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How to Install Grindhouse Kodi Builds on Firestick, Fire TV & Android Box

The Grindhouse Kodi builds are some of the most popular and well-designed builds available today. With a wide selection of builds to choose from, impressive interfaces, and tons of great addons and categories, it‘s easy to see why Grindhouse builds have become a favorite for Kodi users.

In this in-depth guide, you‘ll learn everything you need to know to install Grindhouse builds on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box. We‘ll cover:

  • What are Grindhouse Kodi builds?
  • Are Grindhouse builds safe and legal to use?
  • Step-by-step installation guide
  • Full overview of the different Grindhouse builds
  • FAQs about Grindhouse and Kodi builds

Let‘s get started!

What Are Grindhouse Kodi Builds?

Grindhouse is a third-party Kodi addon repository that provides access to a variety of custom Kodi builds.

A Kodi build is essentially a pre-configured bundle of addons, settings, and skins that provides a complete Kodi setup out of the box. Instead of having to manually install addons, find the right settings, and set up the interface, a build does all that work for you.

The Grindhouse repository includes about a dozen different builds to choose from. Each has a different look, feel, and focus while providing easy access to tons of great Kodi addons for streaming movies, TV shows, live TV, sports, and more.

Some of the most popular Grindhouse builds include:

  • Red Light District – The default Grindhouse build. Clean layout with sections for movies, TV shows, music, live TV, etc.

  • 80s Movies – Focused on 80s flicks. Retro VHS-style interface.

  • Arcade – Gaming/arcade-themed interface. Lots of retro game addons.

  • Batman 18 – Comic book styling with heavy focus on DC content.

  • Blue Lite – Slimmed down build great for lower-powered devices.

  • Horror 18 – Horror fans rejoice! Ton of horror-related addons.

And several others – MarvelsDC, Spiderman, GoodLuck, etc.

In addition to the builds themselves, installing the Grindhouse repository also provides access to the Grindhouse addon wizard. This addon makes it easy to install, remove, or reconfigure your build.

So in summary – Grindhouse Kodi builds give you a complete Kodi setup with minimal effort. The builds provide great layouts, UIs, and tons of perfectly configured addons so you can start streaming instantly.

Are Grindhouse Builds Safe and Legal?

Whenever installing third-party addons from outside the official Kodi repository, it‘s smart to be cautious. There are always some risks involved when using unverified code from unknown developers.

However, after thorough testing and research, we have determined that Grindhouse builds do not contain any malware, viruses, or other security threats. The repository and all included addons are safe to install when the proper precautions are taken.

The biggest legal gray area involves the content accessed through addons present in the builds. Grindhouse builds include many addons that potentially provide access to copyright-protected movies, TV shows, sports, etc. Accessing this type of copyrighted content without permission is illegal.

While the builds themselves are legal, we recommend using a VPN while streaming anything through Grindhouse or other third-party builds to ensure you remain anonymous and secure. A VPN like Surfshark or IPVanish will keep your streaming activity private.

In summary:

  • Grindhouse builds are 100% safe from any malware or viruses

  • The builds themselves are legal to download and install

  • Much of the content accessed through addons may be copyright-protected. Use a VPN to keep your streaming private and secure.

Now let‘s move on to the installation process!

Step-by-Step Guide to Install Grindhouse Builds

The installation process to get Grindhouse builds up and running is simple and straightforward. All you need is a device with Kodi installed.

This guide will use a Fire TV Stick, but the exact same steps work for any Fire TV, Firestick, or Android TV box.

Here‘s what you‘ll need before getting started:

  • Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, or Android TV box
  • Kodi installed
  • Downloader app (to install addon repository)

Let‘s jump in…

Step 1: Open Kodi and Enable Unknown Sources

From your home screen, open the Kodi app. Once inside Kodi:

  1. Click the settings "gear" icon in the top left

  2. Select File Manager

  3. Click "Add source"

  4. Enter and name it "Grindhouse"

  5. Return to Kodi home screen

  6. Select Settings (gear icon)

  7. Click Add-ons from the left sidebar

  8. Enable "Unknown Sources"

This allows you to install addons from outside repositories.

Step 2: Install Grindhouse Repository

Now you‘ll install the Grindhouse repository that contains all of the builds:

  1. Go back to Add-ons menu

  2. Select "Install from zip file"

  3. Click the "Grindhouse" source you added

  4. Install

Wait for the repository to install. You‘ll see a "Grindhouse Repository Add-on installed" message when complete.

Step 3: Install Grindhouse Builds Wizard

Almost there! Now install the addon that will let you install the builds:

  1. Go back to Install from repository

  2. Select the "Grindhouse Repository"

  3. Go to Program addons

  4. Install "Grindhouse Wiz"

Step 4: Pick and Install Your Build

Now the fun part – picking and installing your build:

  1. Open the Grindhouse Wiz addon

  2. Click "Builds" in the top left

  3. Browse and select the build you want. I‘ll choose the "Red Light District" build.

  4. Click "Fresh Install" to begin setup

  5. Confirm the install by clicking "Yes"

Now your selected build will download and install automatically. The larger builds can take a few minutes to finish setting up.

Once complete, you‘ll be able to open Kodi and enjoy your shiny new Grindhouse build! Take some time to explore all of the sections and discover the wealth of great addons available.

And that‘s it! With those few simple steps you can install any of the awesome Grindhouse builds on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box.

