Kodi Rainbow Build

In this guide, we’ll show you how to install the Rainbow Build for Kodi. Make sure to check out our new Kodi Builds section for more great builds.

Before we start

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Rainbow Build Overview

Kodi’s Rainbow build is available from the Ares Wizard and is a popular choice right now. When installing it, I expected it to be quite colourful as it’s named Rainbow in Ares. It uses the default Aeon Nox skin with the same background image of a puddle throughout. It’s not a great build design wise.

The Rainbow Build for Kodi has categories for Add-ons, Cool stuff, Kodi section, Live TV, Movies, Programs, Sports, System & TV Shows.

This guide is for Kodi Krypton, and the steps below are listed for the Estuary skin. If you have any problems with this build, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll reply. Also, this build is not supported by the Kodi developers, so please don’t head to the Kodi forums for support.


How to install the Rainbow Build on Kodi Krypton

If a message pops up saying Unknown Sources needs to be enabled, check our short guide here. Ares Wizard repository not working?

  1. Open System (top centre cog icon) > File Manager > Add Source.
  2. In the top box, input http://ares-repo.eu/
  3. In the bottom box, input “Ares” and press OK to finish adding the source.
  4. Kodi home screen > add-ons > add-on browser (top left icon).
  5. Choose install from ZIP File and choose “Ares“.
  6. Install the ZIP File in there (repository.aresproject).
  7. Give it a few seconds/minutes to install.
  8. Install from Repository > Ares Project > Program add-ons > Ares Wizard > Install
  9. Open Ares Wizard, found under program add-ons on the home screen
  10. Choose Builds in the top left > Rainbow Rain > Install
  11. Wait for it to download. Allow Kodi to force close. Done!

Ares Wizard and pins

As this build is from the Ares Wizard in Kodi, you will be asked for a pin. When the message pops up, hit the “Get Pin” button. A web browser will open, giving you a 4 digit pin. Go back into Kodi, and press “Enter Pin” in the Ares Wizard. Enter the pin you received to get access to the build. You can scan the QR code or enter the given URL on your mobile too.

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    Originally there was 3 builds in this section it start with rainbow it had storm rainbow and rain rainbow died out in 16.1