How to Set Up Ares Wizard for Kodi 18.2 Leia / 17.6 Krypton
Ares Wizard for Kodi is back in action. Read our comprehensive guide to getting it set up and running on your computer or Firestick.
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There are pros and cons to being a veteran Kodi user. One benefit is that you may have heard of or even operated Ares Wizard. The downside is that you are no longer allowed to use Ares Wizard due to it being taken off of the market as a result of legal reasons. But there’s good news to be had. Ares Wizard has returned! Whether it’s due to popular demand or pure luck we cannot say. But what we can say and do is teach you the ins and outs of how to get this nifty little program installed for the latest builds of Kodi.
Before we jump into any further details or instructions, we wanted to let you know right off the bat that this new Ares Wizard update does not contain any entertainment additions. This new build only supports optimization and maintenance stabilization. It is downloaded in order to maintain the stability of the Kodi software. It may not give you any television or film selections but nevertheless, it’s very much an important part of the process to install onto Kodi.
It has even been said that this download helps Kodi with getting rid of loading or buffering issues. It even allows you to save your Kodi data should you choose to reset and reload Kodi onto an Amazon Fire Stick and any other similar devices.
(Warning: Before you begin installing and downloading any third party software onto your computer, it is highly recommended that you obtain a VPN, a virtual private network. This will allow you to better conceal your online streaming, downloading and browsing history and activities, and ensure your privacy.)
Installation Instructions for Ares Wizard on Kodi 18.1/18.2 Leia and 17.6 Krypton
After reading about why Ares Wizard is such a significant add-on to your overall Kodi experience, now you can read the following instructions to install Ares Wizard on your system.
Take note that these instructions work for the Fire TV Stick and personal computers using Windows or Mac operating software.
Step 1: Activate and turn on Kodi on the device of your choice
Step 2: Go to Settings. This is located on the left of the screen on top. The icon resembles a cog or gear
Step 3: Select System (for Kodi 18.x) or System Settings (for Kodi 17.6) which will appear in the subsequent list of options that pops up on the next page
Step 4: Select Add-ons and enable Unknown sources
Step 5: Return to the Settings page and select File manager
Step 6: Now pick Add source
Step 7: choose None underneath the phrase Enter the paths or browser for the media locations
Step 8: Type or copy the following address which acts as the download URL for Ares Wizard, and then submit it by clicking on OK: http://thelittleguysco.net/kodi/
Step 9: In the field titled Enter a name for this media source section, enter in any name you wish. This step is not particularly important as what you enter in does not affect the rest of the steps. It simply needs to be remembered for a later step. Enter in something simple like AresWiz which is what I will refer to for later on
Step 10: Return to the main homepage of your Kodi software. Now select Add-ons which can be found from the menu on the left hand side at the bottom
Step 11: Click on the Folders icon in the top left, it resembles an opened up cardboard box
Step 12: From the new menu that pops up, select Install from .zip file
Step 13: A new menu will arise. Click on AresWiz or whatever you happened to name the file previously. This menu is in alphabetical order which will explain and determine where it shows up.
Step 14: Click Repos, then select the file that pops up in the next menu. It should have a name like script.areswizard-0.0.69.zip and then press OK
Step 15: You have now begun downloading Ares Wizard. Simply wait as the download finishes and the automatic installation process will begin. You will receive a completion notification in the top right of your screen once it is done.
Step 16: Return to the Kodi homepage screen one last time. Open up the Ares Wizard program by going to Add-ons, then Program add-ons and finally Ares Wizard.
Step 17 (final): Ares wizard should begin loading
You’ve made it to the end. Ares Wizard has been successfully installed onto your Kodi device. The following mini sections are meant as an FAQ of sorts to wrap up any lingering concerns:
Ares Wizard is not functioning properly
Many people still ask about why Ares Wizard is not functioning on Kodi as it normally used to. Many of these concerns are related to the fact that the Ares Project was originally removed from Kodi due to legal issues arising in the United States. Though the Ares Project group has returned, it still merely functions as a corrective program for certain performance issues within Kodi. This change in official functionality was a response to the original lawsuit problems.
How To Install Ares Wizard for Kodi on my Firestick
As mentioned previously the guides for installing Ares Wizard on both computer and on Fire TV sticks are the same. The only major difference between the two is that you also have the option to download the Ares Wizard file on your computer. After this you may then move it to your Fire Stick.
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