The Best Kodi Builds for Amazon Firestick 2021

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 22 Oct 2021

If you’re looking to build up what Kodi can offer you, installing one of the best builds available can turn your Amazon Firestick into an unlimited media center. Although there are benefits to building your own Kodi setup with a variety of add-ons, downloading a build will save you time.

Builds don’t just contain a range of add-ons, though. You can also find custom skins and themes to improve your viewing experience. Finding the best build can make the difference between enjoying your favorite shows, movies, and live TV and having a buffery mess ruining your relaxation time.

Here are our top 25 Kodi builds available in 2021 and why you should think about choosing them. If you need help installing Kodi on your Firestick, check out our guide on how to jailbreak your Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can find helpful tips on installing Kodi, keeping yourself safe while you surf, and a whole load of other useful stuff too.

What’s The Best Kodi Build For The Amazon Firestick?

1. No Limits Magic

Kodi 18 Leia

No Limits Magic front menu

No Limits Magic’s Aeon Nox 5: Silvo Skin makes it look professional and easy to navigate.

The best Kodi build for 2021 is No Limits Magic. It has an excellent array of add-ons, breathtaking theme selection, and a diverse feature list. Because it is constantly being updated for new add-ons and themes, No Limits Magic is both sleek in design and useful in function. It’s everything you need in one place.

No Limits movie list

New movies are constantly being added to No Limits Magic, making it an easy-to-use build.

Coming pre-packaged with the Aeon Nox 5: Silvo Skin, No Limits Magic is as beautiful as it is robust. Searching through the libraries is incredibly easy, and the skins make the No Limits Magic build look more professional than some of the other most popular Kodi builds.

If you’ve been following Kodi builds news for a while, you might remember reports stating that No Limits suffers from slow performance. Not anymore! Now it is lightning-fast, thanks to optimized streaming builds. Meaning, you can cut down on annoying buffering periods.

No Limits Wizard selection menu

The No Limits Wizard has a wide range of packages to choose from.

What’s Included With No Limits Magic?

Some of the top add-ons included with No Limits Magic are:

  • The Magic Dragon
  • Deja Vu
  • Death from Above

Each of these fantastic add-ons lets you access great shows like The Justice League and the Sound of Metal as well, as live channels and sports. If you think that some of No Limits Magic’s features might now be useful for you, you can always install the No Limits Magic Lite build from the wizard instead. If you are using an older Firestick, this may be the best option to save on space.

Top 25 Kodi Builds: 2-10

2. Misfit Mods

Kodi 18 Leia / 19 Matrix

Misfit Mods Movies menu

Misfit Mods’ professional skin makes searching for your favorite films, shows, and sports easy.

Misfit Mods has released several custom builds that give you a fantastic Kodi experience. With Real-debrid fully integrated into all builds, you can instantly download and stream any content that you want.

Misfit Mods Live TV menu

Finding Live TV and Sports is as easy as navigating to the appropriate menus.

Whereas some builds can be difficult to navigate, Misfit Mods’ builds are as simple as scrolling through the dock at the top of the screen. Then you can install your favorite channels onto the build, complementing the excellent range of add-ons that come pre-installed. And while other Kodi guides on the Internet are, for some reason, stating it does not work with the latest Kodi 19.2 Matrix, you can rest assured knowing that the Misfit Mods build actually works well on Kodi 19.2. Trust us, we’ve tested it on our own Firesticks.

What’s Included With Misfit Mods?

Some of the top add-ons that come pre-installed with Misfit Mods include:

  • The Crew
  • The Loop
  • ThePlayground

In addition to a range of live channels and kids TV options built in, Misfit Mods contains everything you need to get started. And installing new add-ons is extremely easy too, thanks to Real-debrid integration.

3. Alienware

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

Alienware main menu

Alienware has a slightly outdated interface, but the ease of use and available add-ons make up for it.

Lightweight and responsive, Alienware is perfect for the Amazon Firestick. Designed for ease of use, this features-light build is simple to navigate. As another build that can integrate with Real-debrid, getting top-quality links is only a subscription away.

