How to Install the Grind Kodi Build on Firestick

Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 2 Mar 2022

The Grind Kodi Build: Foreword

The Grind Kodi Build is an excellent Kodi Build developed by the famous Fire TV Guru developers. Fire TV Guru was also a popular build back then because of the various streaming options to the users. The Grind Kodi build was developed to give you the same experience as Fire TV Guru, and it has all the features needed to stream content quickly and reliably on your Firestick.

It is a great addition to the options already available for Kodi builds as it works smoothly on all Android devices, especially the Amazon Firestick, owing to its size. Within the build, you’ll get to stream from various categories, including live TV, movies, sports, TV shows, news, add-ons, and much more. The build is ready to stream as soon as you install it; you can find many popular pre-installed Kodi addons here too. In this article, we’ll show you how to get the Grind Kodi Build on Firestick.

Installing Grind Kodi Build

The Grind Kodi Build is installed through an external provider as it isn’t present in the official Kodi repository. To install the build, you must first reset the Kodi app to default settings. After that, you need to enable the unknown sources so that the app can install the third-party addons and builds.

Enabling Unknown Sources

Follow these steps to allow installation from unknown sources:

Step 1: Launch the Kodi app. You’ll see the home screen. 

Step 2: Click on Settings on the left menu.Kodi Settings button is indicated by a large cog button at the top of the left navigation menu on Home Page

Step 3: Click on ‘System’ from the various Settings options.Kodi System option in settings

Step 4: On the left menu, click on ‘Add-ons’ from the list. Add-ons option in kodi setting

Step 5: On the right, hover over the ‘Unknown sources.’ Please turn it on.Click on Add-ons and enable Unknown Sources

Step 6: A window will appear. Click on ‘Yes.’Kodi addon prompt to enabled Unknown Sources

Your Kodi app is now ready to install builds and add-ons from third-party sources.

How to Download and Install Grind Kodi Build

To install the Grind Kodi Build, follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch the Kodi app. Go to Settings on the home screen. Kodi Settings button is indicated by a large cog button at the top of the left navigation menu on Home Page

Step 2: From the options, select ‘File Manager.’Kodi File Manager in settings

Step 3: When you open the File Manager, you’ll see ‘Add source’ on both sides of the screen. You can click either of them. In Kodi File Manager, Add source appears as an option

Step 4: A pop-up window will appear. Click <None>Kodi Addon None highlighted

Step 5: Now type this URL for Grind Kodi Build: file manager, Add file source type URL for Grind Kodi Build

Step 6: Double-check for spelling mistakes and spaces. After that, click OK.

Step 7: Another pop-up window will appear for the media source. Type any name for the Kodi builds.

Step 8: Click OK.

Kodi file manager, Add file source type URL for Grind Kodi Build and hit OK

Step 9: Now press the back button on the remote and go back to the Settings menu. 

Step 10: Click on ‘Add-ons.’System menu and then click on Add-ons

Step 11: Click on ‘Install from zip file.’Kodi install from zip file

Step 12: A warning message will appear. Click ‘Yes’ to continue.Warning for installing Zip

A pop-up window will appear with ‘Install from zip file.’ Click on ‘grind’ the name you had chosen for the file. select Grind

Step 13: Click on the repository file that appears in the next window. Kodi Add-on browser Install from zip file, select repository thegrindage

Step 14: The app will start installing the Grind repository, and you’ll get a notification confirming that. Kodi Add-on browser GRIND repository updated popup

Step 15: Now click on ‘Install from repository’ from the list.Install from repository

Step 16: All repositories will appear. Click on the ‘Grind’ repository. Kodi addon Grindhouse Repository highlighted

Step 18: Click on ‘Program Add-ons’Kodi Grand repository, Program add-ons highlighted

Step 19: Click on the ‘Grind’ wizard.Kodi Program add-ons Grind Wizard selected

Step 20: A screen will appear for ‘Grind Wizard.’ Click on ‘Install’ from the bottom menu.Kodi Grind Wizard Install button selected

