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 sudo command
  • $ - 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
Ubuntu 16.04 add kodi repository

Install KODI

Now that we have KODI repository enabled, use apt-get command to install KODI:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kodi

Start 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:
Ubuntu 16.04 start/lauch kodi from menu

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:
Ubuntu 16.04 select KODI session

Ubuntu 16.04 select KODI session button

Ubuntu 16.04 KODI starting

Ubuntu 16.04 KODI started

Alternatively, run KODI from your terminal within a current login session.
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