Looking to supercharge your home entertainment system? The Beast Kodi build offers a world of movies, shows, sports and more at your fingertips!
In this beginner‘s guide, I‘ll show you how to safely install The Beast on a Firestick, Fire TV or Android TV box. Just follow these steps to unlock thousands of streams.
Let‘s start with a quick overview of what makes The Beast so popular among cordcutters worldwide…
What is The Beast Kodi Build?
The Beast is one of the most robust third-party builds available for Kodi today.
Kodi itself is a free, open-source media center software. It lets you access videos, music, games, and other files stored locally or streamed from the internet.
Out of the box, Kodi only comes with the basic features you‘d expect. But using builds like The Beast supercharges it with:
- A customized interface and theme for easy navigation
- Pre-installed addons for streaming all kinds of content
- Neatly organized menus for Movies, TV, Sports, Music, Kids, and more
- Tools, launchers, and extras for the full entertainment experience
The Beast takes the hassle out of manually tracking down and configuring addons. You get everything neatly bundled up and ready to enjoy!
But first, it‘s important to understand the legal risks with third-party builds like this.
Is The Beast Kodi Build Legal and Safe?
Here is the truth about the legality and safety of Kodi builds like The Beast.
The Beast build itself is 100% legal to download and install. However, some addons bundled in the build may access copyrighted streams or pirated content.
Accessing stuff like premium movies and sports without a proper subscription is considered piracy in most regions. While Kodi and its builds are legal, certain addons and streams may not be.
As the end user, you are responsible for avoiding illegal streams and downloads. Thankfully, you can take precautions to protect yourself:
Use a VPN – Keep your streaming activity private and secure with a VPN like IPVanish or NordVPN. This anonymizes your connection.
Stick to free content – Movies, shows and other media in the public domain are fair game. But be wary of addons promising premium content for free.
No downloading – Stream only, never redistribute or download content to your device storage from questionable sources.
Be selective with addons – While The Beast itself is safe, some bundled addons may access shady sources. Use discretion.
Scan for malware – Periodically scan your device for any malware hidden in new Kodi files from third parties.
If you stick to free, legitimate streams and use basic precautions, Kodi builds present very little risk as long as your device remains secure.
Now, let‘s get into how to install The Beast!
Step-by-Step Guide to Install The Beast Kodi Build
I‘ll be demonstrating this process on an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. But these instructions work on any Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box.
Prepare Kodi for a New Build Installation
Before we install The Beast, let‘s prep the Kodi app with a few simple steps:
From your device‘s main screen, open the Settings app.
Go to Applications > Manage Installed Applications.
Find Kodi on the list and select it.
Choose Clear Data to reset Kodi to factory default settings. This wipes out the existing configuration.
Press the Home button to return to the main screen and open the Kodi app.
Click the little gear icon in the top left corner to open the Settings menu.
Go to System > Add-ons.
Enable Unknown Sources. Click Yes on the warning popup. This allows installing from unverified sources.
Return back to the System tab and select File Manager.
That‘s it! Your Kodi app is now prepped and ready for a new build installation.
Install The Beast Kodi Repository
The Beast build needs to be installed from The Beast‘s own Kodi repository. So let‘s add that first:
In the File Manager menu, click Add Source.
Enter this exact URL:
In the bottom box, enter a name for this source like "BeastRepo" and click OK.
Press the back button to return to the main Kodi screen.
Hover over Add-ons in the left sidebar and click the open box icon to open it.
Select Install from zip file.
Click the source you just added (e.g. "BeastRepo").
Select thebeast.repository.zip file to install The Beast repository.
Wait for the "Add-on enabled" notification when it finishes installing.
The repository is now installed! Next we‘ll grab The Beast Wizard to access the build.
Install The Beast Wizard and Build
Back in the Add-ons section, open Install from repository.
Select The Beast Repository.
Go to Program add-ons.
Install The Beast Wizard add-on.
Once enabled, open The Beast Wizard.
You‘ll see a registration code pop-up. Write this down as you‘ll need it soon.
On a phone, tablet, or computer, open your web browser.
Go to the website development-tools.net.
Enter the code from Kodi into the box.
Click Generate Token and copy the token it provides.
Return to Kodi and paste this token into The Beast Wizard, then click OK.
In The Beast Wizard, choose Builds from the menu.
Select The Beast build.
Click Fresh Install on the right side.
Confirm the install by clicking Yes.