Step 21: Wait for the Grind Wizard to install. A message will appear to notify you when the installation is complete.Kodi Program add-ons Grind Wizard installed popup

Step 22: You’ll see a window for Grind Wizard after the installation is complete. Click on ‘Continue’ to proceed. You can also click the back button on your Firestick remote.Kodi Grind Wizard window after the installation. Click on ‘Continue’ to proceed

Step 23: Another pop-up menu will appear. You can click ‘Ignore’ to download the build later.Kodi Grind Wizard window another pop-up menu will appear. You can click ‘Ignore’

Step 24: Go to the home screen of the Kodi app. Click on Add-ons, and then click on ‘Program Add-ons.’ Open the Grind Wizard.Kodi Program Add-ons window Open the Grind Wizard

Step 25: Click on Grind Builds.Kodi Program Grind Wizard window, Click on Grind Builds

Step 26: Now you can choose any build and click on it to install.Kodi Program Grind Wizard window, choose any Builds

Step 27: You can either choose fresh install or standard install to install a build. Fresh install wipes the previous data before installation. Typical install is suitable if you want to keep some earlier add-ons.Kodi Program Grind Wizard window, choose install Builds

Step 28: Click ‘Continue.’Kodi Grind Wizard popup, click continue

Step 29: Choose any server for downloading and installing. If one server doesn’t work, you can choose another.Kodi Grind Wizard popup, to select download server

Step 30: Your chosen Grind Kodi Build will start downloading. It will take a few minutes.Kodi Grind Wizard popup, showing downloading status

Kodi Grind Wizard popup, showing installing status

Step 31: After the installation is complete, you’ll get another prompt for installing themes. You can choose ‘Install themes’ or ‘Cancel.’Kodi Grind Wizard popup, showing installing theme

Step 32: After canceling the install themes command, Kodi will close. Relaunch the app to start using the Grind build.

How to Stay Safe While Streaming on Kodi Builds

After successfully downloading the Grind Kodi Build, enjoy streaming content on it! However, before we conclude this article, we would like to remind you that streaming content without any protection can be troublesome or even dangerous. Whatever you stream online is tracked by ISP and the government, and in such cases, if you mistakenly stream any illegal or copyrighted content, you can also face legal issues. When you stream content without any protection, you are also vulnerable to hackers and spyware. To keep yourself protected while using any app, use a VPN. Fortunately,  ExpressVPN can help mask your identity and allow you to stream content anonymously. This way, you can hide your streaming activities from ISP and the government and keep yourself protected. ExpressVPN is safe, fast, and easy to install. We don’t recommend streaming illegal or copyrighted content. Still, it is imperative that our readers know how to protect themselves from hackers and other types of nuisances such as data theft. 

Before you start streaming, it is recommended that you install Expressvpn on your device. In this section, we’ll tell you how to install ExpressVPN on your Amazon TV Firestick. Following is a step by step guide;

Step 1: Go to Find > Search on your Firestick home screenSearch Function on Screen

Step 2: Type ExpressVPN in the search bar and click on it when the suggestion appears.vpncheck-spectrum-searching-expressvpn-on-amazon-firestick

Step 3: Click on the ExpressVPN iconAmazon Firestick Express VPN highlighted on home screen

Step 4: A screen will appear that shows the description of the app. Click on download for the process to start.ExpressVPN installation option on Firestick

Step 6: After the installation process is complete, you’ll see that the Download option has changed to ‘Open.’ Click on it and launch the app. When you launch the app, you’ll get a screen that requires sign-in.Sign In option on ExpressVPN

Step 7: Enter the email address and password that you used to subscribe at ExpressVPN on the web. After you’ve successfully logged in, you’ll get a prompt telling you about the VPN monitoring your traffic. Click Ok to proceed. Amazon Firestick connection request screen

Step 8: Now you’ll see the home page of ExpressVPN. You can connect to it by clicking on the power button:ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlighted

If you want to change server locations on the VPN, click on the highlighted server. You can choose any server location you want to:vpncheck-location-options-express-vpn-firestick

Once you’re connected to ExpressVPN, you’ll be protected from ISP throttling. You can now stream content from Grind Kodi Build on Firestick without worrying about data theft and hackers!