Alienware Wizard selection menu

You can optimize your build by downloading specific packages that only include what you need.

The range of builds that come available with Alienware means that you can easily optimize your Kodi build for your needs. Want to watch live TV? Use the TV Choice build. Need live sports streams? Check out the Swiftstreamz build instead.

What’s Included With Alienware?

Although that depends on the build you are using, Alienware includes great add-ons such as:

  • The Oath
  • Free
  • SportHD

Built-in movies, TV shows, and live sports – these are the perfect selection to start building your catalog of add-ons.

4. Atomic Matrix

Kodi 19 Matrix

Atomic Matrix Home menu

Completely customizable, you can change pretty much everything about Atomic Matrix’s interface.

With Asgard and Alvin built into Atomic Matrix’s chassis, you know that there are plenty of shows and movies ready to watch as soon as you install them. The user interface is simple to navigate (in fact, it’s probably the simplest build I tested out), and you can link up premium-quality streams through Real-debrid, Premiumize, and other premium streaming services.

Atomic Matrix TV Series menu

Atomic Matrix’s database is constantly updated to include the newest shows.

If you simply want to plug in and play, Atomic Matrix’s TV and movie database is constantly being updated to include the latest releases.

What’s Included With Atomic Matrix?

Some of the best add-ons that come with Atomic Matrix include:

  • Alvin
  • Asgard
  • The Oath

5. The Joker

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

The Joker build Wizard menu

Although all Kodi builds have many separate builds, The Joker’s depository is comparatively massive.

Look at The Joker not so much as one build but as a range of builds. That’s not unusual – many of the top builds provide 10+ configurations. But The Joker is fantastic because the number of pre-configured builds allows you to find one that is perfect for your needs.

The Joker’s Biohazard menu

The Biohazard menu available from The Joker wizard is the best build for the Amazon Firestick – it’s lightweight, sleek, and fits perfectly with the Firesticks specs.

The best build in The Joker bundle for the Amazon Firestick is Biohazard. It’s sleek and easy to use, as well as extremely responsive. Thanks to its low RAM requirements, you can load this excellent build and enjoy its catalog of fantastic shows.

What’s Included With The Joker?

This hugely depends on what you install on your system. Looking at the range of builds that come with The Joker bundle is the only way to know which useful add-ons are right for you.

But, include with all builds, you will find:

  • The Bio-Hazard
  • The Crow
  • SportHD

6. Titanium

Kodi 18 Leia

Titanium Movies menu

Titanium’s menu is intuitive and gives you plenty of sub-menus to refine your search.

With a sophisticated look, Titanium is popular because of the skins and interface included with the build. It also includes some of our favorite add-ons, such as The Magic Dragon and Death Start for movies and TV shows.

Titanium TV Shows menu

Including some add-ons that you won’t find in other Kodi builds, Titanium offers a unique experience for streamers.

The excellent catalog is mainly aimed at people who want a Netflix-style experience – find the movie or TV show you want, click, and watch. In terms of streaming, you might want to look elsewhere since there are free, premium streams available. I found the connections quite slow during my tests. 

What’s Included With Titanium?

  • Redemption
  • The Magic Dragon
  • Yoda

7. SpinzTV Fury

Kodi 18 Leia

SpinzTV Fury Movies menuWith one of the better search functions available, SpinzTV Fury has an excellent catalog of movies, shows, and live TV streams to keep you busy.

Maybe you remember SpinzTV from older Kodi versions – SpinzTV Fury is the updated build. The UI is easy to navigate, its sleek design shows films, TV shows, and live TV programs in a Netflix-style docker, and it comes with a range of great add-ons. A very good start for this build.

SpinzTV Fury Feature menu

The Featured menu is an excellent addition to keep up with what’s new on SpinzTV Fury.

SpinzTV Fury’s speed is excellent. Meaning, I could watch films without annoying buffering periods. This is thanks in part to the lightweight nature of the build, so it won’t slow down your Amazon Firestick too much compared to large builds.

What’s Included With SpinzTV Fury?

