Update 6/20/2017: This addon is no longer available. Click here to discover some Pheonix Kodi addon alternatives. 

We’ve put together a small guide that will show you how to install the Phoenix Kodi Addon for Kodi. We also discuss some of the pros and cons of this popular addon as well.

In addition to its many movies and TV shows, many users are turning to Phoenix for its sports channels, and with good reason. There are a lot of them, and when the addon is working, they work fairly well (now that the add-on has figured out some of its issues, that is). At the bottom, we take a deeper dive into the addon’s feature.

For a longer guide on different Kodi App that also sport, well, excellent sports options, you’ll find our Sports Add-ons guide extremely helpful.

Please also read our disclaimer before proceeding.


Before we Proceed

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Phoenix Kodi Addon: Installation Guide

There are two ways to find this addon: In the SuperRepo super-repository, and the TVADDONS super-repo, Indigo.

Option 1: Indigo

If you do not have the Indigo addon, click here to access our installation guide.

  • Go to Addons and then Program App

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  • Click on Indigo
  • Select Search by Author/Addon

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  • Type in Phoenix
  • Click on the folder for Phoenix, and then click on Install Phoenix

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  • You will find the addon under Addons > Video App after you receive confirmation on the top right for a successful install

Option 2: SuperRepo

You can find Phoenix in the SuperRepo repository using the following method. Be warned: When testing, we found it in this repository, but it would not install from this repo. This may not be the situation for you, so we are still including this method.

  • From your Kodi home screen, hover over Addons

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  • Click on My App at the top
  • Select the ellipses (…) and then Install from repository

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  • Click on SuperRepo All

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  • Scroll down and select Video App
  • Scroll until you find Phoenix. Click on the name, and then click install

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Phoenix: Benefits and Limitations

The Phoenix add-on is probably one of the best IPTV add-ons you’ll find. That’s saying a lot. There is currently a glut of these add-ons for Kodi, many of which are horrible ineffective in actually delivering content. As we mentioned above, like a phoenix from the ashes, Phoenix has arisen from a whole host of functionality issues to become an extremely effective add-on.

Perhaps the best thing about this add-on is its sports streaming options. Much like other live streaming add-ons, Phoenix gives access to some of the most popular channels from both the U.S. and the UK. This includes pretty much all of the Sky sports channels, sport-specific channels for U.S. sports (basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, etc.), BT Sports channels, PAC-12 sports channels and a wide range of other European and international options.

Outside of sports, however, Phoenix has far more streaming options than most other add-ons you’ll find and use. There are individuals sections specifically for popular TV shows (although this area is somewhat limited), popular movies and movie channels (Sky, HBO), and a rather extensive, although wholly unorganized, selection of live television streaming options. As a rare treat, the add-on even has an anime section which is more organized than almost every other section of the add-on. Ultimately, Phoenix connects users to different streaming sites, so what the add-on’s own site does not offer, other sites access through the interface may offer what you’re looking for.

The benefit of Phoenix is the vast number of options available, and the fact that these options actually work. There are any number of sports, movie and television add-ons that list the same networks Phoenix does, but for whom the connections just never seem to load. Phoenix has its act together and has the streaming figured out right.

The real negative you’ll find here is categorization. Phoenix could stand to have better categories for the different channel options. For example, splitting them geographically, or by sport, would be very helpful for users looking for very specific types of sports. Still, the live sports streaming available on here is hard to beat.

Phoenix is a fairly solid add-on, good for all kinds of streaming. Its sports streaming is solid, but so too are its other streaming options, which are many. We suggest adding this one to your collection.

Phoenix: A Deeper Dive

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Phoenix is one of a few Kodi App that has been around for some time, with many Kodi users reaping the rewards from this high-quality plugin. As this addon falls under the ownership of TVADDONS.ag, you’ll find that it gets updated pretty regularly. This is why the addon almost always works, although you may experience issues with dead or nonfunctional links, depending on where you’re looking.

Phoenix Menus

Let’s take a look at everything Phoenix has going on. First, the menus. When you open up the plugin, you’ll see the following list of menu options:

  • Phoenix TV
  • Phoenix Sports
  • Phoenix New Releases
  • Incredible TV
  • Cosmix
  • Crusader88
  • Diva’s Den
  • MorePower
  • One242415
  • The Alpha Reborn
  • Collections
  • Filmography
  • Documentary
  • Cartoon Crazy

While some of these are fairly obvious as to what they will contain, several menu options within the plugin are far less straightforward. Let’s start from the top and break down the offerings.

Phoenix TV

This is the live TV section for Phoenix. While opening this menu will give you some fairly easy-to-understand choices (Sports, Entertainment, TV Shows, Movies, Kids, Music, Radio, News), you might be a bit confused when you open the menu categories. For example, opening up the “Sports” section gives you the following options list:

  • THE ONE
  • Zodiac
  • Ace Streams Sports (Plexus)
  • Live Hockey
  • Sports Relays
  • Sports Demon LIVE
  • The Horse Racing Channel
  • ZEMTV

What you’re seeing here are other services that provide different live TV channels. What Phoenix is doing here is linking you to other services and App that have this content. ZEMTV, for example, has its own addon, but you can get to its content directly through Phoenix. Clicking on ZEMTV gives you to even more categories that link to other services, such as UKTVNow and Sport365.live.

