How-to Install Kodi on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Easy Guide

November 29th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Kodi QuickStart for Ubuntu Linux


Hello Ubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Kodi on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS 32/64bit GNU/Linux Unity Desktop.

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more.

How-to Install Kodi on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS - Featured

Kodi Features at a Glance:

  • Music: Kodi can play all your music including AAC, MP3, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WMA formats.
  • Movies: Kodi can do movies on all the main video formats and sources, including streamable online media, ISOs, 3D, H.264, HEVC, WEBM.
  • TV Shows: The TV shows library supports episode and season views with posters or banners, watched tags, show descriptions and actors.
  • Pictures: Import pictures into a library and browse the different views, start a slideshow, sort or filter them all using your remote control.
  • PVR and Live TV: Kodi allows you to watch and record live TV all from the GUI interface. It works with a number of popular backends including MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, Tvheadend, VDR, Windows Media Center, and more.
  • Add-ons: Take Kodi to a whole new level with the vast selection of community created add-ons that are available though our repositories.
  • Skin: Kodi allows you to completely change the whole GUI.
  • UPnP: With UPnP compatibility you can stream to and from any other Kodi instances and play to other UPnP compatible devices in your home with ease
  • Web Interfaces: Interact with Kodi using its JSON-RPC based remote interface.
  • Remote Controls: With support for hundreds of remote controls, CEC-compatible TVs, or one of the new Smartphone and Tablet Apps, Kodi allows you to control your media your way.
  1. Open a Shell session
    Ctr+Alt+t to open a Terminal emulator on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install Kodi on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. Enable the Kodi Ubuntu PPA Repository:

    Enabled Kodi Ubuntu PPA

  3. Installing Kodi for Linux Ubuntu

    sudo apt-get install kodi
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