  • Exodus
  • Goodfellas
  • SportsDevil

8. Slamious

Kodi 18

Slamious main menu

This build displays all the great add-ons on the main menu, making the content that you want to watch easy to find.

Slamious is another build with a sophisticated design, but the team behind this one has pushed their built-in add-ons to the forefront. You can see all of the best add-ons that have been included with Slamious straight on the dashboard, helping you find the best shows with the intelligent search function.

Slamious Movies menuFinding your favorite movies and TV shows is easy with the intuitive search function.

Coming with a range of movies and TV shows ready to watch, Slamious is perfect for the binge-watcher. It’s also lightweight, so you can enjoy your favorite films without waiting through long buffering times.

What’s Included With Slamious?

Slamious makes their add-ons central to their package, so they’re all available in the main dock. Some of the brightest highlights include:

  • The Crew
  • The Magic Dragon
  • Yoda

9. Xenon

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

Xenon Movies menu

Although Durex and Xanax might have beaten out Xenon in the years gone by, the former builds are now gone, and Xenon is still soldiering on. Updated and simplified to allow access to a large selection of add-ons, Xenon is an excellent build for people who want a) lots of selection and b) plenty of tools for customization.

Xenon TV Guide menu, including a range of live streaming add-ons

The Kids Zone is a nice addition to Xenon. Some builds aren’t kid-friendly, so Xenon might be perfect for the Kodi fan who also has children in the house. Along with a wide range of live streaming add-ons, you can access different shows and streams to please the whole family.

What’s Included With Xenon?

Some of the best features included are:

  • Prime Streams
  • Wolfpack
  • Zim Kids

Together, these three add-ons make an excellent bundle for a family home. Plus, there’s plenty more to get anything they don’t offer.

10. Blue Magic

Kodi 18 Leia

Blue Magic Sports menuAside from No Limits Magic, Blue Magic is the best-looking build available today.

Blue Magic could get into this top 10 on looks alone. From a design point of view, it’s extremely easy on the eye and very simple to navigate. Thankfully, it’s also crammed with useful add-ons for watching TV shows and movies as well as enjoying live TV and sports.

Blue Magic Live TV menu

The simple but aesthetically pleasing interface allows you to scroll through live streaming channels from the dashboard.

Blue Magic’s main strengths lie in access to live TV and sports, so this is perfect if that’s all you need. Loaded video additions are included too, but this is for the sports heads. Adding outside add-ons to this build can be difficult, so think carefully before installing.

What’s Included With Blue Magic?

Because Blue Magic is mainly aimed at live streaming fanatics, expect to find useful add-ons such as:

  • TapTV
  • Oblivion Streams
  • Limitless Live TV

There’s plenty more for movies and TV shows, but Blue Magic is for the streamer.

Top 25 Kodi Builds: 11-25

11. Grindhouse

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

Grindhouse’s Right Light District skin on the Movies menu

There’s a range of skins included with Grindhouse, but the Red Light District one is the most professional-looking one.

An impressive library of movies and TV shows underpin why Grindhouse has remained as popular as it has. Designed to run on the old Kodi 18 Leia set-up, it has been adapted to work on Kodi 19.2, too. The Grindhouse wizard has many custom builds included with it. Meaning, you can choose the one that best fits your needs (although Red Light District is a quality skin and selection of add-ons.

What’s Included With Grindhouse?

Although Grindhouse has a number of different builds, you’ll find these classic add-ons in all packages:

  • Numb3r5
  • Magic Dragon
  • Jor-El

12. Neuromancer

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

Neuromancer main menu

Put together to look like something out of a horror movie, Neuromancer’s design is impressive.

Neuromancer’s catalog is built-on, amongst other add-ons, The Oath. That means you know you will get quality movies and TV shows loaded onto your Amazon Firestick or other devices. The design is particularly striking – using the Ghetto Aeon Nox theme, some of the graphics really are worth appreciating.

What’s Included With Neuromancer?

  • Butterfingers
  • Docula
  • Superflix

13. DaButcher

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

DaButcher TV Shows menu

DaButcher has some of the best libraries around right now, especially with the DaLight build.

