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- 1 Before we Proceed
- 2 How to install a Kodi Build
- 3 Nemesis by KodiUKTV
- 4 Apollo by Ares Project
- 5 Wookie by Team Wookie
- 6 Ultra TT by Top Tutorials
- 7 Horus by Echo Coding
- 8 Which of these builds is the best?
BEFORE WE PROCEED
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HOW TO INSTALL A KODI BUILD
In order to install a Kodi build you have to download a wizard first. Some wizards are packaged in stand-alone zip files. Others are only available through Kodi repositories. Once you’ve installed a wizard, all you have to do is open it up and press the install button to finish the job.
STEP #1: TELL KODI WHERE THE INSTALL FILES ARE
Some of Kodi builds are stored on repositories. You can find links to Kodi repository files onTwitter and on various Kodi related websites. For example, the Nemesis Kodi build is contained in a repository called Kodi UKTV. The Kodi UKTV repository is located at https://kodiuk.tv/repo/.
If you know where build files are stored you can install a program by setting a source. You can do that by navigating to system → file manager → add source. Once you’re at the add source screen, click where it says <none> and then type in the repository’s URL.
Be sure to name your file source so that you’ll know what it is later. If you’re installing Nemesis, you might choose something like “Nemesis repository.”
STEP #2: INSTALL THE REPOSITORY
the next step is installing the repository. Now that you’ve got a source set up, all you have to do is back out to the Kodi’s main menu and then navigate to system → settings → App → install from zip file → [SOURCE NAME].
The Nemesis is stored in repository repository.kodiuktv.x.zip. If you click the zip from within Kodi’s addon menu, Kodi will install it for you automatically.
STEP #3: INSTALL THE WIZARD
When you have a repository installed, you can look for the build’s installation wizard. To get into a repository, go to system → settings → App → install from repository.
The Nemesis installer is located in KODIUKTV Repo → program App → KodiUK TV Wizard.
NEMESIS BY KODIUKTV
The Nemesis has the best simple streamlined interface clear for newbies. Unlike the vast majority of Kodi builds out there, you don’t have to scroll left or right to see all of Nemesis’s main menu pages.
All of Nemesis’s App have been organized into 5 main categories: TV Guide, Best Movies, TV shows, Sports and Kids.
Here’s what it looks like:
You do not need special knowledge about Kodi addons to use this build. Just hit one of the 5 large main menu buttons to quickly watch TV, best movies, sports or kids shows.
One drawback of Nemesis is the fact that its digital TV Guide doesn’t seem to work at all. But aside from that, Nemesis is a very solid, easy-to-use, best visually appealing build.
For more screenshots, a detailed install guide, pros and cons plus a full list of Nemesis’s submenu buttons, check out my in-depth review of Nemesis here.
APOLLO BY ARES PROJECT
Apollo is made actually by freaks. You could literally spend all day exploring all the App that Apollo has to offer.
The Ares Project’s Ares Wizard is one of the coolest wizards you’ll find– and you can easily get to it from Apollo’s main menu. It has lots of neat settings for advanced users, links to the Ares social media pages and a ton of community builds to try out.
Here’s what the wizard looks like:
Apollo’s menu has 24 pages to explore. Each page has rotating wallpaper, widgets galore and a ton of submenu items.
The movie menu page alone has over 50 submenu links. Each link leads to an entirely different movie addon.
Here’s Apollo’s movie menu page:
Apollo weight is more than 500Gb, all that is to provide the best quality.. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your personal preferences– and the type of hardware that you’re using to run Kodi.
Luckily, if you suffer performance issues while using the big version of Apollo, you can easily switch to a lite version via the Apollo Wizard.
Check out my full review of Apollo here for a detailed Apollo install guide, a full list of Apollo’s movie App and more info about Apollo’s most interesting menus.
WOOKIE BY TEAM WOOKIE
I instantly liked Wookie’s cool black-and-red color scheme and its large and active user community. I also liked that several of my personal best App (Joker’s TV, UK Turk, Phoenix, and Exodus) are listed prominently on Wookie’s main menu pages.
