As a sports fan, it’s frustrating how expensive it can be to get access to all the games and content you want. Paying for cable just to get your favorite sports channels can cost you much. Premium streaming services like NBA League Pass and MLB.TV don’t come cheap either. And navigating blackout restrictions is a headache.
Fortunately, there are more affordable options for cutting the cord and streaming sports online. One such option is SportsFire – a sports streaming app providing live games, highlights, and analysis. The best part? SportsFire is totally free.
The only catch is that SportsFire isn’t available on the Google Play Store. But don’t let that stop you from installing it on your Android TV. In this guide, we’ll walk through how to easily download and install the SportsFire app using the Downloader utility. Follow these simple steps to unlock free sports streaming from the comfort of your Android TV.
Now let’s dive in and get SportsFire up and running on your Android TV.
What you’ll need
– An Android TV box or TV with Android TV interface
– Downloader app installed on your Android TV device
Install Downloader app
The first step is to install the Downloader app on your Android TV. This useful utility app allows you to download files and APK packages directly to your Android TV.
To install Downloader:
1. Use your Android TV remote to navigate to the Google Play Store.
2. Search for “Downloader” and select the Downloader app published by AFTVnews.
3. Choose Download to install Downloader.
4. Once installed, you can launch Downloader from your Android TV’s app drawer.
Downloader provides a simple interface to enter URLs and download files on Android TV. We’ll use it to download and install the SportsFire APK.
Download SportsFire APK
Next, we’ll use Downloader to download the SportsFire Android app package (APK file):
1. Open the Downloader app on your Android TV.
2. Click on the search box at the top and a keyboard will appear.
3. Type in `sportsfire.tv` and press Go on your remote.
4. This will open the SportsFire website on Downloader. Scroll down and click the “Download Android App” button.
5. The SportsFire APK will begin downloading on your Android TV. Wait for the download to complete.
The SportsFire APK is now downloaded to your Android TV’s internal storage and ready for installation.
To install SportsFire:
1. In Downloader, click on the SportsFire APK file in your download list.
2. Select Install. This will launch the installation process.
3. Click Done when the installation completes. You may need to grant permissions for the app to install.
The SportsFire app is now installed on your Android TV.
To open the SportsFire app:
1. Go to your Android TV’s app drawer.
2. Locate and select the SportsFire app icon.
3. The app will launch after a few seconds.
Since SportsFire is not available on the Google Play Store, sideloading via Downloader is required. Only install apps from trusted sources. SportsFire may not work in certain regions due to broadcasting restrictions. Use a VPN if you face geo-blocking issues.