Ultimately, you have to go through different menus in order to get to the goods. In this case, that’s network stations such as BT Sport, Sky Sports, and MamaHD.

Our suggestions for this section (Sports only):

  • Ignore UKTVNow wherever you see it. We’ve yet to find reliable streams for that service when we see it.
  • The Sports Demon LIVE, Sports Replays, Live Hockey, and Zodiac sections do not load
  • THE ONE and ZEMTV offer the best options and work best here.

Phoenix Sports

This section has the same options you’ll find under the Phoenix Live TV “Sports” section. There is little reason to use this menu option unless you want to get to sports faster.

Phoenix New Releases

You’ll find a long list of the newest release movies that Phoenix links to. Each movie will have a few link options. However, you may find a fair number of options that simply don’t work here.

Our suggestions for this section: 

  • Try each link listed when you’re looking at the films.
  • Be conscious of potential copyrights issues when streaming content here.

Incredible TV

This odd section lists four more menu options when you click on it:

  • Incredible TV, Reality, Kids, Ended, On Air

As the name suggests, this section is about hit TV shows that fit into the general categories provided above. The general “Incredible TV” section lists shows such as The 100 and 30 Rock, for example.

Our suggestions for this section:

  • Don’t bother with anything but the Incredible TV section. We tried; the other sections don’t load. However, the Incredible TV section does have over 500 shows listed, most from OTA networks.
  • Most shows have more than one link to try. Make sure to try the others if the first link doesn’t work.

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Crusader88

This section lists international and Arabic TV streams.

Under the International Channels section, you’ll find over 80 different countries listed (thankfully in alphabetical order, at that).

Under the Arabic Channels section, you’ll find menu options split into News, Education, Entertainment, General, Kids, Music, Sports, and Religion. You won’t find these split into different countries, however, although you may recognize specific Arabic channels if you are familiar with the region.

Our suggestions for this section:

  • Don’t bother with the International Channels section. The vast majority of these don’t load at all.
  • If you’re really into Arabic TV, this will a boon to you. You can find some other good options for Arabic TV stations in our guide to watching Arabic TV on Kodi.

Diva’s Den

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Are you a diva? Stop right here. This section (for better or worse) lists TV stations designed for women. The feminists in the crowd, we can hear you cringing. Just remember — don’t shoot the messenger.

This Phoenix section has the following options:

  • TV SERIES
  • ACTRESS MOVIE RESUME (Filmography)
  • Hallmark
  • Lifetime
  • Everything Jane Austen
  • The Leading Ladies
  • Fitness
  • The Real Housewives
  • Total Diva’s
  • Mob Wives
  • The Wedding Collection
  • Women’s Online Magazines

Everything here works well. Essentially, you’re linked to good content fitting the title, including the Women’s Online Magazines section, which links to a large number of short videos from popular magazines.

Our suggestions for this section:

  • Don’t let the title dissuade you. If you’re looking for TV shows with strong female leads, you won’t find a better section than this one.
  • Don’t bother with the ACTRESS MOVIE RESUME section. At present, there’s nothing there

MorePower

This section is a sloppy mess of different things. Box Sets of TV and movie series. Hot TV series. Classic 80s and 70s TV shows. 4K movies. MGM musicals. It’s really a grab-bag of content that’s totally unstructured and seemingly without a focus.

Our suggestions for this section:

  • We could not find any working menu items here.  It may not be worth the time and effort to try.

One242415

Like MorePower, this is a real mess of content. You have a lot of different things going on here, nothing particularly related. There’s sections for live TV from various sources, YouTube playlists, sports documentaries, live concerts, and a bunch more.

Our suggestions for this section:

  • Positively, things work here. All of the menu options we tried loaded up long lists of accessible content. Most content loaded up just fine.
  • If you find a link that doesn’t work, be sure to try another one.

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Documentary

True to its name, this section presents users with a large number of documentaries — around 200, in fact. You’ll also find links to History Tube, Documentary Tube, the National Film Board of Canada and the Smithsonian Channel.

Our suggestions for this section:

  • This section is of dubious functionality. A good many of these films simply do not have working streams. While we did not try all over them we tried over a dozen and none loaded, even those hosted on Youtube.

Cartoon Crazy

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It hardly gets more straightforward than this. Cartoons and anime. You’ll find the following sections here:

  • Cartoon Search, Genres, Latest, and Popular
  • Anime Search, Genres, and Latest

These categories are thankfully straightforward as well.

Our suggestions for this section:

  • A good many of the cartoons don’t have all of the episodes. If you’re looking to watch shows start to finish, you may want to try a different addon for cartoons.
  • Links here work pretty well, so you may just be satisfied.
  • The anime section here is surprisingly well developed.
  • Simon Rodgers

    Is it possible to watch live NFL games using this add on?

    • Sam Cook

      Hi Simon,

      Unfortunately Phoenix is no longer available.