If you‘re looking for an easy way to access tons of movies, TV shows, live sports, and more on your Firestick or Android device, the Elite Kodi Build is a great option. With just a few clicks, you can install this fully loaded Kodi build complete with everything you need to start streaming.
In this detailed guide, I‘ll walk you through the entire process of installing the Elite Build on Firestick or Android step-by-step. You‘ll learn:
- Why Elite is one of the best Kodi builds available
- How to safely install third party Kodi builds
- Step-by-step instructions with screenshots
- Overview of all the addons and features included
- Whether or not it‘s legal to use (and how to stay protected)
- Troubleshooting tips
- And more
By the end, you‘ll have Elite installed and ready to start streaming your favorite media!
Why Choose the Elite Kodi Build?
With tons of Kodi builds to choose from, why is Elite one of the best? Here are a few key reasons:
Easy One-Click Installation – No need to install addons and repositories one-by-one. Elite comes pre-loaded and ready to stream out of the box.
Tons of Working Addons – Elite integrates Exodus, The Crew, Rising Tides, and many other top addons to ensure you always have working streams.
Great for Movies & TV – Excellent collection of video addons like TempTV and Luxury that provide endless on-demand movies and shows.
Live TV & Sports – Access live sports, news, and other TV channels with addons like Rising Tides, The Loop, and more.
4K & 1080p Links – Elite scrapes premium filelockers to source high quality 4K and 1080p streams, especially with Real-Debrid.
Fast Streaming & No Buffer – Very well maintained code means you get super fast streaming with almost no buffering issues.
Easy to Customize – Don‘t like something about the build? Easily change skins, settings, and install new addons as you want.
The bottom line is that Elite provides virtually everything you need for an exceptional streaming experience on Kodi 19 Matrix.
Now let‘s go over how to safely install third party builds like Elite.
Safely Installing Unofficial Kodi Builds
Since Elite is not an official Kodi build, we have to install it through an external download source outside of the official Kodi repository.
While this does present some added risks, there are steps we can take to ensure safe installation:
Scan for Malware – Always scan any third party Kodi source for malware before installing. I like to use VirusTotal which aggregates scans from dozens of antivirus engines.
Here‘s the recent scan of the Elite Kodi repository showing it‘s clean and safe:
Reset Kodi First – Before installing any unofficial builds, reset Kodi to default factory settings first. This clears out any old addons or settings that could cause conflicts.
Use a VPN – A VPN like IPVanish encrypts your connection to keep your streaming private and prevent any malicious addons or builds from accessing your personal data.
Follow these tips in addition to the step-by-step install guide below, and you can safely enjoy unofficial Kodi builds like Elite!
How to Install Elite Kodi Build – Step by Step
Let‘s jump right into the installation process. This will work on any Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box with Kodi installed.
I‘ll provide images of each step so you can follow along visually. Here‘s what we‘ll cover:
- Prepare Kodi for 3rd party builds
- Add the Elite Kodi repository
- Install the Elite addon
- Install the Elite Kodi build
- Launch and start streaming!
Before we get started, make sure you have:
- Kodi installed on your Firestick / Android box (Get help with Kodi installation here)
- A VPN like IPVanish ready to connect (Get IPVanish here)
Okay, with that covered, let‘s move on to the install!
1. Prepare Kodi for 3rd Party Build Installation
The first step is to get Kodi ready for the installation of an external third party build.
Here are the steps:
1.1. Open Kodi and go to the main system menu:
1.2. Go to the Add-ons section in System and enable "Unknown Sources":
1.3. Read the warning prompt and click Yes to confirm.
Enabling Unknown Sources permits installation of add-ons from external sources outside of the official Kodi repository.
The warning reminds us that these third party add-ons may access personal data stored on your device, which is why running a VPN is critical for privacy and security while using builds like Elite.
2. Add the Elite Kodi Repository
Now that Unknown Sources is enabled, we can add the official Elite repository source to Kodi:
2.1. Go back to the main System menu and click File Manager.
2.2. Select Add Source.
2.3. Highlight and delete the text and enter the following URL:
Then press OK.
2.4. In the box below, enter a name for this media source like "Elite" and click OK.
This adds the official Elite Kodi repository as a source in Kodi. Next we‘ll install the Elite addon from this repository.
3. Install the Elite Kodi Addon
Now that you have the Elite repo source added to Kodi, we can install the main Elite addon:
3.1. Go back to Add-ons in the main System menu.
3.2. Select Install from zip file.
3.3. Click on the "Elite" repository you just added.
3.4. Select the repository.cMaNWizard.zip file to install.
3.5. Wait for the repository installation confirmation.
The Elite Kodi repository is now installed! Next we‘ll move on to the final step of installing the Elite build itself.
4. Install the Elite Kodi Build
With the repository installed, now we can go ahead and download the full Elite Kodi build:
4.1. Go back to Add-ons and this time, select Install from repository
4.2. Choose the cMaN‘s Wizard Repository we just installed.
4.3. Open the Program addons section.
4.4. Select the cMaN Wizard 19 add-on to install it.
4.5. When finished, go back to the main Kodi home screen.
4.6. Open the cMaN Wizard addon.
4.7. Click on the Builds section.
4.8. Find the Elite build and select Fresh Install.
4.9. Click Yes to confirm installation.
4.10. Wait a few minutes for the build to fully install.
Once complete, you‘ll get a notification the Elite Kodi Build is installed!
