How to Install Nova Kodi Build in Easy Steps [2018]

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In this guide, I will demonstrate how to install the Nova build on Kodi. Even though the screenshots used in this guide were taken on Windows PC, the method laid out works on all Kodi hardware and devices. You may install Nova Kodi build on Amazon FireStick, iOS and Android Mobiles, Android TV Boxes, and more.

Nova is a Kodi build that offers to you a wide range of preinstalled addons for video entertainment. This build packs some popular names like Incursion, Placenta, Neptune Rising, Yoda, and several more addons. Whether movies and shows are your primary source of entertainment or you like to watch free live TV over the internet, Nova Kodi build has every option for you. This lightweight build is perfect for all Kodi devices. Let’s learn to install Nova build on Kodi.

Nova Kodi Build – Installation Instructions

When you want to install a third-party build such as Nova Kodi build, you must first enable the Unknown Sources. By default, this option is disabled to prevent automatic download of malicious addons and to discourage the Kodi users from installing third-party builds and addons.

But, if you are installing a safe build like Nova build on Kodi, you have nothing to worry about. Here are the steps to change the setting:

  • Launch Kodi
  • Open Settings from the home-screen (you need to click the gear icon on the top-left)

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  • Now click System settings

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  • On the left of the next Kodi screen, click Add-ons
  • On the right of the same screen click the switch next to Unknown Sources and make sure it is turned on

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  • Kodi throws a warning message on the screen. But, as I already said, Nova is a safe build. Click Yes

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With this, you can install the Nova Kodi Build. Let’s see how.

The detailed installation instructions are categorized into three parts as follows:

  • Part 1: Add the Simple Build Wizard source to Kodi
  • Part 2: Install the Simple Build Wizard
  • Part 3: Install the Nova Build on Kodi

Each part in the process comprises of its own set of steps. The process is easy if you follow each step in the same order as it has been provided. You will have Nova Kodi build in no time.

Let’s get started.

Part 1: Add the Simple Build Wizard Source to Kodi

We are now going to add the source URL to Kodi, which will be later used to fetch and install the Simple Build Wizard. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open the Settings on Kodi again

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Step 2: Select and open File manager on the next window

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Step 3: Click Add source and open it

Note: You would find Add-source on both the left and right of this window (image below). You may click any. It doesn’t matter. If you have added multiple sources, you may need to scroll down a bit to find this option.

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Step 4 Enter the following URL on the next screen that pops up and click GO:

Enter the URL exactly as provided here. Kodi must point to the exact source

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Step 5: You will now see this window again.

Highlight the field marked as Enter a name for this media source and type in the source name. You may choose any name you wish to identify this source with.

Let’s go with little for this guide

Click OK when your Kodi screen looks like what you see in this image:

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You have successfully added the source.

Part 2: Install Simple Build Wizard

Now is the time to install the Simple Build Wizard on Kodi using the source we just added. Among other things, a wizard is also a library of builds (usually multiple builds). Simple Build Wizard hosts the Nova Kodi Builds. Here are steps to install this wizard:

Step 1: Return to the Kodi home-screen by pressing the back button. When you are on the home-screen, click Add-ons

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Step 2: Now open the Package Installer by clicking the icon that looks like the open box (it is on the top-left corner of the screen)

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Step 3: Open Install from zip file

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Step 4: Now scroll down (if needed) and click the source name you added earlier. For this guide, it was little so that’s what we will click

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Step 5: On the following screen, you will find a zip file named

Click this file

Note: if the version number of the file has changed, click the zip file with the new version number (current version number is 0.0.2)

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Step 6: Wait for the Simple Builds Add-on installed notification. This notification appears on the top-right of your screen.

Note: This wizard takes several minutes to install

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Step 7: once the installation is finished, a series of popups will appear on your Kodi screen.

This is the first one. Go ahead and click Dismiss

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Step 8: Now you see the list of some settings. Select any setting you want to change and click Continue

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Step 9 When this popup shows, you may click the Build Menu and start to install the Nova Kodi Build.

However, I will cover the installation in the next part, where I will show you how to go to the builds section from the home-screen of Kodi

Click Ignore

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Note: These 3 popups usually reappear. If they do, click the Dismiss, Continue and Ignore buttons again

Part 3: Install Nova Kodi Build

In this part, we will finally install the Nova Kodi Build. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Go to Kodi home-screen

Step 2: Click Add-ons

Step 3: Click Program add-ons

Step 4: Click the Simple Builds in the Program add-ons section

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Step 5: Click (Rohas) Builds

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Step 6: Choose the Nova Build under Krypton Builds

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Step 7: Click Fresh Install

Why Fresh Install and not Standard Install? I pick Fresh Install all the time while installing any Kodi build. It wipes out Kodi clean and lets me install the build on a clean slate. This way, builds perform better. If Kodi is preloaded with addons and wizards, the performance of the builds is affected. And, anyway, Standard Install cannot retain all your data.

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Step 8: Click Continue

Kodi wants to make sure you know what you doing before wiping out the app clean. That’s why this confirmation!

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Step 9: Wait for the build to install. Nova Kodi build will take 3-4 minutes.

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Step 10: When the installation is finished, click Force Close when prompted.

You may try Reload Profile, but it doesn’t really work. That’s why Force Close is the best option

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You have successfully installed the Nova build 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 should always use a VPN to protect their identity while streaming.

I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which 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.

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.

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An Overview of Nova Kodi Build

You will need to reopen Kodi after the installation for the build to take effect. The home-screen of Nova Kodi build looks like this:

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You must have noticed that the basic layout of most Kodi builds is the same. Kodi Nova build is no exception. Of course, thematically it is different and unique. I am talking about the layout wherein the menu bar and submenu bar are placed across the width of the Kodi screen. These bars can be navigated by pressing the direction button on your FireStick remote (direction keys on your computer or swiping on touch devices)

When you select the main menu item, the related submenu items appear just underneath it. If you select a media option, such as Movies or TV Shows, you also see the related addons on the bottom.

For instance, when I chose TV Shows, Placenta, Death Streams, Neptune Rising, Yoda, The Kratos, Incursion addons appeared on the bottom.

But, this is not the complete list of addons. There are more. To find all the addons, select System in the main menu bar and open Video Addons from the submenu

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This is the complete list of the video addons that come packed and preloaded with Nova Kodi Build. You can see 14 addons in this image. But, you can scroll down on Kodi and find more addons.

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Whether or not you have used any Kodi build before, it will take only a little while to get used to Kodi Nova Build.

Winding Up

This guide demonstrated how to install the Nova build on Kodi. This lightweight build works smoothly and flawlessly on all the Kodi devices. It is a great choice for low-spec devices like FireStick, Fire TV or Android TV Boxes. The build doesn’t use flashy graphics, keeps the layout to minimal, and delivers better performance than most other builds.

Written by David Minister
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