How To Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.6 Krypton

By | December 27, 2017

How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17 Krypton

UPDATE: The Ares Builds and Addon sections have been disabled. Only the maintenance tools will work. Read Here For the Top Current Kodi addons and How To Install Them.
Ares Wizard in the past was an all-in-one setup for Kodi that automated installs of Addons, Builds, Maintenance and much more.
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17 Krypton Overview
Recently they shut down the Wizard but have come back the with maintenance section.
The old sections for installing Builds and Addons is blocked out.
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Name: Android aba Repository (Ares Wizard)
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How To Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.6 Krypton
1… Click the System Icon from the top left
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 1
2… Click File Manager
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 2
3… On the left click Add Source
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 3
4… Click where it says None
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 4
5… Enter the URL:

6… Name it Ares Wizard and click OK
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7… Double Check everything is correct and click OK

8… Go back to Main Menu and click add-ons
How To Install Vortex Addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 8
9… Click the Package Installer Icon from the top left
How To Install Vortex Addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 9
10… Install from zip file
How to Install Salts Add-on Kodi 17 Krypton step 9
11… A box will slide open find Ares Wizard and click it
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 11
12… Click
How To Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.6 Krypton Step 12
13… Wait for the top right to pop up and say Ares Wizard Installed . (The Server has been running slow so it may take 2-3 minutes.)
How To Install Exodus Using Ares Wizard Kodi 17 Krypton Step 13
14… From the main menu go to Program Add-ons and click Ares Wizard.
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 20
15… Ares Wizard will extract and run which will take a few moments
How To Install Exodus Using Ares Wizard Kodi 17 Krypton Step 21
16… After Ares Wizard starts click from the top of the menu to select options
How To Install Exodus Using Ares Wizard Kodi 17 Krypton Step 22



80 thoughts on “How To Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.6 Krypton

  1. Richard Dayhaw

    I installed Ares wizzarc and can not get past the home page any help

  2. Carol

    Thank you~ It’s so helpful. After I try a few online, your one finally works.

  3. Jedi

    All this is good for is some maintenance and some tweaks but Aries wizard will never be the same again they’re out of the game so we should all stop trying

  4. Robert P

    Just copy and paste the address in step 5 of this tutorial into your computers web browser. select the and save it to your hard drive or thumb drive. in the addons area when instaling from zip browse to your c:/ drive or your thumb drive if on a device such as a raspberry pi. select the zip file you downloaded [usually it would be in the c:/users/%USER%/downloads/ folder where %USER% is your user name ] and you now have the ares wizard installed. Enjoy!

  5. David Bell

    Ares wizard is no more and has not been around for 2 months now, they are facing a lawsuit in the USA and they have closed all operations….

    1. Jamie

      Hi so clad you posted that. I wondered why my Ares wizard stopped working one day. Can you suggest another add on/build to use??
      I really liked the layout and search engine of Ares wizard
      Regards jay

  6. Brigette

    We are having same issue, we have tried multiple url and we keep getting nothing. Ive tried 6 url anyone know which are working

      1. James Moody Jr

        Jessica if Ares is gone you know of another url to use? I to like Brigette have tried all the url’s on this site and got no where so far. Thanks for your assistance in this matter.

  7. Joe Goodwin

    Like most…..I set up many, many boxes. however i am at my wits end. when i hit install from repository, it just keeps giving me” could not connect to repository.” I tryed 17.6 and even went back to 17.5 please help…….anybody have a solution?

    1. Raphael K

      I have been having this same issue for about a week now! What can we do to get past this?

  8. Elizabeth Robinson

    H i can someone help me? I keep trying to install kodi krypton17.5 on my android tablet but it keeps installing 17.6. I tried keep trying to install Ares wizard on 17.6 but it will not work no matter what link i use. Can someone help me?

  9. Luke Angi

    I am having the same problem as another….. I can’t get past step 15. Keeps saying “could not connect to repository” when I try to install from the repository. Any idea how to fix this problem?

  10. Brandon

    I can’t get past step 15. Keeps saying “could not connect to repository” when I try to install from the repository. Any idea how to fix this problem?

    1. rachel

      when I go to install from repository it jus stays on the loading symbol and still hasnt let me open using kodi 17.5 on Android box …any suggestions?

  11. Lori

    I just followed the step by step instructions on downloading ares wizard with kodi krypton. When I get to the step to install from zip file a big warning message come up saying that add ons will be given access to all my personal files unwanted behaviour or damage to my device that I would be solely responsible for. I stopped the download until someone can explain what is going on here. If anyone out there has a response for this I would love to hear from you. Thanks.

