The installation of KODI media software is fairly easy and straight forward procedure. The objective is to install KODI media software on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux Desktop via PPA repository.
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Add PPA KODI repository
If applicable, first make
add-apt-repository command available on your system:
$ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
Next, add PPA repository:
$ sudo add-apt-repository -y -r ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
Now that we have KODI repository enabled, use
apt-get command to install KODI:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install kodi
There are two ways on how to lauch KODI application once its installed. First, is to start the KODI application via Menu button. Hit Ubuntu start button and search for KODI:
Alternatively you can Log Out and Log in with a KODI session. To do so, after you log out click on a small Ubuntu logo ( your login screen may be different ) and select KODI. After that simply enter your system password:
Alternatively, run KODI from your terminal within a current login session.