How to Install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04
How to Install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04

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 Ubuntu 18.04.

Prerequisites

Before you start to install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Install Kodi on Ubuntu

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

First, Update the apt package manager index by typing following command in terminal:

sudo apt update

Now install software-properties-common package by using following command:

sudo apt install software-properties-common

Run below command to add Kodi repository to your Ubuntu system:

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

Finally, update the package manager index once again 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 Activities -> Kodi to start Kodi:

How to install Kodi on Ubuntu - Activities
How to install Kodi on Ubuntu – Activities

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 remove the repository added by using following command:

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

Finally, remove the Kodi configuration typing following command:

sudo rm -r ~/.kodi/

Conclusion

You have successfully learned how to Install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04. If you have any queries regarding this then please don’t forget to comment below.

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