Best Kodi Builds: Kodi is definitely one of the most popular open-source media platforms. While it has taken the entire global entertainment industry by storm, some people have made their names, and sometimes a fortune, by developing add-ons for Kodi. We have a separate list of the best add-ons, which you will find here. Today, we shall look at some of the best Kodi Builds 2018. Each entry also has a brief point-by-point list of steps to install them.
Best Kodi Builds 2018: Kodi Skins vs Kodi Builds
Many users have asked us the difference between Kodi skins and Kodi Builds. Put simply, the builds are more elaborate and often are more than 400MB in size. Kodi Skins are simply interfaces designed by unofficial and semi-official sources. Also, the builds are more detailed and each comes with their own Movie add-ons, TV Show and Live TV add-ons. The skins, by comparison, are lighter and merely change the way the media player looks.
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Top 5 Best Kodi Builds 2018 (Last Updated, April 2018)
Given below are the top trending Kodi builds of 2018. We’ve made this list of best Kodi builds after judging them on many scales, so feel free to have a good look at it.
BK Links Build
One of the more recent entrants, the BK Links Build is one of the top Kodi builds of 2018. Once installed, you will find that BK Links have incorporated a whole host of features, including dedicated movies and TV sections. It also has done away with the conventional way of displaying add-ons and eliminated those which do not work. Ideal for movies, documentaries, and other general entertainment items.
Install BK Links Build for Kodi: Steps
Briefly, the steps are:
- Go to Kodi Home Screen > Settings > and Select File Manager. Double click on Add Source.
- Click on None > copy/paste http://streamdigital.org/wiz/ > OK > Type in media source (Stream Digital, for example) > press OK
- Return to Kodi Home > Add-ons > click on Box-icon
- Click on Install from Zip File > Stream Digital
- Select plugin.program.sdwiz.zip. Wait for a few minutes
- Kodi Home > Program Add-ons > Click on Stream Digital Wizard
- Once wizard opens, click on (SD Wiz) Builds > select BK Links > Press Fresh Install
Ever since Kodi stopped several builds from taking effect, this has been our choice for one of the best Kodi builds of 2018. Be it Movies, TV Shows, Cartoons, or documentaries, this build has what it takes. It is also remarkably stable and easy to install.
How to install Durex Build
- Open Kodi > Settings > File Manager > Double click on ‘Add Source’
- Click on None. Enter URL http://www.drxbld.com/wiz/. Press OK.
- Type Durex >OK > return to Kodi Home Screen
- Add-ons > Box-icon > select Install from Zip File
- Durex > plugin.program.drxwizard.zip > let the installation complete
- Add-ons > Program Add-ons > Builds > Durex Build > Fresh Install
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Schism TV Build
Many users have stated that their favorite 2018 Kodi build is the Schism TV Build. It comes with a total of seven different Kodi skins and each one has been designed to suit one’s mood. As far as entertainment is concerned, this is the best Kodi build for live TV. It is also rather well-built and crashes less often compared to most other Kodi options.
How to install Schism TV Build
- Launch Kodi Krypton > click on gear-shaped ‘Settings‘ icon > Select file manager
- Tap on Add Source > Click on None if a box appears
- Enter URL http://dimitrology.com/repo/. >OK >Type Dimitrology > OK
- Kodi Home > Add-ons > Click on Package Installer
- Install from Zip File > select Dimitrology >Choose plugin.video.cimitv.zip
- Kodi Home > select Add-ons > click on Program Add-ons. Select Dimitrology TV Wizard
- Visit the Dimitrology website if a code is asked for
- Click Yes on Schism TV All in One Krypton
Spark Build is one of those rare Kodi builds which take up considerably less space and deliver all the goodies. It is a mere 160MB in size, meaning that it is smaller than the other best Kodi Builds 2018. It also boasts of the latest Movies, TV Shows, and various other streaming content.
Installing Spark Build
- The steps are the same as the last one (for Schism TV Build.) Instead of the URL mentioned in the third step, type in http://lentechtv.com/lentechtv/.
- When selecting Install from Zip File > Tap on Lentechtv option > and then select plugin.program.lentechtvbuildinstaller.zip.
- In the last step, click/tap on Spark Krypton for Kodi and choose Lentechtv Build Installer Fresh Install.
Leviathan has been in the arena for some years now. However, it has gained a lot of currency when Kodi banned many similar builds. Leviathan has been developed by Comic Saints and it provides a lot of extra add-ons which are of great value. Leviathan is our personal favorite when it comes to the top Kodi builds 2018. Game of Thrones, The Dark, The Walking Dead- all of these TV series are available as are other newly released Movies and TV Shows.
How to install Leviathan
- The steps are all the same except that the URL to be inserted is http://archive.org/download/plugin.program.CSaintsWizard/.
- You must also rename the repository to Comic saints and click OK.
- Install from Zip File > On the box that appears, click Comic Saints > then tap on the option CSaintsWizard-1.2.8.zip.
- In the final steps, click on Comic Saints Build > select Leviathan Kodi Build > and finally Standard Install.
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These are some of the best Kodi Builds of 2018 that are still around. As and when more such builds hit the Internet, this list will be updated. So, be sure to keep an eye out. Feel free to browse through the other sections as well.