Kodi Pulse build is one of the best Builds for Firestick – hands down.  So check out this easy-to-follow tutorial (with Screenshots) and Video walk-through to install Kodi 17.4 Pulse Build in Kodi 17.4 (KRYPTON).

Here’s my tutorial video to install Pulse Build in Kodi, followed by my step-by-step written guide to set up Kodi Pulse build:

Watch the Kodi Pulse Build install YouTube tutorial video (above) or follow the Step-by-step written guide (below).

Part 1: Allow Unknown Sources

First, make sure “Unknown Sources” are enabled in Kodi to continue with the Pulse Build install process.




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  1. Select the Kodi “Settings” button (which is a “Gear” icon in the top left corner of Kodi’s home screen).  (See 2m29s in the video for this Step.)

    Install Covenant - system settings

    At this step, select the Gear icon to open the System Menu

  2. Now select the “System Settings” area from within the “System” menu

    Covenant Kodi Add-on Installation - System Settings

    Select the “System Settings” menu item

  3. Then, turn on Unknown Sources in the “Add-ons” area of the “System Settings” screen.   (See 2m48s in my Pulse Build install video for this Step.)

    Install Covenant Kodi Add-on - Toggle Unknown Sources

    Turn on Unknown Sources

  4. When Kodi asks if you’re sure, select “Yes“.

    Covenant Install for Kodi - Warning Dialog

    See a “Confirmation” popup?  Select “Yes” to confirm.

Part 2:  Install Ares Repo

To install the Ares Repo in Kodi, follow the steps below.  Ares Repo is a file location which stores the latest version of Ares Wizard!  Ares Wizard is an amazing collection of Kodi builds.

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  1. Select the Settings icon from the Kodi home screen (once again, this is the “gear” icon just above Kodi’s main menu).  (See 3m39s in my YouTube video for this Step.)

    Covenant Install for Kodi - system settings

    Enter the System Menu

  2. Then select File Manager

    Covenant for Kodi Installation - File Manager

    Next, the File Manager

  3. Choose Add Source from within Kodi’s File Manager

    Covenant Installation for Kodi - Add Source

    Then choose the “Add Source” menu item in Kodi Firestick (or other version of Kodi).

  4. Now select None to begin adding the new source (for the Ares Wizard install to continue)

    Covenant Kodi Addon Installation - Choose None

    Now choose “None”

  5. After the on-screen keyboard appears, type in this address: (http://ares-repo.eu).  After the address is entered, click (or select with the Fire TV Remote) OK.  (To see this step in the video, skip to 4m5s in my Kodi Pulse Build YouTube tutorial.)

    Install Covenant Video Add-on for Kodi

    Enter the URL shown.  Then press “OK” to continue.

  6. Then select the input box that says “Enter a name for the media source”.  Name the new source Ares Repo.  Then select OK. (See 5m35s in my Pulse build Youtube tutorial to see this Step.)Name it Ares Repo

    Name it Ares Repo

  7. Now select OK once more to completely finish adding the new source.
  8. Go back to the Kodi home screen.  Then select the “Add-ons” menu item from the Kodi home screen.

    Covenant - choose add-ons menu item

    Choose Add-ons back at the main menu

  9. Then select the “Package Installer” icon from the top left corner of the “Add-Ons” area of Kodi.

    Covenant Kodi Install - Add-on Browser

    Select the Add-on Browser (AKA the Package Manager)

  10. Then select “Install From Zip File“.  (See 6m31s in my Firestick Pulse Build tutorial video for this Step.)

    Covenant Installation on Kodi - install from zip file

    Choose to Install From zip File

  11. Now choose Ares Repo in the box that appears on-screen.

    choose the Ares Repo

    Choose the Ares Repo

  12. Now select the file named repository.aresproject-x.x.x.zip to open the Ares Repo installer zip file.

    Select Ares zip file

    Select Ares zip file

  13. Give Kodi a minute to install the Ares Repo (just wait – be patient!).  When Kodi is done installing Ares Repo, Kodi may or may not display a notification in your screen saying “Add-On Installed”.

