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

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.

Kiran Kumar
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