If you are into MMA, Boxing, wrestling, or martial arts, you have probably been on the lookout for an addon dedicated to combat sports for some time. Up until now, the best place to go for coverage of combat sport has been one of the all-purpose sports addons. They offer a good range of mainstream and high-profile bouts, but if you have more specialist interests, they are often found wanting.
But with the emergence of FightTube, there is now an addon which can offer exactly that. FightTube offers links to streams of almost every combat sport you can think of. It covers all the main events and international channels which show them as well as plenty of smaller sports and events too. There is no shortage of live and on-demand content and is a must-have for fans of any combat sports. In this article, we will tell you how to download and install the FightTube Kodi addon as well as everything you need to know about this addon.
Before you download the FightTube Kodi addon
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How to install FightTube Kodi addon
FightTube is a new Kodi addon dedicated to combat sports and martial arts, which can be found in the RockCrusher repository. It has a huge range of content for users to choose from and has recently been updated with more than 20 new sections added. Downloading and installing FIghtTube and the RockCrusher repository is a fairly straightforward process. To help you, we have put together this simple step-by-step guide:
- Open Kodi and click on the Settings icon, which resembles a gear wheel, and can be found in the top left of the screen.
- Click the File Manager tab which can be found at the bottom of the screen then double-click on Add Source
- In the pop-up box called Add File Source, click where it says <None> and enter the following URL exactly: http://rockodi.com/ then click OK. This new source will need a name, so type in something like Rock then click OK again.
- Return to the Kodi home page and then click on Addons.
- Select the Addon Browser icon, which looks like an open box and can be found in the top left of the screen.
- Click Install from zip file, then click on Rock and select a file called Repository.RockCrusher-x.x.x.zip and click OK. This will install the RockCrusher repository. You will receive a notification in the top right of the screen when the repository has been installed successfully.
- Now go back to the Addon browser menu and select Install from repository. Then scroll down to find the RockCrusher repository.
- Open the repository, choose Video addons, then click on the FightTube addon. Click install and the addon will download and install the addon. You will again receive a notification in the top right of the screen when the installation has been successfully completed.
- Return to the Kodi home screen and select Add-ons again. The FightTube addon will now be listed under Video Addons.
What can you stream on the FightTube Kodi addon?
FightTube is one of the best dedicated Kodi addons we have ever tested. If you are a fan of combat sports it has already established itself as the go-to addon despite being relatively new. The focus is on boxing and MMA a little bit, but there is plenty more besides including Akido, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Judo, Kung Fu, Thai Boxing, and Karate.
When you open the addon for the first time, the main menu can be a little bit overwhelming. It features no fewer than 41 different options to choose from. Fortunately, these menu options are clearly labelled which makes navigating around the addon fairly straightforward despite its size. The full rundown of that main menu is:
- Bare Knuckle Gypsies
- Behind the Gloves
- Bellator MMA
- BKB Official
- Boxing Legends
- British Boxers
- England Boxing
- Fight Hub TV
- Fight Network
- GLORY Kickboxing
- HBO Boxing
- IAF – International Akido Federation
- IFL TV
- Impact Wrestling
- International Federation of Muay Thai
- Irish BKB
- Jiu Jitsu World League
- Kungfu Life
- Kung Fu Magazine
- MMA Digest
- MMA Fighting on SBN
- MMA Junkie
- MMA Weekly
- Portland Wrestling
- Pro Fight League
- Seconds Out
- Shaolio Kung Fu
- SHOWTIME Sports
- Thai Boxing Voice
- The Ultimate Fighter
- UFC On Fox
- UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship
- VIP Boxing Promotion
- WAKO Kickboxing
- World Karate Federation
- World Taekwondo
- Wrestling Hub
Obviously, there are far too many options to go through the menu one by one. But the content includes everything from live bouts and on-demand coverage of professional fights, to magazine shows, amateur events, and obscure competitions from around the world.
How does the FightTube Kodi addon perform?
There are quite literally thousands of different streams available on the FIghtTube addon. Far too many for us to test off of them. But we did run a handful on each main menu option and we were really impressed with what we found. Each menu tab opens up a long long list of content. Each has a long title which clearly explains what the video contains. It also tells you how long each video runs for and provides both an image and one-sentence synopsis too. The videos are not listed in any particular order which is a little annoying, but for big fans, scrolling down the list and funding interesting videos to watch is all part of the fun.
When you click on a video, it will begin to play almost immediately which is great for those who are impatient to get watching. Without exception, every video we tested was also of an extremely high quality and at no time did we experience any issues with buffering or streaming. The live event streams might be a bit more hit and miss, but in general, the playback quality across the FightTube addon is superb.
FightTube Kodi Addon conclusions
Unofficial Kodi addons can be hit and miss, but if all new addons could meet the high standards of FightTube, there would be a lot more success stories. This addon really does everything well. It has identified a market in combat sports fans and delivered an addon which offers everything they are looking for. The depth of content available on this addon is remarkable, especially given that it is a relatively young addon.
It has a clean design and is easy-to-navigate from the large main menu. Once you enter a submenu, you do have to look for the content you are after which will annoy some. But once you find it, the quality of the streams are top-drawer and we found no broken links or dodgy streams in our tests. All that is left is to sit back and enjoy the multitude of combat content FightTube has to offer.
Are you a fan of boxing, MMA, or other combat sports? How did you find the FightTube Kodi addon? Was our download guide useful for you? Did you have an issue steaming content on the addon? Tell us about your experiences using the FightTube Kodi addon in the comments section below.