How to Install Ares Wizard on Kodi 18.1? [Updated]

Kodi, an open-source software, lets you manage digital content seamlessly. With the content it offers, you would surely need a maintenance tool to manage it. With the Ares Wizard add-on installed on Kodi, you don’t have to worry about various maintenance issues such as buffering, slowing down of the device, and so much more. This article is a guide on what Ares Wizard is, its features, and how to download and install Ares Wizard on Kodi.

What is Ares Wizard? 

If you are a long-time Kodi user, then you must have surely heard of Ares Wizard. Although it went down for quite a time due to legal issues, it is back with a bang. Ares Wizard is an all-in-one tool for Kodi with builds, add-ons, tweaks tools, and maintenance tools

If you have used Ares Wizard in the past, you must know not to expect all the entertainment stuff such as Movies and TV shows it once provided. It is moved on to a completely legal ground offering only maintenance tools for various issues of Kodi such as Buffering issues, Slowdown of the device, System backup, Optimizing Kodi cache, Customizing video cache size, Internet speed test, Erasing all data, and so on. It also notifies you about Kodi’s health and updates if available. 

With all the above features, Ares Wizard, even without media content, still remains to be one of the best Kodi plugins. 

To manage all of your digital content at ease without any issues popping up from time to time, you will need a plugin like Ares Wizard installed on your Kodi. 

Let us begin with the installation of Ares Wizard on Kodi. 

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How to Download and Install Ares Wizard on Kodi?

Prerequisite to installing the Ares Wizard on Kodi:

Since Ares Wizard is a third-party Kodi add-on, first, you will have to let Kodi allow add-ons to be downloaded from unknown sources. 

# Step 1. Launch the Kodi app and click Settings from the home screen.

kodi settings

# Step 2. Under the settings section, click on System.

kodi system

# Step 3. On the left sidebar, hover over Add-ons and enable Unknown sources on the right.

kodi unknown sources

# Step 4. A warning prompt will be displayed on which you just have to click on Yes.

kodi unknown warning

Now that the prerequisite is done let us get along with the installation of the Ares Wizard add-on.

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Installing Ares Wizard Kodi Add-on:

Press the back button on your remote control to return back to the System screen.

# Step 1. Select File Manager from the System window.

kodi file manager

# Step 2. Select the Add source option from the left side of the screen.

kodi add source

# Step 3. In the Add File Source window that appears, click on <None>.

kodi add url source

# Step 4. Enter the URL for Ares Wizard in the space that appears and click OK.

In this case, it is http://areswizard.co.uk/.

Ares wizard on kodi add url

# Step 5. Under the ‘Enter a name for this media source, type a name you wish to give the source URL and click OK.

Ares wizard on kodi name url

# Step 6. Return back to the home screen of Kodi and click on Add-ons.

Ares wizard on kodi addons

# Step 7. Click on the Package Installer (Folder/Box Icon) from the top left corner.

kodi package installer

# Step 8. In the next window that appears, click on the Install from zip file option.

kodi install from zip file

# Step 9. Scroll down and locate the name that you have given the source URL, which is Ares in this case, and click on it.

Ares wizard on kodi install from zip

# Step 10. To get Ares Wizard Zip Download Select the ‘script. areswizard’ zip file and click OK.

Ares wizard on kodi install from zip

In a few moments, you’ll find the Ares Wizard add-on installed notification at the top right corner of the screen.

Ares wizard on kodi addon installed

You have now successfully installed the Ares Wizard add-on to your Kodi

To launch Ares Wizard, press the back button on your remote until you are back to the Add-ons screen.

Ares wizard on kodi addons

From the list of Add-ons, click Program add-ons

ares wizard on kodi program addons before

Once you are into the Program add-ons window, you’ll be able to see the Ares Wizard add-on

ares wizard on kodi program addons

To launch the add-on, just click on it and wait for a few moments for the add-on to load. 

Ares wizard on kodi launching

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Features of Ares Wizard on Kodi 18.9:

Once the Ares Wizard is installed on Kodi, there are various options regarding maintenance that Ares Wizard does. I’ll be listing them below. 

Maintenance – Found in the top navigation, it helps you delete thumbnails, thereby cleaning unnecessary images and icons. It also deletes packages and cache or temp files, thus fixing buffering issues and improving the speed of the device. 

Backup and Restore – Ares Wizard lets you do a full system backup or selective backups such as add-ons, add-ons data, favorites, sources, settings, or even custom folder backup. 

Tweak tools – With tweak tools, Ares Wizard lets you customize video cache size, CURL timeout, and Read buffer factor. 

More menu of Ares Dashboard – More features such as the System information, Internet speed test, Erase All Data/Fresh Start, etc, are found here. 

Kodi logs – The log file stores everything that goes on in the background with Kodi. With this log file, you will not have any problem finding when and where an error has occurred. 

Wrapping Up

With the Ares Wizard add-on installed on Kodi, you must notice that the app is now working faster than usual and you can watch your favourite media content without any hitch like buffering. 

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