In this guide, I am going to take you through the step by step process to install The Beast Kodi build on Kodi 18.1/18.0 and Kodi 17.6. The method used in this guide works on all the Kodi compatible devices including FireStick, Nvidia Shield, Windows PC, Android etc.
Add-ons are the lifeline of Kodi. This immensely popular media player wouldn’t be as popular if not for the free and abundantly available add-ons. The Kodi addons are the gateway to the world of innumerable free movies, shows, anime, live TV, sports, and whatnot. That’s incredible! Isn’t it?
It certainly is, but there is one little drawback. While there are dozens of add-ons out there, you need to install them individually depending upon the type of content you wish to watch. And, since there are so many of them to pick from, you may end up confused. In the beginning, when I had just started using Kodi, I would install any add-on that came my way. This practice often left my Kodi interface cluttered and I had great difficulty reaching out to the movie or show I wanted to stream. Only after a while, I realized I could take care of all these problems by installing a good quality Kodi build.
I am going to introduce you to The Beast Kodi build in this guide and show you how to install it. The Beast is undeniably one of the best Kodi builds you could get. This build comes pre-installed with some of the most popular Kodi addons so that you don’t have to go out looking for them individually. Since The Beast picks the best addons for you, there is no need for you to worry about which ones to go for. It has a neat, clutter-free, and a well-organized interface that lets you access all you want with just a touch of the button.
The Beast build is compatible with both the touch and remote-controlled devices and computers/laptops. I have been using this build on FireStick, which is a remote-controlled streaming stick and also on my laptop. I have never had any complaints as far as interaction and navigation are concerned.
Let us now learn how to install The Beast on FireStick and all the Kodi supported devices.
Sign Up for The Beast Kodi Build
While we will install The Beast Kodi build on the Kodi platform, we will first need to register for the service on the web portal. So, let me first take you through the sign-up process. Later, we will install this build on Kodi. Here are the steps:
Visit the website https://thebeast2.com and when the landing page has loaded scroll down until you see the registration form as shown in the image below.
Enter your Name, email address and choose a password. The email address you will provide here and the password you will create will be used to activate the Kodi beast build later. So, make a note of it.
Once that’s done, click the ‘REGISTER’ button
Now you need to verify your email address. The Beast will not send any emails to your email address. Instead, to verify the email address you will need to sign in at https://www.thebeast2.com with the email address and password you just created.
When you sign in and the next page has loaded, scroll down a bit until you see your name. Locate the ‘VERIFY’ button (in red color) and click it. Your email address will thus be verified.
Your sign up is complete!
As you can see, there are lots of ads on this website. Finding the registration form and other options could be a little difficult. But, if you would look closely you will find it.
How to Install The Beast Kodi Build
Now that you have registered on the website, I will show you how to install The Beast on Kodi.
Before we get started, we will have to prepare Kodi for the installation of third-party builds by allowing Unknown Sources.
- Go to Kodi home-screen and click ‘Settings’ option on the top right. Now, click ‘System Settings’ on the next screen if you use Kodi 17.6 or click ‘System’ if you have Kodi 18
- Select ‘Add-ons’ on the following screen and on the right move the ‘Unknown Sources’ switch to the ON position (image below)
- The following warning message will appear, which you can easily ignore as The Beast Kodi build we are going to install is 100% safe.
Let us now install the beast Kodi build. I am going to divide the process into three steps as follows:
Step 1: Add the Source to install the Beast repo from
Step 2: Install the Beast repo from the added source
Step 3: Install the Beast Kodi build from the repo
Make sure that you follow each step carefully.
Step 1: Add the Source to install the Beast repo from
Here is what you need to do to add the source:
#1. When you are on the Kodi home-screen, click the Settings icon on the top right
#2. Now, click ‘File Manager’ from the list of the available options
#3. Click ‘Add source’ on the following screen
#4. You should now see this window titled ‘Add file source’. Here, click <None> as shown in the image below
#5. Enter the following URL in the field as shown below: https://thebeast2.com/repo/repository.beast/
Please mind the typos and type in the URL correctly. Usually, it is the typos that cause troubles during installation.