The final step is to close and re-open Kodi, then you‘ll be able to access the brand new Elite build!
5. Launch the New Elite Kodi Build
To complete the installation:
5.1. After the build finishes installing, exit Kodi completely
5.2. Relaunch Kodi on your Firestick / Android box
5.3. Wait about 10-15 seconds for the Elite Kodi Build splash screen
5.4. Enjoy! Elite will launch with all addons ready to use
And that‘s it! By following these steps you now have the Elite Kodi Build installed and ready to start streaming.
Next let‘s look at everything included with this build.
Overview of the Elite Kodi Build & Addons
Now that you have Elite installed, here‘s an overview of all the features included and how to use them:
The Elite navigation menu provides quick access to all sections of the build:
- Non RD – Selection of addons that don‘t require Real-Debrid
- Family – Kid friendly addons
- Favorites – Bookmark frequently used addons
- Add-ons – Install additional addons from the Elite repo
- Live/Sports – Live TV and sports streaming addons
- Settings – Customize the build‘s settings
I really like the Favorites section which makes it easy to quickly access my most used addons.
Addons for Movies & TV Shows
For on-demand movies and TV shows, Elite bundles in top addons like:
- Exodus Redux – Extremely popular Exodus fork, updated regularly
- The Crew – Scrapes quality links from torrent sites
- Tempest – Great for older classic movies & shows
- Luxury – Pulls 4K and 1080p movie links from file hosters
- TempTV – Solid TV show addon with quick scraping
With this lineup of addons, you‘ll always find working streams for the latest movies, shows, classics, and everything in between!
Live TV & Sports Addons
For live television, Elite includes these excellent options:
- Rising Tides – Robust collection of live sports, news, entertainment and UK channels
- The Loop – Primarily US focused live TV addon with 50+ channels
- Xtended IPTV – Simple IPTV addon to load external playlist M3U URLs
- Mad Streams – Focused on live sports including NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and more
I‘m a big sports fan so having these reliable sports streaming addons is a must-have!
Beyond video streaming, Elite also bundles in addons for music, gaming emulators, fitness videos, and more:
- YouTube – Official Kodi YouTube addon
- Retro Gaming – Play classic console games like NES, SNES, N64, and others
- Fitnet Flix – Workout videos and fitness classes
- Zach‘s Repo – Install popular addons like Scrubs v2 and Ghost
Appearance & Settings
A major benefit of a pre-built Kodi configuration like Elite is that all the settings are optimized for the best performance.
Some of the customizations include:
- Custom Skin – Sleek, polished skin providing a great viewing experience
- Increased Buffers – More cache allocated to prevent video buffering
- Improved Scrapers – Settings tuned to source high quality stream links
- Auto-Clean Databases – Keeps Kodi running smooth over time
Plus you can easily further customize the build to your liking through the Settings section. Change menu colors, install new skins, set a default player, and much more.
As you can see, the Elite Kodi Build really provides virtually any streaming app you could ask for in an easy, ready-to-use package.
Next, let‘s take a look at whether or not it‘s legal to stream with third party Kodi addons and builds.
Is the Elite Kodi Build Legal to Use?
When using addons and builds from unknown third party sources like Elite, the legality sits in a gray area. Here are a few key factors to keep in mind:
Copyright Laws – Streaming copyrighted material without proper licensing is considered piracy and violates copyright law in most countries. Many addons provide access to unauthorized copyrighted content.
Community Support – Third party builds rely on the community to maintain their code and keep addons working correctly with consistent updates. There is no official developer support.
Personal Responsibility – In the end, it is up to each user to understand the laws in their country and make smart decisions about what content they choose to access.
To remain on the right side of the law, here are some tips:
- Use Elite and other builds to stream free, legal content like YouTube, Tubi, Pluto TV, or public domain media
- Consider subscribing to a legal streaming service like Netflix or Amazon Prime to access movies & shows through official apps
- Leverage a VPN like IPVanish or Surfshark to keep your streaming activity private and secure
While Kodi itself and community builds are legal, it‘s impossible for anyone to guarantee all content being accessed is properly licensed. Stay informed, use common sense, and take precautions to keep yourself protected.
If you run into any issues getting the Elite build installed or working correctly, here are some common troubleshooting tips:
Kodi Won‘t Open – Restart your Firestick and router if Kodi is crashing or won‘t launch. Also clear cache from Kodi settings menu.
Build Won‘t Install – Double check you entered the Elite repo source URL correctly. Try re-adding the media source. Also re-enable Unknown Sources.
Build Keeps Crashing – It may be a conflict with another build. Do a fresh reinstall of Kodi and try installing Elite again.
No Streams Load – Ensure you have a stable internet connection. Try manually updating the build‘s addons. Also re-authorize Real-Debrid if enabled.
Still having trouble? Feel free to contact me and I‘m happy to assist getting the build running smoothly!
Enjoy Elite on Kodi!
And there you have it…everything you need to know to get the Elite Kodi Build installed and streaming tons of movies, TV shows, sports, and more!
The step-by-step process with images makes it easy to follow along. Take your time and don‘t skip any steps.
While third party builds do carry some risks, our guide outlined how you can install and use Elite safely with just a little extra precaution.
Now grab some snacks, put on your comfy pants, and enjoy hours of entertainment with the Elite Kodi Build!
Let me know if you have any other questions down below!