Objective

The objective is to install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - 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

Instructions

Install Kodi using Ubuntu Software

Using your Graphical User Interface navigate to start menu and search for Ubuntu Software application. From there search for kodi. Once ready select hit Install button. When preompted enter your password with sudo privileges:

Install kodi on ubuntu 18.04 bionic from ubuntu software app

Install Kodi from command line

To install kodi directly from a command line open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install kodi


Install from PPA

The below commands will install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04 directly from Kodi's PPA repository.

WARNING: As of now, Bionic is not supported by this repository. Make sure it is at the time you do this.
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

Start Kodi

You can start Kodi from command by entering executing the following linux command:
$ kodi
Alternatively, use you start menu and search for kodi application:

search kodi on ubuntu 18.04 bionic from menu


kodi on ubuntu 18.04 bionic
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