With 9 builds in the DaButcher inventory, the team behind the DaButcher wizard has put the work in to get the best add-ons loaded in. DaLight (shown above) is particularly impressive and has an excellent selection of movies and TV shows to keep you busy. I particularly like how the search function lets me search for some novel genres such as “shadow.”

What’s Included With DaButcher?

DaButcher includes some of the standard add-ons you would expect of any high-quality build as well as some of their own, in-house add-ons. 

  • Bullet
  • Dab-Tube
  • Shadow

14. Element

Kodi 19 Matrix

Element home screen, Matrix skin

No one likes a cluttered dashboard. Compact and easy to navigate, the Element – Matrix home screen is perfect for the minimalist. 

Designed for streaming, Element can be integrated with Real-Debird so you can get the best streams without slowing down your viewing experience. And coming with some of our favorite add-ons available on the market right now means that Element is a pick for people who don’t mind a build that is a little less lightweight than it appears.

What’s Included With Element?

Element contains a variety of add-ons that make watching TV shows and movies easy – including some of the best ones on the market, like The Oath.

  • Seren
  • The Oath
  • Zim Kids

15. Maze

Kodi 18 Leia

Maze Movies menu

Maze is both lightweight and slick, so even older Firesticks with Kodi 18 Leia installed can get cutting-edge graphics as well as a large library.

Maze is perfect for older Firesticks, even though it looks impressive on the dashboard. This lightweight build isn’t RAM greedy at all. Meaning, it works just as well on an Amazon Firestick as it does on a computer.

If you have an older Firestick and a family to entertain, Maze offers a range of movies, TV shows, and content just for kids. Loading the latest movies doesn’t ever seem to be a problem – when I tested to build, everything loaded quickly and smoothly.

What’s Included With Maze?

Maze’s smaller selection of add-ons may be a drawback of this build, but it has plenty of entertainment rolled into it to keep you and your family entertained.

  • Exodus
  • Kratos
  • Venom

16. Doomzday

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

Doomzday Movie Hub menuThe Doomzday menu is minimalist, but the stunning graphics make it a pleasure to use at the same time.

Depending on the version of Doomzday you download, you may get a different experience. The Doomzday team has been releasing updated Kodi builds for a few years now, and this build is of the same quality we’ve come to expect.

Including some of the top add-ons available on the market right now, Doomzday has plenty of TV shows and movies to load or stream. You can even quickly edit what kind of add-ons you have installed on the build with the 1-Click Hub.

What’s Included With Doomzday?

If you’ve used an older version of Doomzday, you’ll know that you are getting high-quality add-ons such as:

  • 1 Click
  • Favourites
  • The Oath

17. Silvo

Kodi 18 Leia

Silvo Movies menuSilvo includes a wide variety of add-ons, especially in the movies department

Silvo is another older build that has some excellent add-ons for streaming movies and TV shows. All my tests showed that it was smooth and responsive, but the search functionality made this a strong offer.

The number of categories and subcategories may be overkill for some, but I liked testing out how granular I could make my searches. A useful feature for people with very specific tastes.

What’s Included With Silvo?

Silvo comes with some useful add-ons to find a range of movies easily, especially with the advanced search functionality.

  • DeathStar
  • Yoda
  • YouTube

18. Plutonium

Kodi 18 Leia

Plutonium Movies menuPlutonium has extremely impressive designers working on the build, meaning you get professional quality skins, like this Aqua Man wallpaper included.

Above all, Plutonium is an extremely good-looking build. I was impressed with how high-quality the skins looked when I loaded up the build for testing, but I felt like that visual design might have been a higher priority than creating a lightweight build.

Plutonium add-on repository

The wide selection of add-ons is enough to keep you busy for weeks. Some of our favorites are included as well as some less known add-ons.

That’s not to say that Plutonium won’t work on your Amazon Firestick – it was running fine on mine. But it was marginally slower than some of the other builds that I had been testing. Not for older Firesticks, but an interesting choice for the current generation.

What’s Included With Plutonium?

