sports on Apple TV

Navi-X is one of the best tools, yet sometimes tricky to utilize. This add-on often has more links than any other source out there for LIVE streaming TV and specifically SPORTS. The trick is finding them. If you are unfamiliar with Navi-X you will simply want to use the search feature found on the main screen. Otherwise, often you can scroll through the MOST POPULAR OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS and you will see all of the Live Sports Streams posted on this page.

Download Navi-X addon

Check out this tutorial to learn how to install XBMC addons on Apple TV (1st and 2nd generation).


If XBMC is the best thing to happen to the apple TV, AirPlay is certainly the second best! Quite often you can find the game you want on apps that are available in the AppStore for you iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad). With these apps, or perhaps a webpage link, you are able to AirPlay content from your mobile device’s screen to your Apple TV, or even XBMC on your Apple TV, without skipping a beat.

Justin.TV is a long time king of live sports streams. Though this app can be more hit and miss than its XBMC counterparts, it does often have what you are looking for. Simply download the app, search for the game, and choose the AirPlay option to through the video to your Apple TV.

Get CBS Sports for iPhone! The app delivers comprehensive news, video and scores for MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Golf, Tennis, NASCAR, College hoops and more. Follow your favorite team and sport, and catch up on the latest news, scores, stats and video highlights of the day. Plus, the app offers live streaming College Basketball and Football


To be fair, when it comes to the ability to AirPlay there is a limitless number of options that are available in the form of the AppStore apps. For this reason, here is a link to the AppStore offering all of the apps labeled “sports”.

  • Android xbmc remote How to watch live sports on Apple TV

Though Android devices do not have the iOS 5 feature of AirPlay built in, XBMC does! With this remote installed on your mobile device, you can send any “ONLINE” video content to your XBMC installation on your Apple TV. This is true AirPlay functionality with out the name, or the help of Apple.

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  • Dave

    Any SportsDevil content I’ve seen is so hyper-compressed to be a pixelated dog’s breakfast. Too painful to watch on a decent sized screen :(

  • Jordan

    Dave, check out: Veetle on ATV.

  • melvynm

    The link for “native Apple TV sport app” goes to a 404.

  • Flybear

    Here’s another tips from enolsoft blog that talks about how to watch Euro 2012 YouTube highlights offline on Apple TV 3

  • Flybear

    The link of how to watch Euro 2012 YouTube highlights offline on Apple TV 3 is :

  • Fredk

    Great stuff, thx.. I would like to know if there is a way to use xmbc on my apple tv 2 to access my movies on my PC? Please help, I have the feeling there is but unable to locate the procedure.

  • Priyankaa_piyu

    just waste of time….

  • France Paterson

    Cant open the link:(

  • Gee Mann

    Easy way to watch all live sports HD QUALITY

  • Gee Mann

    I found best link for live streaming

  • pissed

    this is a terrible website, ive never had an ATV before, JB it, and trying to put XBMC on it is a nightmare, they really dont explain it very well on this website. what a waste of fucking money

  • maks

    email me..its definitely possible

  • velos

    Hi guys, can someone help please? I am downloading the LIVE TV zip file, when it’s downloaded it’s not actually a zip, so when I try to install from the home folder in XBMC it can’t install as there is no actual zip in there? Am I doing something wrong?

  • Julian von

    How am i supposed to install this onto my apple TV?

  • Julian von

    How am i supposed to install this onto my apple TV?

  • pjsbball

    Can I get The Golf Channel?

  • Danielle

    Is this still relevant? If I bought an apple TV now in mid 2014, would I still be able to get the live TV hack?

  • Priti Sharma

    Its a useful information about FIFA World cup 2014 streaming Live Video.

  • dogg

    This needs to be updated

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