How to Install Kodi on Debian 9

How to Install Kodi on Debian 9
How to Install Kodi on Debian 9

Install Kodi on Debian 9

Kodi is a cross-platform, free and opensource media player. Kodi makes it easy to organize videos, music, podcasts from local storage, network storage or from the internet. It comes with a lot of useful features however you can extend its features by using add-on plugins. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install Kodi on Debian 9.

Prerequisites

Before you start to install Kodi on Debian 9. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Install Kodi on Debian

We will install the latest version of Kodi which is KODI 17.0 from their official repository as Debian repositories do not always provide the latest version. Follow below instructions to install Kodi on Debian:

First, Open /etc/apt/sources.list by typing following command in terminal:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Now paste following line at the end of file:

deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main

Update the package manager index and install Kodi by using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install kodi

Start Kodi

Now to start Kodi you can run following command in the terminal:

kodi

Alternatively, You can go to Applications -> Kodi to start Kodi:

The Kodi home-screen looks like given below:

How to install Kodi - Home Screen
How to install Kodi – Home Screen

Uninstall Kodi

Follow below instructions to Uninstall Kodi from your system:

First, uninstall the Kodi package from your system by typing following command in the terminal:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove kodi

Now open the sources.list file by typing following command:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

And remove following line from it:

deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main

Finally, remove the Kodi configuration typing following command:

sudo rm -r ~/.kodi/

Conclusion

You have successfully learned how to Install Kodi on Debian 9. If you have any queries regarding this then please don’t forget to comment below.

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