Wookie comes in 3 flavors: New Look, Retro and Lite. New Look is really two builds in one, because you can switch to the Retro skin by logging into the Retro profile from the power menu.
The screenshots below should give you a good idea of what all 3 versions of Wookie look like:
New Look Wookie
Lite Wookie was updated recently. However, New Look Wookie and Retro Wookie haven’t been updated in quite a while. As a result, some of those builds’ submenus generate errors.
Aside from a few minor but irritating issues with New Look and Retro, Wookie is pretty solid overall. If you like the four popular App listed on the main menu bar and the Wookie design style, you’ll probably enjoy this build.
Check out my full review of Wookie for more details about the differences between its 3 flavors, screenshots of every single menu page and an in-depth list of Wookie pros and cons.
ULTRA TT BY TOP TUTORIALS
If you’ve ever tried searching for Kodi build info on YouTube, you’ve no doubt run across Ultra TT by Top Tutorials.
Ultra TT is the Spiderman of Kodi builds. It’s not Hulk-sized huge like Apollo, but it is smart and quick.
It’s obvious that the Top Tutorials team put some thought into this build. You don’t get hundreds ofApp with this build, but you do get all the ones that matter.
Here’s what Ultra TT’s skin looks like:
Unlike many builds, this one features a digital TV guide addon that actually works. Ultra TT’s TDB TVGuide isn’t best one yet by any means, but at least it shows you what’s currently on TV.
My main gripe about Ultra TT is that its music and kids menus are very thin compared to other builds.
For a full listing of Ultra TT’s main menu and submenu pages, more screenshots and a detailed pro and con list, hop over to my full review of Ultra TT here.
HORUS BY ECHO CODING
Echo Coding is a newcomer to the Kodi world. In late September, Team TBD turned over all of its Kodi related projects to Echo.
Though the Echo project just was launched, they do seem to care about the fanbase that they inherited from Team TBD. The Echo Wizard is the best wizard I’ve seen so far that has a built-in trouble ticket submission system.
There are two best styles: Horus V2 and Horus XXL. Horus XXL was one of the worst builds I tried, mainly because of the broken links caused by the ownership change. However, Horus V2 was an entirely different story.
Horus V2 is a simple but extremely fast build designed primarily for people who want to use Kodi on their Amazon Fire TV sticks. Weighing in at under 100 megabytes, this build still manages to pack quite a few interesting App into its small size.
Here’s what Horus V2 looks like:
The Echo TV Guide didn’t work at all when I tried it out, probably because the developers are still working out its kinks. But aside from that, I didn’t run into any major errors while using this Horus V2.
Main menu has 13 pages: Quit, Settings, Echo Wizard, App, YouTube, Music, Kids, Evolve, Misc, Sports, TV Shows, Best Movies and Live TV. My favorite menu page is Misc. Via Misc you can find links to best stand up comedy shows, documentaries and live webcam feeds from around the world.
Main menu bar will be a helpful thing for true fans. I think Exodus would have been a better choice, though.
Horus V2 sports an ultra-clean look with no widgets or distracting background images. But if you like fancier builds, you’ll think it looks a bit dull.
Check out my full review of of Horus for more info about Horus XXL and a complete list of all ofHorus V2’s submenu buttons.
WHICH OF THESE BUILDS IS THE BEST?
Another best addon is Apollo. It’s a ginormous Hulk-like build that’s packed full of App. I’ve been using it for several days and I still haven’t fully explored it all.
Kodi fans look for a comfortable build to try best Ultra TT. It offers a good blend of reliability, performance and addon variety.
Amazon Fire TV would like to try also Horus V2. It’s the best build in this batch of reviews.
Kodi noobs might have the best luck with Nemesis. Its streamlined menu will help get beginners acquainted with some of the most popular Kodi App.
Wookie doesn’t fit into any particular category– but that’s what makes it so unique. I loved Wookie’s distinctive look, Team Wookie’s quirky sense of humor and the best Wookie community.