Install KODI Media Center on elementary OS, Ubuntu, Linux Mint

KODI Media Center
KODI Media Center

KODI is one of the best media players for almost all platforms including Linux and Android. It serves also as a great standalone player when installed on a Raspberry Pi or equivalent ARM boards. It’s user interface is similar to that of standalone Bluray players and highly optimized for remote control. I use KODI on my elementary OS for playing video content when connected to TV via HDMI cable.

KODI Media Center
KODI Media Center

Install KODI Media Center on Ubuntu-based distros

I’m showing the installation on elementary OS, but it should work on all Ubuntu-based distributions including Linux Mint.

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’ from the ‘Applications’ search box.

STEP 2: Type the following commands one at a time and hit enter each time. We are adding KODI repository source to the list.

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

STEP 3: Perform a update of the system.

sudo apt-get update

STEP 4: Now it’s time to install KODI.

sudo apt-get install kodi

STEP 5: Go to ‘Applications’ and look for ‘KODI’. You will see KODI Media Center.

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