In this guide, you will learn to install The Magic Dragon build on Kodi. This build works on all the Kodi supported platforms including the Amazon Fire TV devices (FireStick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube), Android (Tablets and Mobiles), Computers and more.
Update: This build is currently unavailable. See our list of the best Kodi builds for some alternatives.
If you are looking for a simple, lightweight and straightforward build, try The Magic Dragon Kodi build. This build comes without any frills or pomp and still offers a decent Kodi experience. It has a small list of Kodi Addons but there is enough for quality streaming.
The Magic Dragon Kodi build is the part of Maverick Wizard, which in turns from a trusted source Maverick Repo. The build works almost flawlessly on all the compatible devices, including the ones with low-specs. Due to these reasons, The Magic Dragon also makes it to our list of the Best Kodi Builds.
Steps to Install The Magic Dragon Build on Kodi
The Magic Dragon is a third-party Kodi build. Hence, you cannot get it from the official Kodi Add-on Repository. But, you can install it manually from a third-party source.
Any third-party installation requires one special permission from the Kodi security system. Therefore, before we move on to the actual installation steps, we will first take care of this little prerequisite to installing The Magic Dragon build on Kodi:
Allow Third-party Installations
1- Run the Kodi application on your device
2- Go to the Settings when you see the home-screen. It is the gear icon in the top-left.
3- We now open the option System on the window that follows
Note: If you have Kodi 17.6, click System Settings
4- Find and click Add-ons on the left side
5- Navigate to the right. Click Unknown Sources. You need to switch it ON.
Note: If it is already on, leave it be
6- This warning message implies that third-party plugins could be harmful. Though, The Magic Dragon Kodi build is a hundred percent safe.
You have now configured Kodi to install the build. We now proceed to the installation instructions.
The Magic Dragon Kodi Build Installation Instructions
Now we go through the complete set of steps to install The Magic Dragon Build on Kodi. Here we go:
1- From Kodi home screen access Settings again
2- Select and open the File manager option
3- You must now see the following window. You need to click Add source. There are two ‘Add source’ (left and right) and you may click either
4- When this window is displayed, click the area where it says <None>
5- Go ahead and write/type this URL in the text field: http://mavericktv.net/mavrepo
Please make sure that there are no typos while entering the URL. It is the key to installing The Magic Dragon build on Kodi
6- We will now provide a name to this source we have added. Kodi has already chosen mavrepo by default. I will go with it. You may change it to something else if you like
When you are all set, click OK
7- We will now go all the way back to the main screen of Kodi. From there, select one of the following options depending upon the Kodi version you are using:
– Kodi 18.2: Settings
– Kodi 17.6: Add-ons
8- In this step, we again need to make different selections based on the Kodi version
– Kodi 18.2: Add-ons
– Kodi 17.6: Open-box icon (package installer)
9- Now open the item Install from zip file
10- Click mavrepo or the source name you entered earlier
11- Open the zip file that you see on the next window: repository.maverickrepo-x.x.zip
Note: You may see a different version number of the file if it has been updated
12- Wait now. It will take less than a minute to install the MaverickTV Repo. The installation notification is displayed in the top-right of the screen
13- Now click Install from repository
14- Open the MaverickTV Repo you just installed
15- Go ahead and click Program add-ons
16- Click the Maverick Wizard
17- Click Install on the lower right
18- Wait again. It might take a little more than a minute to install Maverick Wizard. Again, the notification is displayed in the upper-right corner
19- Within a few seconds after the installation of the Maverick Wizard, you may see this popup. Click Continue
20- Then this pops up. The Build Menu button will take you directly to the list of the available builds within the wizard. You may click it. If you want to install the build later, click Ignore. We will access the build menu from the home screen of Kodi
21- Press the back button repeatedly and return to the Kodi main/home screen. You may now navigate to Add-ons > Program add-ons and click Maverick Wizard
Note: Alternatively, you may access Maverick Wizard from the home screen itself. Just highlight the ‘Add-ons’ option and you will find the Wizard on the right under Program add-ons section.
22- This is how the main screen of the Maverick Wizard looks like. Click Builds in the top-left corner
23- Select The Magic Dragon Build Kodi 18.0 on the left where you see the list of the builds
Note: Kodi 17.6 users select Magic Dragon Simple Build
24- On the right, you may either click Install or Fresh Install
I recommend Fresh Install. It is always good to have the build installed with no previous data. Builds usually are more stable that way
25- If you chose Fresh Install in the previous step, you will be prompted for the confirmation. Click Yes
26- The Magic Dragon is a lightweight Kodi build and usually takes less than 2 minutes to install. However, it also depends on your connection speed and geographic location
27- When the build is installed, click OK to force close Kodi and finalize the installation
You may now reopen Kodi and start using The Magic Dragon build.
How to Use The Magic Dragon Build
Honestly, there isn’t a great deal you need to do to learn using this build. It is a lightweight build with a straightforward interface. However, if you are new to Kodi builds, you might need a bit of head-start.
So, when you reopen Kodi after the installation, the build will load up. It might get stuck on the launch screen for a few minutes where it will say ‘Add-on migration in progress’. Wait until you see the main screen of the build, which looks like this:
There is the main menu along with a submenu. This is the standard layout for most builds. Following are the home menu categories that will help you start streaming right away:
– TV Shows
– The Magic Dragon
The Magic Dragon build comes with just a handful of Kodi video addons. This keeps the build lightweight. You only need one or two good addons to stream. Here are some of the preinstalled addons:
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons or 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, live TV, and Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Kodi. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and devices.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of 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. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your streaming device. If you are using a FireStick, I have given the exact steps starting with Step 4 below.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
The following are the steps to install Kodi VPN on your Fire TV devices. If you have other streaming devices, follow Step 1-3 above.
Step 4: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE (if not subscribed already).
Step 5: Go to Fire TV Stick home screen. Click Find followed by Search option (see image below).
Step 6: Type Expressvpn in the search bar and select when it shows up.
Step 7: Click Download.
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN app and Sign in using the email ID and password that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 9: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your FireStick is now secured with the fastest VPN.
The Magic Dragon Kodi build is not really the greatest build you might have used. However, I still like it for its simplicity and small size. The build gives you a more interactive interface for Kodi. At the same time, it comes with some quality preinstalled addons that make sure you have enough options to stream your favorite content.
The build barely weights 200 MB and hence it is perfect for low-RAM devices including your FireStick, Android TV Boxes, etc. It does come with some popular addons like Yoda, Numbers, SportsDevil, The Magic Dragon. This means there is enough material to let you stream just about whatever you like. It is a good build. Give it a go!
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