This tutorial demonstrates how to install the Grindhouse Builds on Kodi 18.4 & Kodi 17.6. This build can be installed on Fire TV devices (such as FireStick and FireStick 4K), Android Tablets & Mobiles, iPhone and iPads, Computers and all other Kodi devices.
Grindhouse Wizard brings to you a solid collection of builds for Kodi. As I write this guide, this wizard hosts over three dozen Kodi builds. There are plenty of options for both Kodi 18 Leia and Kodi 17.6 Krypton. The Grindhouse builds are available in varying sizes for all kinds of devices. Grindhouse is now also the part of our list of top Kodi Builds.
Grindhouse Kodi Builds
We will cover the following during the installation process:
– Switch on the security option Unknown Sources
– Install a Grindhouse Build on Kodi
Switch on the Unknown Sources
This part is required because it will enable the installation of the build. You cannot install the Grindhouse builds without taking care of this first. Here are the steps:
1- Go to the Kodi Settings. You can access Settings from the home screen as you see in the image below. Click the cog icon
2- From these options, click System
Note: If you still use Kodi 17.6 Krypton, choose System Settings
3- Now navigate to Add-ons item on the menu on the left side of the screen
4- Go to the right side and make sure that the option Unknown Sources toggle is in the ON position. If it is disabled or OFF, turn it ON
5- Grindhouse Kodi builds are safe. So, click Yes when prompted
Kodi has now been configured to install the builds. Let’s go to the next part
Install Grindhouse Kodi Builds
Following are the complete set of steps to install the desired Grindhouse build on Kodi:
1- Open the File manager option by going to the Kodi Settings one more time (gear icon on the Kodi home screen)
2- Now click Add source
3- You must now see the following dialogue box. Click in the box where it says <None>
4- We will now enter the source URL from where we will install the build. Here is the path: http://grindhousekodi.tk/repo
Note: Type the path exactly as provided without any typos
5- Type the source name of your choice when you return to this window. Let’s say we name it grindhouse
6- Now press the back button repeatedly. We want to go back to the Kodi home-screen.
We need to click different options for Kodi 18.4 and Kodi 17.6.
For Kodi 18.4, click Settings
For Kodi 17.6 click Add-ons
7- On the next screen of Kodi 18.4, click Add-ons (check the image below)
On Kodi 17.6, click the open-box icon (check the image below)
8- Open the option Install from zip file
9- Click the source name you provided earlier
It’s grindhouse in this case
10- Now access the zip file named repository.grindhousekodi-x.x.zip
Note: Here x.x replaces the version number. Click the zip file even if the version number you see in the image below is different from what you see on your screen
13- Grindhouse Repository will take about a minute to install. So wait for the notification that is displayed in the top-right corner
14- Next, go to Install from repository
15- Open the Grindhouse Repository
16- Click Program add-ons
17- Click Grindhouse Wiz next
18- Click Install on the following window
19- Grindhouse Wizard addon may take a couple of minutes to install. Wait for the notification
20- Once the Wiz has installed, the following prompt is displayed. Click Continue or simply press the back button
21- You must now see this prompt. Again, press the back button
22- Keep pressing the back button to go back to the home screen of Kodi
23- Highlight Add-ons on the left and click Grindhouse Wiz under Program add-ons section on the right
24- You must now see the following screen. Click Builds tab in the top-left corner
25- The list of the available builds appears on the left. There are builds for both Kodi 18.4 and Kodi 17.6. Go ahead and click the build you wish to install for your version of Kodi
I am installing Blue Lite for the demonstration purposes from the Grindhouse 18 Builds
26- Now go ahead and click Fresh Install on the right side of the window
Note: You may even click Install instead of Fresh Install. I prefer the latter because it wipes Kodi clean and gives me a fresh start
27- Since you are resetting Kodi to its default configuration, the Wizard will ask you for your confirmation
28- The build will now begin to download. It usually takes just a few minutes. However, it also depends on your location and network speed
Wait for the process to complete
29- Click OK to force close Kodi application and to finalize the installation of the Grindhouse build
This is exactly how you install the Grindhouse Builds on Kodi.
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons / Builds, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Kodi users are strongly advised to connect a VPN while streaming. A VPN for Kodi will bypass ISP throttling, Government Surveillance, and geo-restriction on popular Add-ons. I always connect ExpressVPN on all my streaming devices and I suggest you do the same.
ExpressVPN is the fastest and most secure VPN. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on Kodi, here's how to get VPN protection in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Get the ExpressVPN subscription HERE.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
How to Use Grindhouse Kodi Build: A Quick Look
Grindhouse has a big collection of Kodi builds. You can pick any build you like from the list. Since we installed Blue Lite build for demonstration, let’s take a quick look at it.
Blue Lite Kodi build has the following home screen:
The wallpapers are dynamic and change every few seconds. It has the following set of home menu items you can use for streaming purposes:
– Favorites (only if you have added items to favorites)
When you select a home menu item, the related options are displayed in the submenu below.
Here is the list of popular addons you will find here:
As you can see, this build is primarily for Movies and TV Shows. However, addons like The Magic Dragon have some Live TV options as well.
The build keeps things lightweight and minimal by stripping down to basics. If you are interested in more options, you can try one of the other, more feature-rich Grindhouse Kodi builds. Also, you can explore and install more addons from our list of Best Kodi Addons. Here is our guide on how to install any addon over a build.
Grindhouse is a decent repository of Kodi builds. You will find a diverse range of builds for all sorts of devices. Try a few builds and you will find one you would want to stick with.
Blue Lite is one of my favorite Grindhouse Kodi builds. It is extremely lightweight and does not exceed 150 MB of installation data. It has just a bunch of addons but they are the most popular ones and hence do a fine job of streaming movies and shows. This build does not have any Live TV option on the home menu. However, it has some multipurpose addons that let you stream live satellite TV from around the world. The build’s font is not very legible but it can be changed in the Skin settings.
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