Accessing and Using Grind Kodi Build

Accessing and Using Grind Kodi BuildAfter installing the Grind Kodi Build, you can access it from the ‘apps & games’ icon on your Firestick Home screen. If you’re launching the Kodi Grind Build for the first time, it will take a few minutes to load because of the updates. You can also move the app to the first row if you plan to use it frequently. Move the app icon anywhere by pressing the three horizontal lines button on your Firestick remote. When you launch the app, it will start after 6 to 7 minutes when the updates are completed. You’ll get to see the home screen of the app, which is like this:

Grind Kodi Build Features

Grind Kodi Build FeaturesThe interface is user-friendly and straightforward. You can see lots of builds in the main menu. When you click on any option in the main menu, a submenu will appear and show related options. The main menu includes movies, TV shows, In-ones, Sports, Kiddos, Live TV, Add-ons, and more. You can also go through the pre-installed addons by clicking on the add-ons option on the main menu. Some popular addons included in the Grind Kodi Build include 7 of 9, Venom, IT, Limitless, The Crew, and others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Grind Kodi Build legal and safe?

Grind Kodi Build is not in the official repository of Kodi, and you have to install it through an external provider, as explained above. Downloading and installing any Kodi Build is legal, but what you stream might be a point of concern. 

As far as its safety is concerned, it would be best to use a VPN before streaming anything on the Kodi Build. The Grind repository URL doesn’t contain any malware or suspicious files, as indicated by the virus scans. However, Kodi always warns us before installing third-party apps as they can access our data. Thus, using a good VPN is helpful.

Are Kodi repositories and Kodi Build different?

A repository is installed before installing a build because a repository is a folder that contains builds. A build is present inside the repository; a repository consists of numerous builds. You can install any build that you want to.

Are Kodi builds and add-ons different?

A Kodi Build allows you to run everything on Kodi. It consists of add-ons, customized skins, settings, and electronic program guides. You can get all these features on your device once you install a build. If you don’t use a build, you’ll have to do all the settings and customization yourself. However, with a build you do all of it with one click. It saves your time and allows an easy way to download and stream any content from the web.

What is the best Kodi Build in 2024?

Kodi has a list of amazing builds, and choosing the one that is suitable for you is a tricky thing. The Diggz Xenon build is one of the most popular Kodi builds; it is the most downloaded one among all the builds. The Diggz Xenon Build is for all Kodi users, whether a beginner or a veteran user. It consists of many high-quality links and video add-ons for streaming. The interface is also user-friendly and clutter-free.

What more can I get from Kodi?

Kodi is available on various operating systems, including Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can install it on any device and stream your favorite content. Apart from the Kodi Builds, you also can use Kodi add-ons and skins. These are small files that expand the functionality and performance of Kodi. Different add-ons have different features. Some addons will allow you to access TV shows, sports, free movies, or on-demand content. Kodi skin will enable you to customize your screen, including menus, icons, and shortcuts on the app. You can also consider Kodi skin as a theme or wallpaper on your mobile. The Kodi skins allow you to add personalization to the Kodi app. Some good Kodi skins are Mimic, Nebula, Transparency, and Pellucid.

Wrapping Up

The Grind Kodi Build has got much to offer and is suitable for various users. It is available in the Grind Repository and has an attractive interface and many high-quality links. You can stream numerous live TV channels, movies, TV shows, news, and sports. The purpose of this article was to teach you how to install the Grind Kodi Build on Firestick. We hope that it will help you easily install the build on your device so that you can start streaming right away!