Now sit back for a few minutes as The Beast downloads and installs! Once finished, you‘ll get a notification pop-up that it‘s complete.
Your device will likely close and re-open Kodi automatically. If not, close and re-launch it.
That‘s all it takes to install The Beast Kodi build! Now you can start streaming endless entertainment.
Review of The Beast Kodi Build Contents
The Beast stuffs tons of great content into an easy-to-navigate interface. Here are some highlights:
Movies & TV Shows
For movies and TV, The Beast includes popular addons like:
|Seren||Premium streams, Trakt sync, debrid compatible|
|The Crew||Exodus fork great for 4K and HD movie/TV sources|
|Venom||Large catalog of high quality movie and TV links|
|Scrubs v2||Lightweight, compact streams made for slower devices|
|Tempest||Great selection of older and recent movies/shows|
And many more video addons like Numbers, Loonatics Empire, At The Flix, etc.
Live TV & Sports
For live TV and sports, it bundles in addons such as:
|Rising Tides||Live TV channels focused on US and UK programming|
|The Loop||Streams major sports including NFL, NBA, MLB, and more|
|Live Lounge||Diverse selection of live TV entertainment and news|
|Supremacy||Decent supply of live sports and television streams|
Note that most Kodi addons pull live streams from questionable sources. For a better experience, I recommend a dedicated IPTV service.
Other Sections Worth Exploring
Aside from the main attractions, The Beast provides other fun categories:
- The Beast Music – Streaming tunes from YouTube Music, JioSaavn and more
- Kids Zone – Cartoons, movies and shows for children
- Standup Comedy – Hilarious routines from top comedians
- Retro Gaming – Old school console and arcade games
- Adult Zone – XXX entertainment (hidden by default)
And much more! Take some time to dive into all the menus.
Now let‘s go over some troubleshooting tips in case you hit any snags.
Troubleshooting Guide for The Beast Installation
Generally The Beast runs very smoothly. But occasionally you may encounter:
- Build fails to install fully
- Certain addons don‘t open
- No sources populate in addons
- Errors about missing dependencies
Here are some things to try:
Make sure you have Kodi 18 Leia or 19 Matrix. Older versions may not work.
Try a Fresh Reinstall instead of Updating the build.
Enable ADB Debugging on Firestick and check Log Viewer for clues.
Clear cache and packages in Maintenance after reinstall.
Double check that Unknown Sources is on in Settings.
Scan your network speed. Slow internet can cause issues.
Inspect repo source under Add-on Browser for any HTTP errors.
Update to newest The Beast version from their repository.
Ask community forums like Reddit or Discord for help.
With some trial and error, you should have The Beast running smoothly in no time!
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About The Beast
Here are answers to some common questions about this popular Kodi build:
Is The Beast completely legal?
The build itself is legal but may provide access to unauthorized streams. Use a VPN and avoid piracy.
Does The Beast work on all streaming devices?
It works great on Fire TV, Firestick, and Android TV boxes with enough storage space.
How do I uninstall or remove The Beast?
You can uninstall from the Add-on browser in Kodi. Or do a Fresh Start to wipe Kodi.
Is there a mobile version of The Beast for Android or iOS?
No official mobile build, but you can install Kodi with The Beast on certain Android phones/tablets. iOS is difficult.
What‘s the best video add-on included in The Beast right now?
Top picks based on reliability include Seren, The Crew, Numbers, Venom, and Scrubs v2. But test them out yourself.
Do I need a VPN like IPVanish or NordVPN to use The Beast safely?
Yes, a VPN is highly recommended anytime you use third-party Kodi builds or addons.
Where can I get support if I‘m having issues with The Beast?
Check their Twitter or Facebook pages. You can also ask the community at the TVAddons forum.
How often is The Beast updated?
It receives fairly frequent updates, especially after an addon goes down. Keep it updated for best results.
Does The Beast work on low-powered devices like the Firestick 4K?
Yes, it‘s been optimized to work great even on lower-end streaming hardware.
And there you have it! Let me know if you have any other questions down in the comments.
Unlock Endless Entertainment with The Beast
You‘re now ready to install The Beast Kodi build on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box!
It provides virtually unlimited movies, shows, sports, music, and more in one action-packed build.
Just be smart by using a VPN and avoiding any clearly pirated streams. With those simple precautions, you can enjoy all of the entertainment options bundled into The Beast.
Now grab some popcorn and get streaming! Feel free to reach out if you need any help getting this awesome build up and running.