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.
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.