Plutonium’s wide selection of add-ons means that there is something for everyone. Some of the best add-ons include:

  • Aptoide
  • Invasion
  • Yoda

19. Ezzer Macs

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

Ezzer Macs Sports menuEzzer Macs isn’t so much an add-on as a repository for other builds. The Ezzer Macs team, however, has created a huge number of builds to include in their repository, so you know that there is quality in the wide selection.

If you want to test out a wide range of builds under one repository, Ezzer Macs is the one for you. It’s so broad that there are two separate menus stored in the one repository – Ezzer Macs and Ezzer Mac – the former has a text-based menu, and the latter has a graphic interface.

What’s Included With Ezzer Macs?

Ezzer Macs has a huge selection of builds and add-ons included, but some of the best ones include:

  • Arrakis
  • Dreadnought
  • Maverick

20. Maverick

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

Maverick Home menu

Maverick has a pretty standard UI, but the graphics make this a really impressive build to load up on your Amazon Firestick.

If you need something simple that looks great at the same time, Maverick offers plenty of choices. Loaded with the signature Terminator-style skin, Maverick has a simple side-scrolling menu and search function. There’s not a great deal to do on the Maverick build. You can just focus on what you want to watch.

Maybe this isn’t the most exciting build out there, but it serves a purpose. If you need something lightweight and easy to use, Maverick is right for you.

What’s Included With Maverick?

Along with the Maverick team’s signature Maverick add-on, you can get access to:

  • Deja Vu
  • Free
  • Skynet

21. Hard Nox

Kodi 18 Leia / Kodi 19 Matrix

Hard Nox Movies menu

With add-ons loaded to the scroll bar by default, Hard Nox has everything you need to find your favorite shows.

Hard Nox is simple in design – here are your add-ons, and here are the movies or TV shows that are associated with them. There’s something admirable about such a straightforward build, especially considering that it is still lightweight and attractive.

I found that Hard Nox was best for watching movies. A number of movie selections delivered some of the newest films to my Amazon Firestick (and some great classics as well). If you’re a movie buff, Hard Nox is worth considering.

What’s Included With Hard Nox?

Hard Nox has several great add-ons for movies, including:

  • Enix
  • Movie Vault
  • Yes

22. Duff Light

Kodi 18 Leia

Duff Light Movie menu

Duff Light is minimalist but full of great add-ons.

Slick and futuristic, the Duff Light interface is really easy to use. You won’t find sprawling selection menus, but you do get an excellent movie selection as well as live TV and sports – a fine option for people who want to keep it simple.

What’s Included With Duff Light?

Duff Light comes with some great add-ons, such as:

  • Incursion
  • Kratos
  • Loki

23. Steampunk

Kodi 19 Matrix

Steampunk System setting menu

If you’re into steampunk, maybe this theme means something to you. Expect to find lots of artsy interfaces with this setup.

Steampunk is another easy-to-use build that is lightweight and easy to navigate, even with an Amazon Firestick remote. Along with a selection of movies and TV shows, you can also scroll through the add-on browser. That’s something not a lot of builds offer, so I was pleased to be able to skip straight to what I wanted.

What’s Included With Steampunk?

As part of the Phoenix group of builds, expect:

  • Deathstar
  • Numbers
  • Phoenix

24. Green Monster

Kodi 18 Leia

Green Monster TV Shows menu

The classic feel is great – it looks like something I would load to the Xbox Classic.

If you’re the kind of person who needs a classic feel to a build, Green Monster is about as classic as it gets. The skins are designed to look like something out of Tron, and all the add-ons are loaded underneath the menu. Easy surfing, easy streaming, and easy on the eye.

What’s Included With Green Monster?

Green Monster includes:

  • The Crew
  • Fen
  • Numbers

25. SG Wizard

Kodi 18 Leia

SG Wizard Movies menu

Despite the slow buffering, SG Wizard’s excellent interface made me include it on this list.

Last but not least, SG Wizard is different from the other builds. The skin is excellent and gives you a functional image search of everything on your machine. But the build itself feels heavy and can suffer from buffering. The add-ons are great. However, it depends on if you’re fine sitting through some buffering periods.

