How to Install Streamline Build on Kodi 18.0 Leia / FireStick (2019)

how to install streamline kodi build

This tutorial will provide detailed instructions to install Streamline build on Kodi 18 Leia. The instructions will work on FireStick, Android TVs, Android Boxes, Android Mobiles, Mac & Windows, and all other software/hardware platforms compatible with Kodi.

Streamline is a welcome addition to our list of best builds for Kodi 18 Leia. As I write this guide, Kodi 18 is fairly new and as far as builds are concerned, we don’t have a lot of options. Plenty of Krypton addons offer forward compatibility and work error free on Leia. But, sadly, that’s not the case with the builds. Even the builds that had been recoded for Leia before its official release are behaving erratically. But, not Streamline.

Downloaded through the Whiz Kid Wizard, Streamline Kodi 18 build runs smoothly. It is a lightweight build and hence it works swiftly on low-spec devices as well. It is well suited for FireStick and other Fire TV devices (also Android TV boxes).

Streamline also comes loaded with a sizeable collection of addons. With video-addons like Exodus Redux, The Magic Dragon, Deceit, Yoda, SportsDevil, Rising Tides, Maverick TV you can stream movies, shows, live TV, sports and whatnot. This build is easy to use and quick to install. It is now the part of our Best Kodi Builds.

Attention: Kodi Builds bring unlimited streaming content, but could also get you in a legal trouble. Kodi users must use a VPN to hide their identity while streaming movies / TV Shows / Sports. Moreover, many popular Addons are geo-blocked and will require a VPN to work.

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How to Install Streamline Build on Kodi 18

The installation of the Streamline Kodi build will be a three-part process as follows:

  • Part 1: Enable Unknown Sources
  • Part 2: Install Whiz Kid Wizard
  • Part 3: Install Streamline Build from the Wizard

I will cover each part separately. Let’s get going now.

Enable Unknown Sources

This isn’t exactly the part of the installation process, but an important prerequisite. Without it, you cannot install any third-party build on Kodi. So, let’s take care of it. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Launch Kodi and while you are on the home-screen open Settings icon in the top-left

how to install streamline kodi build

Step 2: Now open System when the following set of options are displayed

streamline kodi build

Step 3: Select the option Add-ons on the left part of the next window. Now, navigate to the right part and click Unknown Sources to switch it ON (if it is OFF)

kodi streamline build

Step 4: When warned, click Yes to ignore the warning message. Streamline Kodi build is safe

install streamline build on kodi

You have thus prepped Kodi to install the Streamline build.

Install Whiz Kid Wizard

Kodi Wizards are utility tools that often double as a library of builds. Whiz Kid Wizard is the one that hosts the Streamline Kodi 18 build. Here are the steps to install this wizard:

Step 1: Access the Kodi Settings again from the home-screen

streamline build on kodi 18

Step 2: This time, click File manager from the following set of items

streamline kodi 18 build

Step 3: Go ahead and click Add source next

streamline build for kodi

Step 4: Click on the next window that pops up

kodi 18 leia streamline build

Step 5: Use the onscreen keypad and enter the following path in the designated space for it:

Make sure you enter the path correctly.

Click OK to proceed

install streamline build on kodi

Step 6: Back on this window, type a name for the path you added above. It could be any name you want to identify this source with.

I am naming it whiz

Recheck everything and click OK

install kodi streamline build

Step 7: You now want to go back to the Kodi home-screen. Press the back button multiple times until you are there.

Click Add-ons

how to install streamline build on kodi

Step 8: Open the Package Installer icon that you will find in the top-left corner of the following window. You must be looking for the open-box icon

streamline kodi build

Step 9: Open Install from zip file next

streamline build

Step 10: Go ahead and click whiz or the source/path name you entered in Step 6 earlier

streamline kodi

Step 11: Open the zip file

kodi streamline build

Step 12: Wait until the Whiz Kid Wizard Add-on installed notification is displayed on the top-left of the screen.

Note: This wizard may take several minutes to install and the installation progress is not displayed on the screen. So, be patient and wait for the notification.

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Step 13: Soon after the Wizard is installed, the following pop-up appears. Click Dismiss

streamline kodi build

Step 14: There is another popup. Click Continue (you may select any settings you wish to change before clicking Continue)

streamline build

Step 15: This is the last popup. Click Build Menu and go to the list of the builds. I am clicking Ignore because I will tell you how to access the build menu from the home-screen of Kodi

how to install streamline kodi build

And, this is how you install the Whiz Kid Wizard on Kodi

Install Streamline Build from the Whiz Kid Wizard

This is the final part of the process. Follow the steps below to install the build:

Step 1: Go back to the Kodi home-screen. Now, go to Add-ons > Program add-ons

Open Whiz Kid Wizard

how to use streamline kodi build

Step 2: Click Builds

streamline builds

Step 3: Go ahead and click Streamline under Leia Builds

whiz kodi wizard

Step 4: Choose Fresh Install

Note: You may also pick Standard Install but it is best to install the build after resetting Kodi. That’s exactly what Fresh Install will do

install streamline from whiz kid wizard

Step 5: Click Continue when the following confirmation prompt is displayed

fresh install streamline build

Step 6: Now all you need to do is wait while the Streamline Kodi Leia build is downloaded and installed on your device.

This may take a few minutes depending upon the internet speed and device specs

downloading streamline build on kodi

Step 7: When the installation is finished, you may be asked to click OK to force close Kodi. However, sometimes Kodi closes automatically without showing the prompt.

Simply relaunch Kodi to access the build.

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.

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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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A Quick Overview of Streamline Build

You have successfully installed the Streamline Kodi Build. Let us now get you started with it.

As far as the design of the build is concerned, there is really nothing new to figure out, especially if you have used Kodi builds before. Here is the main-screen of the build

streamline build skin

The build follows the standard layout, common among the popular builds like Titanium Build. You will find the main menu bar across the width of the build. The menu bar is positioned around the bottom of the screen. There is a submenu bar too, which displays options based on the item selected in the main menu.

The following four menu items on the home-screen are related to streaming:

  • Movies
  • TV Shows
  • Favorites
  • Sports

As you can see, the developers have cut down the build to mere basics to allow optimal performance on low spec devices. Yet, the build provides plenty of streaming choices. Here are some of the popular addons that come preinstalled with this build:

  • Supremacy Sports
  • Rising Tides
  • Supremacy
  • Yoda
  • Maverick TV
  • At the Flix
  • Deceit
  • Exodus Redux
  • Man Cave Addons
  • Sports Devil
  • The Magic Dragon

Streamline is a straightforward build. Go ahead and start exploring it.

Wrap Up

Streamline is one of the best builds for Kodi 18 Leia presently. With its small size and a decent collection of video add-ons, this build is perfect for any device of your choice including FireStick, mobiles, and computer. Interface design is simple and follows the standard layout. I like this build on my Kodi 18 set up and I am confident you will enjoy it too.

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