Through this tutorial, I will show you how to install the Silvo Build on Kodi. This build is compatible with all the Kodi-supported platforms. This includes FireStick, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, as well as Raspberry Pi, Smart TVs, etc.
Silvo is a neat looking, minimal, yet feature-rich build. You can access various streaming related categories from the home screen, including Movies, TV Shows, Sport, Live TV, Music, Kids, and many more.
The build also lines up the popular or featured content for the chosen media category on the home screen so that you may start streaming quickly. It has several popular Kodi addons as well, which you can access from the video add-ons section.
Silvo Build takes more than 450 MB of storage space. Therefore, sometimes it may get a bit slow on FireStick or other devices with low-specs. For the most part, it works fine. It is quite smooth on computers even if they are equipped with moderate-specs.
This build has been around for quite some time. It gets regular version updates too. Try it!
How to install Silvo Kodi Build
The installation process of Silvo Build on Kodi is a bit stretched. Therefore, let me give you a quick snapshot of the most important things you will do. This will make it easier for you to follow the process.
- Toggle ON the security settings Unknown Sources: This will enable you to install the third-party builds like the Silvo build
- Provide the source path from where you will download the MultiBuild Wizard
- Get the Wizard on Kodi from the source
- Install the Kodi Silvo build from the Wizard
Let’s get started:
1: Open the Kodi Settings
To do that, look for the cog icon/button in the upper-left corner of the Kodi home screen (under the Kodi logo)
2: On the Kodi Settings window, access the option System
3: Now, you want to click Add-ons menu item in the left sidebar
4: The option Unknown Sources is now displayed on the right section of the same window
It should be ON to allow Silvo Kodi build
Click it if it is OFF
5: Kodi will try to discourage you from enabling this option with this warning message
Silvo Kodi build is completely safe
Click Yes to move ahead
The Unknown Sources is now enabled
6: Go to the Kodi Settings window again (click the cog icon again on the home screen or you may also press the back button once if you are still on the Unknown Sources window
Click File manager
7: On this screen, you may click any of the two Add source option that you see
You will need to double click if you use Kodi on a computer (and tap on a touch device)
8: This window is now displayed
Click the section where you see <None>
9: Now, this is part where you enter the source path or source URL
It is important that you type the URL exactly as you see here. The build will not install if you have the wrong URL
10: You are back on this window
Type any source name here
By default, it will pick the name mbwiz
That’s how you add the source path. We are now going to install the Wizard
11: Once again you need to be on the Settings window. You can get there by pressing the back button once (or by clicking the cog icon on the home screen)
12: From the following set of options, choose Install from zip file
13: Click mbwiz
If you chose any other name in Step 10, click that instead
14: Open plugin.progam.mbwiz.zip
DO NOT click the other zip file mbxboxwiz
15: The MultiBuild Wizard add-on is now installed on Kodi
It will take a few minutes
Your Kodi screen will not display the installation progress. But the addon is being installed
You will need to wait for the notification, which is displayed in the top-right corner
16: Immediately after the installation of the Wizard, you must see this popup window
Click Dismiss (or you may even press the back button)
17: And, there is another popup
You may again press the back button or simply click Continue
18: By clicking Build Menu option on this popup, you can go to the list of the MultiBuild Wizard builds (skip to step 21 if you click Build Menu option)
In the case, you clicked Ignore or you decide to install the Silvo Kodi build sometime later, follow the next step
19: Navigate to the home screen of Kodi
Click Add-ons in the left menu. On the next screen, just select Program add-ons
Click the MultiBuild Wizard addon
20: Click the option Builds now
21: Click Leia Silvo Kodi build in the Leia Builds category
22: There are two installation options on the next screen
I suggest choosing Fresh Install, which will reset Kodi to the default configuration before installing the Silvo build
23: Click Continue and confirm your intent to install the Silvo Build on Kodi
24: The build data will now download on your device
This is going to take a few minutes
25: Next, the build data will unpack and Silvo build will be installed
This again takes a few minutes
26: You must see this prompt when the build has installed
Sometimes Kodi closes automatically after the installation without showing any prompts
Click Force Close
So, this how you download and install the Silvo build on Kodi. To start using the build, simply restart Kodi
How to use the Silvo Build on Kodi
Whether or not you have any experience with the Kodi builds, it will not take too long to get familiar with the Silvo Kodi build
After the installation, you must restart Kodi for the build to load up
Since this is going to be the first run of the build, it will take a few minutes to set itself up. You might see notifications like Add-on migration, add-on updates, etc. Let the build do its things. This will make sure it works properly. The setup and updates take several minutes
Here are the categories you can access right off the home screen of the Silvo Kodi build (from the main menu):
- TV Shows
- Her Place
- Live TV
Based on your choice of the category in the main menu, the build displays the featured content above the menu bar. As you can see in the image above, I have highlighted the Movies category on the main menu. The thumbnails of the featured movies are displayed in a row above.
In the submenu bar (with Movies selected in the main menu), the related Kodi addons (such as Deceit, Numbers, Scrubs V2, The Crew, etc.) are displayed
You will see the same layout for other content categories like TV Shows, Sport, etc.
Let us now take a look at the collection of the preinstalled addons the Silvo Kodi build has to offer. While you can access some addons from the submenu bar for categories like Movies and TV Shows, if you want to access the complete list of addons, select Videos in the main menu and Add-ons in the submenu
This is the list of the addons. You can’t see all of them in a single frame. Scroll up and down to explore the entire list
Looks like you are all set to start watching your favorite content. However, do not forget that all your streaming activities and your online identity are still unprotected and exposed to your Government and your ISP. Streaming with third-party services may cause legal trouble.
Thankfully, you can easily protect yourself and go invisible from your Government and ISP by using a VPN. Whenever I am streaming with Kodi, I always connect to ExpressVPN and recommend the same to you.
ExpressVPN is the fastest and the most streaming-friendly VPN. It is also the most secure VPN.
With ExpressVPN, you get a 30-day money-back guarantee as well. Although I don’t see any reason why, if you do not like the service, you will get a full refund within 30 days.
Please remember that we encourage you to use a VPN to maintain your privacy. We do not condone breaking the copyright laws.
Before you start using Kodi for streaming, here is how you can protect yourself with ExpressVPN:
Step 1: Sign up for ExpressVPN Here
Step 2: Download ExpressVPN on your device by clicking HERE
Step 3: Open the ExpressVPN app on your device. Sign in with your account. Click the connect/power button to connect to the VPN
Great! You have successfully secured yourself with the best Kodi VPN.
In the end…
So, that’s the Silvo Kodi build for you. It is a tidy build with loads of popular addons that come preinstalled with it. This build has been around for a while and been part of our list of best Kodi builds since the beginning.
With a decent range of video add-ons, the build will always have lots of streaming options for you. Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, it has everything. The user interface is simple but packs all the essentials on the home screen. The main menu and submenu items make navigation incredibly easy. It is a solid build and a must-try.
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