    Ares Repo installed

    Ares Repo installed

Part 3: Install the Ares Wizard

At this point, we simply go into “Install From Repository” (see full steps below) to finish the Kodi Pulse Build install process.  Follow the steps below to finish up!  (For these Steps in the tutorial video, skip to 6m59s.)

  1. From the same area where you saw “Install From Zip File”, select Install from repository.    (For this Step in my Kodi Pulse Build tutorial, go to 7m10s in the tutorial video.)

    Covenant - Choose Install from Repository

    Choose Install from Repository again

  2. Then choose Ares Project.  (See 7m17s in my YouTube tutorial to follow along with this Step.)

    Choose the Ares Repo

    Install from the Ares Repo

  3. Now select the “Program Add-Ons” menu item.  (See 7m25s to watch this step in my Pulse Build video tutorial.)

    Add-on repository directory

    Enter the Add-on repository directory

  4. Select “Ares Wizard” from the list of menu items in the “Program Add-Ons” folder.
  5. Then press the Install button that appears in the bottom area of Kodi.  (See 7m40s in my Kodi 17.4 Pulse Build tutorial video for this exact Step.)
  6. Wait for Ares Wizard to install and launch itself.  If Ares Wizard does not self-launch, then go to the Kodi home screen and select “Ares Wizard” under “Add-Ons”.

Part 4:  Install Pulse Build in Kodi

To see the Steps below in my Kodi Pulse Build YouTube tutorial, skip to 8m50s.

  1. After Ares Wizard launches, dismiss any notifications that appear.
  2. Then select “Browse Builds“.  (Skip to 9m0s in my Kodi Firestick Pulse Build video tutorial to see this Step.)
  3. In the list of Builds, select “Pulse” (or similar menu name – may be slightly different)
  4. After selecting “PULSE”, enter the address displayed on your screen to get the Pulse Build PIN number.  (Go to 9m39s in my Pulse Build YouTube tutorial to see this exact Step.)

    Kodi 17.4 Pulse Build PIN number

    Enter the address shown on-screen into a browser window (smartphone or computer) to get your Pulse Build PIN number!

  5. Once you verified the Pulse Build PIN number, choose “Pulse CCM Krypton” if the version of Kodi you’re using is 17.0 or above.  However, if your version of Kodi is v16.0 (Jarvis) or 16.x, then choose “Pulse CCM Jarvis”.  Most users simply select the “Krypton” option.  See the bottom of this page for more info on the Kodi version and Pulse Build.  (See 10m51s in my Pulse Build tutorial video to watch this Step.)Kodi 17.4 Pulse CCM Build Install for Kodi Krypton
  6. Then select “Install” to begin the Pulse Build install process.  (See 11m12s in my Kodi 17.4 Pulse Build YouTube video.)
  7. After you select “Install”, select “Proceed” to get the Ares Wizard to begin downloading Pulse build for Kodi Firestick or other Kodi platforms.
  8. Wait for Pulse Build to finish downloading and extracting.  If the Ares Wizard / Pulse Build installer says “Errors occurred during extraction“, then select “No” because we don’t want to view the log file.  We just want to use Pulse Build for Kodi!
  9. When Kodi asks “Do you want to backup the skin / profile?“, select “No“. (See 13m15s in my Pulse Build tutorial video for this Step.)
  10. Then Kodi will say “Thanks for using Ares Wizard”.  When you see this, select “No“.
  11. Now Kodi displays a popup that says “Kodi needs to be closed.  Press OK to attempt to close Kodi”.  When you see this, select “OK“.
  12. If Kodi re-launches by itself, then you’re done!  Enjoy Pulse Build for Kodi Firestick.  Although if Kodi does not relaunch by itself, then re-launch Kodi yourself from the Amazon Firestick homescreen by going to Settings > Manage Installed Applications (13m33s) > View all applications > Kodi > Launch Application.


Pulse CCM Build Kodi-Version Info

In Step 5 above, most users will select the “Krypton” option.  For example, my Kodi version is 17.4, so I choose the latest version of PULSE Build, which is 17.3 or 17.4.  I installed 17.3 and it worked fine in Kodi 17.4 Firestick.