How to Install the Grease Lightning Add-On for Kodi

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the Grease Lightning Kodi Add-On.  Grease Lightning is a great Kodi add-on that brings you movies and TV shows.  It offers up super fast-starting streams and has an auto-play feature.  From the creators of the awesome Movie Theater Butter add-on, Grease Lightning reflects the content that MTB offers.

Grease Lightning is available in the Diamond Build Repo which we will be installing as part of this tutorial.  This repo also contains a lot of other great add-ons as well.

Follow these easy steps to get Grease Lightning set up quickly.

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From the Kodi home screen, click the little gear icon in the top-left to open the Kodi Settings

Click on System settings

Scroll down on the left until you have highlighted Add-ons. Then go over to the right and turn ON the option Unknown Sources

Confirm that you want to turn this on by clicking Yes when prompted.

Now Kodi is able to install community builds and other unofficial software.  Be sure that you are only installing the software you trust.

How to Install the Grease Lightning Add-on

Now let’s get down to installing the add-on in Kodi.  This is very easy but follow the instructions carefully to avoid problems.

Click the Settings gear on the Kodi home screen

Click File manager

Click Add source

Click where it says <None> and you will see a window where you can type a URL

Type in the URL for the repo you will be using to install the Grease Lightning Add-on. Type this exactly as shown here: and then click OK

Let’s give this repo a name by clicking below where it says “Enter a name for this media source” and type jewel. Be sure your window looks like the illustration below and click OK.

Now, go back to the Kodi home screen and scroll down on the left side and click on Add-ons

At the top left of the screen, you will see a little box symbol.  This is the add-on installer.  Click on it.

Scroll down and click on Install from zip file

In the box that pops up, you will want to choose where you want to install the zip file from.  Click on the repo that you added in the previous steps.  In this case, it should be called jewel.

Then you will see a few folders.  You will want to click on the one called INSTALL_DIAMOND_REPO

There is only one file here to choose from.  Select and then click OK.

Wait a little bit and you should see a message at the top right that says that the Diamond Wizard Repo was installed.

On the same screen, click on Install from repository.

In the list that comes up, you will see the Diamond Wizard Repo. Click on it.

Click on Video add-ons.

Scroll down the list and click on Grease Lightning.

On the Grease Lightning info screen, you will see that Install is already highlighted.  Click on Install.

Then you will be advised that other add-ons will be installed that Grease Lightning needs to function correctly.  Click OK on this screen.

After a bit, you will see a notification at the top right of the screen saying Grease Lightning Add-on installed

When Grease Lightning is finished installing, the YouTube Setup Wizard will automatically start.  You can choose YES or NO.  If you choose yes, it will ask the language and ask if you want to be geolocated.  So, I’m going to choose NO in this case.

Now, you can just click on Grease Lightning again and you will go back to the Grease Lightning information screen.  This time the Open button will be available to you.  Click the Open button.

You will see the Grease Lightning home screen.  Here you will find a LOT of different categories and sub-categories to choose from.  If you have ever used Exodus or Placenta or any of those forks, you will be pretty familiar with the layout of Grease Lightning.  Except that Grease Lightning has a lot more categories on the home screen.

You see the usual categories like you see in the Exodus forks, but if you scroll down you will see that there are a lot of new ones.

To stream the media, just drill down into the category you want and choose a movie, TV series or other media and click on it.  In this example, I will go into Movies and then People Watching and then choose Shazam!

After clicking on the media you want, Grease Lightning will start scanning the sources and then it will automatically try to play the best source.

That’s really all there is to it.  You will find most everything you can imagine in Greased Lightning as far as movies and TV series go.  It’s built from Exodus code, so you know it’s solid.  And Grease Lightning expands on its predecessor by having many more categories to choose from.

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