Kodi is one of the most popular media player software application currently available. In this tutorial you will learn how to install Kodi on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Kodi from command line
  • How to install Kodi from GUI
  • How to start Kodi

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software KODI
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
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

How to install Kodi on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

  1. Open the Software application from the Activities menu.
    Within the Software application search for Kodi and press Install Button
    Search for Kodi and press the Install button within the Software application.
  2. If you do not have GUI to your disposal then you can easily install Kodi from the command line. Open up terminal window and execute:
    $ sudo apt install kodi
    

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Start Kodi

Search the Activities menu for Kodi
Search the Activities menu for Kodi
Click on Kodi icon to start the application
Click on Kodi icon to start the application
Alternatively, start the Kodi application from the command line:
$ kodi
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