  12. Val

    I’ve downloaded ares wizard but every time I try to download a build it cuts off in the middle of the file extraction and the whole firestick resets……I’ve tried downloading pulse and dominion…….could it be my firestick which I’v had for months or is something going on with the builds??? PLEASE HELP ME

  13. Pamela Boyd

    Your instructions worked perfectly. Initially I was trying to install an old ares wizard to my Kodi 17.5 update and received the error message “couldn’t connect to network”. I got very frustrated because I had checked my spelling and the spelling was correct. The reason I was reinstalling the Ares Wizard was because I accidentally deleted it. The Ares path “ ” didn’t work for KODI 17.5. That made all the difference in the world. Thank you very much!! Because I worked with the old version practically all night until I decided to see if any other instructions were available.

    So, “” does not work with KODI 17.5.

    1. Tomate

      I don’t think is related to 17.5
      The version I have on my PI still works as is (no updates available), if you add any of the sources provided here at least at this time, they just don’t work on a new installation

      If you navigate to most of them with a browser all you see is “Paul_soffe_is_ dick” dated 2017-11-20 22:10

  14. Sin

    I’ve tried 2 urls with nothing in zip. 3rd url came back with failed to install. Any suggestions?


      I tried it took a while but it loaded. “”. it seems to be running very slow for some reason.

    2. makev

      i put the url “” and i was able to download and install the ares wizard.

      the problem for me now is how can i access the installed ares wizard when i open my
      kodi 17.5.
      i have not experience with this type of kodi. I was using wookie from
      .can somebody help?

      makev nov 11

  15. Sonya Ann Strunk

    After I go to Install From Zip File and hit area, there is not a link hit.. help!

    1. Jenny H

      I just got the same thing. All the way to 22, but no buttons that read “Options,” and if I click “Browse Builds,” I don’t get the “How to Install Kodi Covenant” screen.

      1. noulzpaps

        when you get to 16, click on add-on repository, and install collosus repository. once you have that, go back a couple of steps and click on the collosus repository, then video add-ons. you’ll find covenant there. also bennu.

  16. MN

    I just downloaded the zip file myself on my computer and transferred it my kodi device manually. Easy peasy!

  17. ernieGR

    thanks for the timely update dude! i was stuck and was usnig old ares url. this one’s totally working as of 18th august 2017. in fact, i filmed the whole thing using snag it and streamed stuff over covenant using ivacy instead. great tut once again.

  18. Jim

    Like am on my network and Internet but trying to add I get this error

    Could not retrieve directory information . This could be due to the network not being connected would you like to add anyways

    1. Brock

      You are probably putting in the url link in the “name” and the name where you want the url link. The url should be the one in the big box while name is in the smaller one below

      1. ernieGR

        the box on top is the one where you enter the url. the one at the bottom is where you enter the name, “Ares Wizard”

  19. Robbie A

    From Ares Wizard trying to download pulse build I keep getting “failed to parse wizard information”. Any ideas?

  20. Rodney Shafer

    I can’t stream sports,. Is sportsdevil an issue? and if so how do I fix without removing the whole program. thanks, Rodney.

    1. ernieGR

      i think sports devil is down atm. or at least it was last time i checked

  21. Brian Hilton

    After video add on . it says the add-on is installed . yet during down load of add on at the art work. time out ( Errno socket error) and I am not sure where to find the ADD on?

  22. Roy

    Ares wizard error, check log for errors. At step 20 what do I do now

    1. Ron

      I can’t get any wizards to work. What am I doing wrong??? HELP!!!!!!!

    2. mason siedschlaw

      Exit Kodi if you get this error, then right click on icon and run as administrator. will fix it.

  23. Maynard

    I keep getting Ares Wizard Error Check log for information at step 20. I have uninstalled, deleted the kodi folder from appdata and reinstalled, but same error. tried two VPNs from different regions.

    1. VegasDon

      Ive tried installing 4-5 times and keep getting the same error step 20. Servers must be down?

  24. Paul

    I did a completely fresh install of Kodi 17.3 Krypton, and the above instructions were flawless. Ares downloads add-ons and corresponding repositories. Thanks.

      1. scott

        i was triying for 10min and finaly downloading at 80%

  25. Iris

    Failed to instal from zip file. I notice that there are additional numbers on file not shown in your instructions, could that have relevance?

  26. Lew

    Can’t connect to the server. Do you want to add it anyway?
    July 23, 2017

  27. Simon

    Just tried to load this and it says ‘kodi artwork’ but can’t get any further. Anyone know any more? Thanks.


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