In this guide, I will demonstrate how to install the Grind build on Kodi. The Grind build works great on all the compatible devices including Amazon FireStick (2nd Gen and 4K) & Fire TV Cube, Mac, Windows & Linux computers, Android & iOS Mobiles, Android TVs and more.
The Grind Kodi build is a welcome addition to our collection of the top builds for Kodi. This build is the product of the same developers who gave us the once very popular build Fire TV Guru (FTG). So you can hope for a similar experience with the new build. I will even call The Grind as the return of Fire TV Guru.
It is a stream-ready build with plenty of preinstalled popular Kodi addons such as 7 of 9, Venom, Limitless, and more.
How to install the Grind Build on Kodi
Enabling Unknown Sources
Follow the steps below:
– Run the Kodi application. When you see the home screen, click Settings
It is in the top-left corner and looks like a gear
– In the Settings menu on the next window, click System
– Highlight or click the option Add-ons on the left side of the next window
– On the right part, you will find the option Unknown Sources
It needs to be switched or turned ON
– You are going to see this prompt when you turn ON the Unknown Sources
Go ahead and click Yes
You are now ready to install the Grind build on Kodi.
Installation Steps for the Grind Kodi build
Follow the set of steps below to install the build:
1: Go to the Kodi home screen one more time and open Settings again
2: In the Settings menu window, click the option File manager
3: This is the window that you see now. You could see the Add source option on both sides of the window
4: This popup window should now appear
Click where it says
5: Now, type the following URL or path carefully using the onscreen keypad: watupwatup.net/grind
You must type the path correctly in order for this process to work
6: You should now see this popup window again
Highlight the section that says Enter the name for this media source
Type the name of your choice
I am going with grind (which is automatically chosen by Kodi)
7: You may now press the back button one time to get back to the Settings menu window or you could access the Settings again from the home screen
8: On this screen, click Install from zip file
9: You should see this popup window now with the name of the source you added earlier in Step 6
It is grind in our case
We are going to click it
10: Go ahead and click the zip file that you see on the next screen
It is repository.thegrindage-x.x.x.zip
Note: x.x.x here is the version of the zip file
11: Within a minute, you should see the notification Grind Repository Add-on installed
12: You may now click Install from repository
13: Next, open the Grind Repository we just installed
14: Choose the option Program add-ons
15: Now click the Grind Wizard
16: On the next window, go ahead and click Install
17: Wait while the Grind Wizard is getting installed. This may take a minute or perhaps two
The Grind Wizard Add-on installed message appears on the top-right part
18: Almost immediately as the Wizard is installed, you should see this window
Click Continue or simply hit the back button
19: When this popup is displayed, you may click Build Menu and skip to Step 22
20: From the home screen, go to Add-ons > Program add-ons
Open the Grind Wizard
21: Click Builds
I am going with the Leia Grind Main Build
23: Choose Fresh Install (recommended) to wipe out all the existing data and addons prior to installing the build
Click Standard Install if you wish to keep some of your addons and settings. However, this may cause problems later with the proper functioning of the build
24: Click Continue to proceed
25: Choose the server from which you wish to download and install the Grind build on Kodi
If the chosen server doesn’t work, try another one
26: Wait while the Grind Kodi build is being downloaded and installed
This will take a few minutes
27: When the build has finally downloaded and installed, you may be prompted to install additional themes. You may click Install Theme if that’s what you want to do
I am proceeding with Cancel Theme
28: Kodi should now force close. The Grind build will load up the next time you run 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 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.
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How to use the Grind Build on Kodi
Now that you have installed the Grind Kodi build, let’s take a quick look at it.
As I said, open the Kodi app and the build will load up
When you run the Grind or any other Kodi build the first time, it takes a few minutes with various updates. Just let the build complete all the updates. It may take 6 to 7 minutes (or more). The build will work properly only when it is fully updated
This is the main screen of the Grind Kodi build
The build layout is quite standard. You have the main menu and the submenu layout common among a lot of builds.
When you choose an option in the main menu, you will see the related options in the submenu. If you have chosen a streaming-related option, say TV-Shows, you will see the related add-ons in the submenu. The trending/featured/recommended titles will appear at the top
Here are the items in the main menu:
- TV Shows
- Live TV
- The Jamz
- The Grind
To explore the various addons that come preinstalled with the Grind build, Select Add-ons in the menu and Video Addons from the submenu.
Here are some popular addons that come with this build:
You can start using the Grind Kodi build now.
The Grind Kodi Build looks like a decent option to experience Kodi in a whole new way. This build is relatively new as I write this guide. And, it has been developed by the same people who created Fire TV Guru. Give it a try!
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