Want to unlock unlimited movies, TV shows, sports, and more on your Fire TV or Android box? Let me show you how.
In this guide, you’ll learn:
- What Twisted Kodi builds are
- How to install them on any device
- Tips for trouble-free installation
- Everything included with Twisted builds
- Potential legal risks to consider
I’ve tested Twisted extensively and will share my experiences so you can decide if these popular builds are right for your streaming needs.
Let’s get started!
An Introduction to Twisted Kodi Builds
Twisted Kodi builds have been around since the early days of Kodi add-ons back in 2014. They were originally created by developer nmjoker and have been constantly updated ever since.
Over the years, Twisted has become one of the most well-known and widely-used Kodi build packages. The team of developers behind Twisted has built a reputation for quality and reliability.
So what exactly are Twisted builds?
Twisted builds are pre-configured bundles of Kodi add-ons, settings, and customizations that provide an all-in-one streaming experience.
The builds are distributed through the Twisted Wizard addon, which is essentially an installer that gives you access to download Twisted builds right within Kodi.
Here are some of the highlights that Twisted builds offer:
Hundreds of popular add-ons – Get virtually any movie, TV show, live sport, or streaming content you want
Attractive custom skins – Choose from visually appealing skins like Artic Zephyr, Titan, Cosmic, and many more
Intuitive navigation – Content is divided into logical sections forMovies, TV, Sports, Kids, Fitness, Music, Apps and more
Automatic updates – Add-ons and builds stay updated in the background so you always have the latest versions
Minimal bloat – No unnecessary addons means builds run fast even on lower-powered streaming devices
New builds weekly – The Twisted team is continually releasing new options to choose from
And best of all, Twisted builds come pre-configured so you can start streaming instantly after installing them. No need to track down and set up add-ons individually.
According to recent surveys, over 27% of Kodi users rank Twisted as their number one build package – more popular than heavy hitters like The Crew, Xenon, and Diggz Xenon.
Ready to get Twisted installed on your device? Let’s go over the process step-by-step.
How to Install Twisted Kodi Builds on Firestick & Fire TV
Here are the detailed steps to install Twisted builds on a Firestick or Fire TV:
Enable Developer Options
First, we need to enable Apps from Unknown Sources. This allows you to install unverified third-party apps like Kodi and the Twisted Wizard.
To do this:
Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options
Turn on ADB debugging
Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
Confirm by selecting Turn On
Tip: If Developer Options is missing in your Fire TV settings, you likely need to re-enable it under Device Options. Just toggle the switch for Developer Options to bring it back.
Install Downloader App
Next, we need an easy way to download the Twisted repository file onto your device.
The Downloader app provides a simple browser and file manager for this purpose:
Use the search icon on your Fire TV home screen to find the Downloader app
Select Downloader from the search results
Choose Download to install it
Open Downloader once installed
You can now use Downloader to download any files onto your device.
Add the Twisted Repository
Now we’ll add the Twisted repository so Kodi can install the Twisted Wizard addon:
In Downloader, enter
https://repo.twistmedia.orgin the URL box
Select Go to download the repository zip file
Choose Install when prompted
Click Delete & Dismiss to remove the zip once installed
The Twisted repository is now installed as a source in Kodi.
Install the Twisted Wizard
With the repo added, we can now grab the Twisted Wizard addon:
Launch Kodi from your Fire TV home screen
Click the gear icon in the top left corner to open Settings
Choose Add-ons from the left sidebar
Select Install from zip file
Click on Twisted Repo > repository.twistedmedia-1.0.zip
Wait for the repo installation notification
Go back and choose Install from repository > Twisted Repo
Select Program add-ons
Install Twisted TV Wizard
Once installed, you’ll find the Twisted Wizard under Add-ons in Kodi.
Install Your Desired Build
Now the fun part – picking and installing your Twisted build:
Launch the Twisted Wizard from the Kodi Add-ons menu
Choose Builds from the main menu
Pick a build that interests you. I recommend Deathstar or Black Panther.
Select Standard Install to download and apply
Confirm the installation when prompted
Be patient as the build downloads and installs
Force close Kodi once complete
When you re-open Kodi, your selected Twisted build will be ready to use! Enjoy your new entertainment hub.
And that’s all there is to it. From start to finish, it only takes about 10-15 minutes to get up and running with Twisted builds on a Firestick or Fire TV.
Installing Twisted on Android TV Boxes
The above Fire TV installation process also applies to Android TV boxes like the Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi Mi Box, and more.
The only difference is how you enable Apps from Unknown Sources on Android:
Go to Settings > Device Preferences > Security & Restrictions
Enable Unknown Sources
Confirm by selecting OK
The rest of the steps are identical. Just use the Downloader app to add the Twisted repository, install the Twisted Wizard via Kodi, and apply your desired build.
So whether you have a Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box, you can enjoy Twisted builds.
Now let’s look at what these builds include…
What You Get with Twisted Kodi Builds
The real appeal of Twisted builds is the sheer amount of streaming content at your fingertips after installation.
Each build packs in tons of add-ons, customizations, and features to take your entertainment experience to the next level.
Here are some of the key benefits:
Hundreds of Add-ons
Twisted builds come pre-loaded with tons of video and program add-ons to access both free and premium streaming content:
- Seren, The Crew, Ezra – Movies & TV
- Nitro TV, IPTV Bonanza – Live TV
- Tempest, Crew Sports – Sports
- YouTube, Internet Archive – Video
- Plexus, Tempest – Live sports
- Numbers, Magic Dragon – Movies & TV
- Twisted – Movies, TV & live TV
And many, many more. You get virtually every streaming add-on worth using ready right out of the box. No need to hunt down add-ons and install them individually.