If you are installing the Beast Kodi build on a smartphone or computer, simply copy and paste the URL. But, if it is the Beast Kodi Fire Stick you are installing, you will need to type in the complete address using the remote (unless you are using the Fire TV app available on Android and iOS).
#6. Enter a name you would like to identify this source within the ‘Enter a name for this media source’ field. I am going to choose the name ‘Beast’ for it
Click OK to add the source.
The source has now been added. Let us now install the beast Kodi repo.
Step 2: Install the Beast Repo from the Added Source
Follow the steps below to install the repo:
#1. Return to the Kodi home-screen and click ‘Add-ons’
#2. Click the ‘Package Installer’ option on the top right of the next window
#3. Now click ‘Install from zip file’ on the following window
#4. You should now see ‘Beast’ (or the name you gave to the source earlier) on the list. Click it!
#5. Now, you must see a Zip file in the next window. It is named something like ‘repository.beast-1.14.zip’. The last digits in the filename represent the version number. They might change if the repository is updated. Click the Zip file to proceed
#6. Now, wait for the ‘Beast Repository add-on installed’ notification to slide out from the top right (see the image below.) When you see this notification, the Beast repo has been installed.
Now we will learn how to go about with the beast Kodi download.
Step 3: Install the Beast Kodi Build from the Repo
Here are the steps to install the build.
#1. From the Kodi home-screen, click ‘Add-ons’ and then click ‘Package Installer’ icon like before. Now, click ‘Install from repository’
#2. What you want to do next is click the ‘Beast Repository’
#3. Click ‘Program Add-ons’ next
#4. Now, go ahead and click ‘The beast Wizard U.S.’ version. If you live in the UK or anywhere close to the UK than the US, click the UK version instead.
#5. Click the ‘Install’ button on the bottom-right of the next screen
#6. After about a minute, you should see ‘The Beast Wizard U.S. Add-on installed’ notification.
#7. If you see the following pop-up, click ‘Ignore’
#8. Now, go to the Kodi home-screen one more time and navigate to Add-ons > Program Add-ons. You will find The Beast Wizard here. Click the wizard to open it
#9. Next, click ‘[Build Installer] Builds’ option
#10. You will now see the following message, asking you to login to your TheBeast2 account. Click ‘Enter Details’ to enter the email address you used to sign up for the account and the password you created earlier.
#11. Enter the email address and click ‘OK’
#12. Now, enter the password and again click ‘OK’
#13. Now, click the latest version of The Beast build you see for the version of Kodi you have.
Last I checked, there was only one build for Kodi 18, called Dark Beast (not shows in the image below) and it may not be stable
Now, it will ask me whether I want to ‘Wipe + Install’ or ‘No Wipe + Install’.
Basically, Wipe + Install will carry out the fresh installation. It will reset Kodi to default and remove all your addons and Kodi settings.
No Wipe + Install will retain some of your addons and Kodi settings. It is also called ‘Standard’ installation.
As I have nothing to retain, I am going to go with the fresh installation. You may choose any one of the two of your preference.
Confirm your action by click ‘Yes, Continue’ when you see the following message
The Beast installer will wipe out the current Kodi setup and the following message will appear.
Click ‘OK’ to continue.
Again, confirm your action by clicking ‘Yes, Install’ when the following message shows up
The installation process will thus start and the progress will appear as shown in the image below. Make sure you keep you keep the device connected to the internet while the Beast Kodi build is being installed.
It may take 5-10 minutes to install the build. Once the installation is complete, you will be asked to force close Kodi for the changes to take effect. Click ‘OK’.
Click ‘Yes, Close’ and confirm your action
Now, go ahead and restart Kodi. The start-up screen will change from the default to the following
Even though The Beast build transforms the Kodi interface dramatically and completely changes how you interact with it, it will not take you too long to get used to it.
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.
With a library of the most sought-after addons of today, The Beast Kodi build spares you the efforts and hassles of installing them individually. The only drawback I have found is that it requires you to sign up on the web portal. Even though it is one additional step, it doesn’t take too long. The developers have ensured that the registration and verification process is quick. I have also noticed that Kodi Beast build is just about as stable as any other. Since this build is absolutely free, I reckon there is absolutely no harm in giving it a try. You can always restore Kodi to its default. And who knows! There is a fair chance you might end up loving and keeping this build.
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