We know that a lot of good builds are available for Kodi. However, not all of them might be compatible with your system and version of Kodi. Eg. As soon as you update your Kodi application to Leia, a lot of builds and add-ons will stop working. Other than this, many builds are heavy and even if you integrate them with Kodi on systems with lower specifications, they might not perform well.
Streamline Build for Kodi review
Interestingly, we found an exception with the Streamline Kodi build. The original build is lightweight and supports forward compatibility. This means the build will work even when you upgrade the version of Kodi.
Streamline has a heavier version named Streamline Fully Loaded which supports better add-ons, better graphics, and a better media player. However, the classic/original version is pretty sufficient for most users and doesn’t require many resources for functioning.
Enable Unknown sources
Since Streamline is a third-party build, Kodi won’t allow downloading and installing it by default. To do so, you would have to enable the option for Unknown sources in Kodi’s settings. The procedure to do so is as follow:
1] Open Kodi. On the homepage, click on the gear-like symbol on the top of the page to open the Settings menu.
2] Click on System at the right-bottom corner of the page.
3] Select Add-ons on the list on the left-hand side and turn the switch ON for Unknown sources.
4] A warning message would appear. Select Yes. The message warns you that installing third-party builds and add-ons could harm your system. However, Streamline is known to be safe.
How to install Streamline build on Kodi
1] Once you have enabled Unknown sources, keep hitting the Back button or Backspace until you reach the Kodi homepage.
2] Now click on the gear-like symbol once again to open the Settings menu.
3] Select File Manager >> Add source >> <none>.
In the field Enter paths or browser for media locations, enter the following path: whizkid.one/wizard . Click on OK.
4] Now, in the field Enter a name for this media source, type the name whiz. You could choose some other name too but we would use the same need for further discussion. Hit OK.
5] Go back to the Kodi homepage by hitting the Back or Backspace button repeatedly.
6] Select Add-ons > click on the Package Installer icon > Install from Zip file > whiz (or any other name you entered for the source).
7] Double-click to open the Zip file plugin.program.Whiz-Kid-Installer.zip.
8] Allow the source to install. The Whiz Kid Wizard Add-on installed message will appear on the top of the page.
9] A pop-up will appear. Select Dismiss for it. Select Continue for the next pop-up and Ignore for the last one.
10] Return to the Kodi homepage by hitting the Back button (or Backspace) repeatedly.
11] Select Add-ons >> Program add-ons.
12] Click on Whiz Kid Wizard (on the right-pane) > (Whiz kid) Builds > STREAMLINE > (Whiz kid) Fresh Install.
13] Hit Continue to initiate the installation of the Streamline build.
14] Wait for a while for the build to install. Then select Force close to complete the installation.
15] Exit Kodi and relaunch it.
The Streamline build would have been installed of your Kodi application.
Streamline has one of the best aesthetics among Kodi builds. It is fast and has sections for all the basic categories you would use on a build – Movies, TV shows, Sports, etc. It supports most of the popular, yet light add-ons.
Since the build doesn’t use much MBs of your space, it has limited capabilities. The pros are that it works with most devices and versions, is bug-free, and fast.