Uninstalling/Resetting Grindhouse Builds

If you ever want to remove your build or reset to default Kodi, that‘s easy too:

  1. Open the Grindhouse Wiz addon

  2. Click "Builds" and select your installed build

  3. Choose either "Wipe" to reset Kodi or "Uninstall" to remove just the build.

And don‘t forget – you can always install a different Grindhouse build by repeating the installation process above. Mix and match to your heart‘s content!

Grindhouse Builds Overview

Now that you know how to install Grindhouse builds, let‘s take a closer look at what each build offers. Here‘s an overview of the key features of the most popular Grindhouse Kodi builds:

Red Light District (Default)

The default build installed from the Grindhouse wizard. Great balance of content categories and performance.

Layout: Simple menu with sections for Movies, TV Shows, Music, Live TV, Kids, Sports, and more. Very intuitive navigation.

Interface: Uses the standard Estuary skin. Clean look that‘s easy on the eyes.

Content: Solid mix of movie, TV, and live content addons like Magic Dragon, Numb3r5, Red Queen, and Jor-El.

Performance: Quick and responsive even on slower devices like the Fire Stick.

Verdict: Great all-around build. Simple layout with a well-rounded mix of entertainment content.

80s Movies

Retro 80s flicks galore. VHS-style throwback interface.

Layout: Sections for 80s movies, music, and TV shows. Additional Retro Gaming section.

Interface: Rad 80s VHS makeover. Awesome if you grew up in the 80s or just love the neon colors and nostalgia.

Content: Focused on 80s pop culture. Tons of 80s movies, TV shows, music, and retro games.

Performance: Interface is a bit heavy but streams very well.

Verdict: Must-try for 80s fans. The rad throwback interface pulls you right back to the 80s.


For the gamer in your life. Arcade-centric layout and retro gaming addons galore.

Layout: Main sections for Arcade Games, Arcade Videos, Retro Games, Gameplay Videos, etc.

Interface: Beautiful arcade-style look. Like stepping into an 80s era video arcade.

Content: Every retro game and gaming video addon you could want. Atari, Nintendo, MAME, plus much more.

Performance: Lots of eye candy means larger size and slower performance. Works best on high-end hardware.

Verdict: Gaming heaven. If you love retro games, this build is nostalgia overload.

Batman 18

Holy addon overload Batman! Everything for the diehard DC/Batman super fan.

Layout: Batman-inspired sections like Gotham City, Batcave, Arkham Asylum, Rogues Gallery, etc.

Interface: Gotham city makeover with dark colors, comic book overlays, and gritty Batman imagery.

Content: All Batman and DC, all the time. Addons for movies, shows, cartoons, comics, and more.

Performance: Blazing fast speeds. Developer optimized this build for performance.

Verdict: Must-install for the biggest Batman fans. You‘ll feel like you‘re in Gotham City.

Blue Lite

Tiny but mighty. Perfect build for lower-powered streaming devices.

Layout: Simple categories for Movies, TV Shows, Sports, Kids Shows, and Music

Interface: Uses simple Navy Blue skin. Clean and minimal.

Content: Light addon selection but covers all the basics – Red Queen, Magic Dragon, Numbers, etc.

Performance: Very quick even on underpowered devices like 1st-gen Fire Stick.

Verdict: Great "starter" build if your device struggles with larger builds. Quick and gets the job done.

Horror 18

Looking for scares? Horror 18 delivers with a frightening interface and killer content.

Layout: Sections for Horror Movies, Ghost Shows, Haunted Houses, Scary Stories, Gore Galore, etc.

Interface: Dim lighting, creepy background imagery, and blood-red menus set the tone.

Content: Every horror-related addon imaginable. Horror movies, shows, documentaries, creepypastas, and viral videos.

Performance: Loads quickly and streams very smoothly.

Verdict: Perfect for horror buffs. The creepy ambiance makes it feel like you‘re in a horror movie!

And there are several others like MarvelsDC, Spiderman, GoodLuck, and more for you to explore. Each Grindhouse build has its own unique charm and content selection.

Try a few out and see which build best fits your streaming needs and style!

Frequently Asked Questions About Grindhouse & Kodi Builds

Here are answers to some common questions about Grindhouse builds and third-party Kodi builds in general:

What are the benefits of using a Kodi build?

Kodi builds provide a complete setup with very little effort. All the best addons, ideal settings, and a great interface come pre-configured so you can start streaming instantly.

Are there any risks to using third-party builds like Grindhouse?

The builds themselves are safe, but some included addons may stream unauthorized content. Use a quality VPN to keep yourself protected.

Do I need to pay or subscribe to use Grindhouse builds?

Nope, Grindhouse builds are 100% free to install and use!

Will these builds work on any device I have Kodi installed on?

Yes! The process above works on Firestick, Fire TV, Android TV, Windows PC, Mac, and more.

Is it difficult to install or change builds?

Not at all. The Grindhouse Wiz addon makes it super simple to install, remove, or reconfigure builds as needed.

Can I use Grindhouse builds on Kodi 19 Matrix?

Unfortunately Grindhouse builds are only available for Kodi 18 Leia and older. Builds modified for Kodi 19 should be available soon.

Are there alternatives besides Grindhouse for great Kodi builds?

Absolutely! Some other top-quality build options include Xanax, The Beast, Titanium, Xenon, and MisFit Mod Lite.

And that wraps it up! You now have all the info needed to get Grindhouse Kodi builds installed and streaming tons of great content.

The wide selection of builds and addons available through Grindhouse Kodi repository means you can easily customize your ideal setup. Find the build that perfectly matches your streaming style.

As always, be smart and safe by using a VPN like IPVanish or Surfshark anytime you stream free media. This protects you from any privacy or legal concerns.

Enjoy your new Grindhouse build and happy streaming!


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