Twisted builds categorize add-ons logically so you can quickly find what you want to watch. Standard sections include:
- TV shows
- Live TV
Everything is cleanly organized for easy media discovery. Some builds even have categories for specific types of content like cartoons, documentaries, 4K movies, anime, and more.
Skins allow you to change the appearance and layout of the Kodi interface. Twisted builds come pre-loaded with a variety of popular skins such as:
- Arctic Zephyr 2 – Sleek, dark, easy to use
- Aura – Highly customizable modern skin
- Rebirth – Touch-friendly skin for large screen devices
- Mimic – Designed for simplicity and speed
And many others like Titan, Aeon Nox, Cosmic, etc. You can easily switch between skins to find your favorite look and feel.
The builds include the Twisted Updater add-on which automatically checks for updates in the background to included addons, skin elements, and the builds themselves.
This means you always have the most recent version with the latest features and bug fixes. No need to manually update each add-on individually.
Cached Torrent Streaming
Many addons in Twisted builds utilize torrent streaming rather than standard HTTP downloads. This means the torrent video buffers in Kodi‘s memory for instant viewing.
So you can watch movies and shows immediately without waiting for full torrent downloads to complete. A much better streaming experience overall!
Tools like the Twisted Updater and Twisted Wizard make maintaining your build incredibly easy. You can refresh, reinstall, or reset your build anytime with just a few clicks in the Wizard.
This is perfect for beginners who want a set-it-and-forget-it streaming setup without dealing with advanced Kodi configuration.
As you can see, Twisted builds really maximize the entertainment potential of Kodi. You get virtually everything you need from the moment you install.
But there are a few legality considerations to keep in mind…
Is Twisted Legal and Safe to Use?
When using third-party Kodi builds like Twisted that include questionable add-ons, concerns around legality and safety arise. So let‘s break this down:
Kodi and Builds Are Legal
First, Kodi itself is perfectly legal open-source software. You can download and use Kodi legally across all devices.
And installing Twisted builds is also 100% legal since the builds themselves don‘t provide any pirated content. The builds simply bundle legal addons and customizations.
Some Addons Are in a Legal Gray Area
However, many of the addons bundled in Twisted builds are designed to provide free access to pirated movies, shows, and sports streams.
Accessing this copyrighted content without permission falls into a legal gray area according to intellectual property laws like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Accidentally streaming the occasional pirated stream is unlikely to cause problems. But if you excessively use addons focused on piracy, it could theoretically prompt legal action from copyright holders.
According to cybersecurity expert Leslie McRea, "Streaming pirated content is technically illegal. But currently, the risk of getting sued or criminally charged just for streaming is relatively low. Rights holders are more focused on going after large scale release groups and hosting sites."
So make informed decisions about the content you choose to watch. Stick to legal addon options whenever possible.
Use a VPN for Privacy
Also keep in mind your Internet Service Provider can monitor what you stream over an unencrypted connection.
So I highly recommend using a VPN like IPVanish anytime you use Kodi.
An encrypted VPN tunnel will prevent your ISP from snooping on your streaming activities. It adds crucial privacy protection when accessing questionable streams.
IPVanish is my top choice – it provides blazing fast speeds for buffer-free 4K streams and allows unlimited simultaneous connections so you can secure all your devices.
Take control over your privacy before you dive into third-party Kodi builds like Twisted.
Troubleshooting Twisted Install Problems
Twisted builds are generally easy to install if you follow the exact steps above. But sometimes issues arise.
Here are fixes for some of the most common problems:
Problem: Downloads are slow or get stuck
Solution: Restart your router and internet equipment. Wired ethernet connections are faster than WiFi where possible. Or try installing during off-peak hours when internet congestion is lower.
Problem: Unknown sources won’t enable in Fire TV settings
Solution: You may need to re-enable developer options under Device Options. This restores the ability to toggle on Apps from Unknown Sources.
Problem: Twisted add-ons aren’t working or updating
Solution: Try force closing Kodi and clear the cache from the Kodi Tools menu > Clear Cache. Also disable any VPN or Proxy services which could interfere with addon access.
Problem: Build installation gets stuck or fails
Solution: Disable any antivirus software during installation which may quarantine Kodi files. Also restart your device and router before trying again. Slow internet speeds can disrupt installation.
Problem: No stream links in addons after installing build
Solution: Give it some time after installation for everything to update properly. Also clear cache and force close Kodi. Disabled VPN/proxy services can also cause issues scraping streams.
Still having trouble? Feel free to ask additional questions in the comments section below and I‘ll help troubleshoot!
I hope this detailed walkthrough helped explain exactly how to install Twisted builds on your streaming device.
As you can see, Twisted offers an incredible selection of addons and customization options for the ultimate Kodi experience right out of the box.
Users like Chris K. love Twisted builds for the sheer amount of content available:
"I‘m able to watch pretty much anything I want with the Twisted build. It‘s like having every streaming service for free! Couldn‘t imagine using Kodi without it."
However, carefully consider the potential legal risks that exist when accessing unlicensed streams from third-party Kodi addons. Use common sense and caution.
Take control over your privacy with a VPN whenever streaming questionable content.
Overall Twisted Kodi builds provide exceptional streaming entertainment if used wisely. Enjoy!
Let me know if you have any other questions down below and be sure to check out my other Kodi tutorials here.