Ares Wizard

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The Ares Wizard Repository/3rd party add-on is truly a must have for kodi. This is one of the most comprehensive repositories offering users Builds, Video Add-ons, Program Add-ons, etc, etc, etc. They have recently updated their repo address again and so, I’m updating my tutorial to reflect this and include the v.17 Krypton interface. Without further delay, let’s proceed with this tutorial.

Note: If you are unfamiliar with installing a repository/3rd party add-on in the new version of Kodi aka. Krypton v17, please check out my visual install guide Krypton v.17 HERE

Step 1:

From the home screen navigate to;

  • System (icon top left corner)

xbmckodi-krypton-settings button home screen

Step 2:

This is your System menu window with a much different look from previous xbmc/kodi versions. From the 11 menu items to choose from, locate and select the folder that says

  • File Manager


Step 3:

On the Right Panel scroll down and select the menu item that says;

  • Add source

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-file manager add source

Step 4:

Insert the following path exactly as it’s written in the field provided;

  • alternatively try…
  • Click ok

Step 5:

Name this Repo

  • .ares
  • select ok

Step 6:

Navigate back to your home screen and select;

  • Add-ons


Step 7:

Select the box icon @ the top left of your screen
xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons-install from zip icon

Step 8:


  • Install From Zip File

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Step 9:

From the list, select

  • .ares

Step 10:

Select the file that says


If you were successful with installing this Repository, you will get an Add-On Enabled icon the top right corner of your screen. Be patient as this may take a few minutes.

Step 11:

Now, select;

  • Install from repository

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons browser-Install from repository

Step 12:

Scroll down and select

  • Ares Project

Step 13:


  • Program add-ons

Step 14:


  • .Ares Wizard

Once you select the add-on the install window will open. Select the Install icon in the bottom right corner of your screen
Note: If your install is successful, you will receive an add-on enabled/update in the top right corner of your screen. Be patient, this may take a minute or two

Step 15:

Once you completed Step 14, navigate back to your Add-ons Browser window and select

  • Program Add-ons

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Look for the Ares Wizard icon and select it. The wizard will load. This may take a minute or two and you will likely receive a message telling you Kodi v.17 Krypton is an unstable build. Just select OK and ignore it. From here, to access all the available add-ons, select;

  • Browse Addons


Step 16:

From here, you can select;

  • Video Addons
  • Program Addons
  • Repositories

I recommend you select Video Addons. If you select an addon and the Repository is missing, Ares Wizard will automatically ask if you would like to install the repo as well. So, kill two birds with one stone if you like. Besides, I suggest if you’re going to use Kodi you should familiarize yourself with the layout, including how to install Repositories yourself (all of which is contained and explained here in my site).

That’s really all I have to offer with respect to the Ares Wizard. I hope this was helpful. All the best!