Chameleon is one of the most popular third party Kodi builds available today. In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll provide everything you need to know to get Chameleon installed on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV device.
- What is Chameleon Kodi Build and what are its key features
- Step-by-step installation tutorial with screenshots
- An in-depth look at all the categories, addons and customization options
- Legal disclaimer about third party Kodi builds
- Troubleshooting tips for issues during or after install
- Alternatives like sideloaded streaming apps vs builds
And much more. Let‘s get started!
What is Chameleon Kodi Build?
Chameleon is an all-in-one Kodi build assembled by the community that bundles tons of the best video and music addons into one easy to install package.
The key features of Chameleon include:
- Works on the latest Kodi 19 Matrix release
- Loaded with high quality addons for movies, TV shows, sports, music, kids content, fitness and more
- Real-Debrid integration for finding tons of premium links
- Beautiful custom skin with easy navigation
- Active development and updates
With Chameleon Build installed, you can basically start streaming right away with minimal setup required. It provides a complete Kodi experience versus installing addons one by one.
Some other popular Kodi builds like Xenon or The Promise may have more customization options, but Chameleon is great for those who want something that "just works" with minimal hassle.
Next let‘s walk through how to get Chameleon installed on your streaming device.
How to Install Chameleon Kodi Build
The process for installing Chameleon Build is the same whether you are using a Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV Box.
Here are the step-by-step instructions:
From your home screen, open the Kodi app.
In Kodi, navigate to the Settings icon and go to System > Add-ons.
Enable Unknown Sources when prompted. This allows you to install third party addons/builds not in the official Kodi repository.
Go back to System and open File Manager.
Click Add Source.
Enter the following exact URL:
http://dabutcher.org/repoand name it something like "DaB". Click OK.
Return to Add-ons in Kodi Settings.
Select Install from Zip File.
Browse to the source you just added and install the
When prompted, allow addons from this source.
Go to My Add-ons > Program Add-ons and launch the DaB 19 Wizard.
In the wizard, select the Chameleon build and choose to do a Fresh Install.
Be patient as the build downloads and installs. This can take 5-10 minutes depending on your internet speed.
When complete, Force Close Kodi and relaunch – Chameleon should load up!
That‘s all it takes to get Chameleon installed. Next let‘s explore all the features and addons that come bundled in this build.
Access Geo-Restricted Content with a VPN
When installing third party Kodi builds and addons, I always recommend using a VPN for privacy and bypassing geographic restrictions.
My recommendation is IPVanish – it‘s fast, secure, and works great on Fire TV devices:
Using a VPN like IPVanish will encrypt all of your Kodi streaming and prevent your ISP from throttling your speeds. Well worth it for $3-5/month!
Overview of Chameleon Build Features and Addons
Now that you have Chameleon installed, let‘s take a tour of what this build contains and how to use it.
The Chameleon home screen provides the following menu options:
- 1 Clicks – Quick shortcuts to popular movies and shows
- Sports – Live sports and replays add-ons
- Movies – Add-ons for movie streaming
- TV Shows – Binge your favorite shows
- System – Maintenance tools and settings
- Favorites – Save your preferred addons
The majority of streaming functionality comes from the pre-installed video addons in the Movies and TV Show sections:
Some highlights include:
- The Crew – Movies, shows, sports – with Real-Debrid
- Venom – Multi-source movie and TV scraping
- The Promise – Newer fork of Scrubs v2
- Numbers – Great for 24/7 live TV channels
- Maverick TV – Top-notch multi-source addon
The Crew, Venom and Promise are workhorse addons that will likely provide most of your streaming needs. Enable Real-Debrid in The Crew settings for premium high-quality links.
For live sports, you have USTVGO, The Loop and Rising Tides. The Crew also has a Sports section.
Chameleon uses the Aeon Nox: Silvo skin which has a very clean, modern look. You can access settings to tweak the skin colors and fonts in the Skin Settings section.
Some other handy tools included in the build:
- DaB Wizard – Add/remove additional repos and addons
- Cleanup Wizard – Clear caches and packages
- Tweak Installer – Install modified Kodi versions for better performance
Spend some time exploring all the options in Chameleon and setting up your favorites. Now let‘s move on to an important legal disclaimer regarding third party Kodi builds.
Are Kodi Builds Like Chameleon Legal to Use?
First, I want to stress that Kodi builds themselves are 100% legal open source software. However, builds like Chameleon provide access to third party video addons that may link to copyrighted content.
The creators of these builds have no control over the content indexed by addons. But the onus falls upon the end user to avoid viewing or streaming illegal sources.
You can read Kodi‘s official statement on third party piracy addons here.
While Chameleon Build makes it easy to find all kinds of movies and shows with a few clicks, there are no guarantees what sources the content is pulled from.
As always, I recommend taking precautions like using a VPN to mask your streaming activities. Avoid accessing private media sources you do not own the rights to.
There are still many legal options for free movies, TV and live sports through Kodi if you take the time to research common addons.
Troubleshooting Chameleon Kodi Build
Chameleon is generally very stable, but you may run into issues during installation or while using the build:
Build won‘t install – This is often because you have not enabled Unknown Sources in Kodi Settings. Check that Unknown Sources is ON before installing the DaB Wizard .zip file.
Build hangs/freezes – An occasional force close and re-launch of Kodi can fix random freezing issues. You can also try re-running the installation.
No streams available – Double check that Real-Debrid is enabled in The Crew addon settings for premium links. Also clear caches in the Chameleon Cleanup Wizard.
Build not updating – The DaB Wizard will notify you of any available updates. Make sure Unknown Sources is still enabled.
For any other problems, your best bet is to contact the build developer directly through their support channels. The community is usually quite helpful.
Resetting Kodi to default settings can also fix many issues if they persist. Just be aware this will wipe Chameleon so you‘d have to reinstall.
Now let‘s look at some alternative options besides third party Kodi builds.
Alternatives to Chameleon & Kodi Builds
While Chameleon is a great all-in-one streaming solution, it isn‘t for everyone. Some users may prefer:
- Installing only a select few Kodi addons instead of an entire build
- Sideloading free streaming apps like Cinema APK, CatMouse, or CyberFlix instead of Kodi
- More control over the setup and less bloat
Check out my guides on the best Kodi addons and sideloaded streaming apps:
The main downside to the addons/apps approach is having to install each one separately instead of the convenience of a build. But you may find better performance and customization this route.
No matter which streaming option you choose, I definitely recommend pairing it with a good VPN like IPVanish that works seamlessly on Fire TV and Android TV devices.
Final Thoughts on Chameleon Kodi Build
I hope this detailed guide covered everything you need to know to get Chameleon installed on your Firestick, Fire TV or Android streaming player.
The key takeaways about Chameleon Build are:
- Easy all-in-one streaming solution for Kodi
- Loaded with top addons for all your entertainment needs
- Beautiful Aeon Nox: Silvo skin and layout
- Integrates Real-Debrid for premium sources
- Active development and update support
Just be aware that third party builds like Chameleon exist in a legal gray area. Take precautions to protect your privacy and avoid any illegal sources.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m happy to help out.
Enjoy unlimited movies, shows, sports and more with the power of Chameleon Build.