What’s Included With SG Wizard?

SG Wizard has some excellent add-ons, including:

  • 1-Click
  • Mercury
  • Venom

How To Use Kodi Builds Safely

When using a Kodi build, you need to use a reliable VPN. Since Kodi builds and add-ons give you access to copyrighted material, you’re breaching Amazon’s end-user agreement and, possibly, local copyright laws.

If you choose to install and use Kodi add-ons on your Amazon Firestick, turn off Amazon’s snooping settings in the Preferences > Privacy Settings menu and then activate your VPN. Because a VPN hides your IP address (kind of like a postcode for the device you are using on the internet), no one will be able to tell what you are streaming. Using a top-of-the-range VPN also stops trackers, adverts, and malware from attacking your devices – always a bonus!

Why Use ExpressVPN?

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  • A no-logs policy, so no-one can find out exactly what you were streaming
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  • A private DNS, to improve your safety and connection speeds 

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FAQs

What is the latest Kodi build?

New Kodi add-ons can be found on the official Kodi website, in the Add-ons section. But finding the newest builds can be a challenge.

Seren is a popular Kodi build exclusively for Kodi 19 Matrix, but it wasn’t enough to get into this top 25. Check out the recommendations above (search for Kodi 19 Matrix) to find some of the newest and most recently updated builds for Kodi.

What is the best new Kodi build?

New add-ons and builds appear every day, but the Element – Matrix skin has been the most impressive Kodi 19 build that I’ve come across so far. With its simple yet sophisticated interface, this build made it into our top 15 builds (despite being so new!).

Small concerns about the size of the build held it back from breaking into the top 10. For more powerful systems than an Amazon Firestick, Element is an excellent package for accessing TV shows, movies, and live streams.

Is it safe to use Kodi builds?

Kodi builds are safe – as long as you only download trustworthy ones!

Just like when you download anything from the internet, there is a risk that some kind of malware has been packaged with the file. By downloading reputable and respected Kodi builds, you cut the risk down.

If you decide to investigate builds that aren’t on this list, be wary of what you find. If you are tech-savvy, you can investigate the download before opening it up. If not, you are probably best sticking with what you know is safe.

How can I install addons on Kodi builds?

Remember that some builds easier to use than others. Since a Kodi build is just a collection of add-ons with a skin slapped on top, adding any of your favorites that weren’t included is easy.

Follow these 8 easy steps to install your favorite Kodi add-ons over a build:

  1. Open your favorite Kodi build on your Amazon Firestick.
  2. Navigate to the Settings menu.
  3. Navigate to Add-ons.
  4. Allow installations from unknown sources.
  5. Navigate back to the Kodi home menu.
  6. Add the Add-on source URL to Kodi.
  7. Install.
  8. Enjoy your favorite shows!

Can I still use Kodi 18 Leia?

Yes, but you need to install a build that is Kodi 18 Leia compatible. Installing a Kodi build that was made for Kodi 19 won’t work (but a Kodi 18 build might not work for Kodi 19 either!).

Keep an eye out for updates to your favorite builds – the teams behind them may be currently updating the Kodi 18-only builds to be Kodi 19 compatible.

Is Kodi 19 Matrix Better Than Kodi 18?

Not necessarily in terms of builds, but Kodi 19 is more secure, has smoother playback, and is filled with useful features like subtitling, scrapers, and add-on compatibility.

If you have a favorite build for Kodi 18, you might want to wait for the team responsible for it to update it to Kodi 19. As old Kodi add-ons were written in Python 2.7 (which is now unsupported), they don’t agree with Kodi 19’s Python 3 code. Maybe you want to wait or perhaps try another one of the top builds that made it into this Top 25 Kodi Builds list.

Is Xanax Still One of the Best Kodi Builds?

Although Xanax makes it into a lot of people’s top 10s, it didn’t make it into this one. The new Xenon build by Diggz has everything that Xanax has to offer and more.

If you used to use Xanax (or are thinking of switching away), now is a great time to switch to Xenon or any of the top builds included in this Top 25 Kodi Builds list.

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