How to install Kodi media player on Ubuntu Linux

Kodi formerly known as XBMC is a free and open source home-theater PC media player software for Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Android , iOS and tvOS. It is developed by the non-profit XBMC/Kodi Foundation. Using Kodi you can play and view videos, music, podcasts from local and network storage media and the internet.

Install Kodi media player on Ubuntu

You can install kodi on ubuntu via PPA. Open your terminal app. Type the below command and press the enter key.

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

Type your Ubuntu password. Then run the below command in terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

Then press the enter key. This will add the Kodi PPA on your system. Then run the below command,

sudo apt-get update

After that execute the below command to install Kodi media player on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install kodi

Type Y and press the enter key to confirm the installation of Kodi.After the successful installation of Kodi restart your ubuntu. Click the Dash home from unity launcher. And type Kodi in the search field. Then click kodi to open it.

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You can also install the latest development version by running below command one by one.

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi
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