How to Add Kodi PPA on Ubuntu Based OSes

April 12, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Add Kodi PPA

You are Welcome! The Tip shows you How to Add the Kodi Stable/Nightly PPA Apt Repository on Ubuntu Based GNU/Linux Desktops.

And Kodi for Ubuntu (formerly known as XBMC) is an Award-Winning Free and Open Source (GPL) Software Media Center for Executing Videos, Music, Pictures, Games, and more.

Most Noteworthy about Kodi Nightly Builds: Since only Bug Fixes are going in right now, nightly builds are As Stable (if not more so) As Beta Builds.

Finally, on Article Bottom you find included instructions on How to Install Kodi on Ubuntu Based Desktops.

And this Repo is Valid for All the Ubuntu Linux Based Distros like:

  • Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint
  • Lubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Zorin OS
  • Elementary OS
  • feren OS
  • LXLE Linux
  • Linux Lite
  • Bodhi Linux
  • Peppermint Linux
  • Q4OS Linux
  • Linux Ultimate Edition
How to Add Kodi PPA on Ubuntu Based OSes - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Add Kodi PPA on Ubuntu Based OSes - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. Adding Kodi PPA Apt Repository
    For the Stable Flavor:

    sudo apt-add-repository -y  ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

    The Stable Channel is Not Working on Ubuntu 19.04 Based at this Time…
    So You have to Use the Nightly Builds:

    sudo apt-add-repository -y  ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    For the New Ubuntu Releases if you get an Error then Amend it Manually like:

    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/team-xbmc-ubuntu-xbmc*.list

    And Replace ‘disco’ with the preceding one, and so in this case ‘cosmic’…
    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor ;)

  3. Refreshing Apt Repositories.

    sudo apt-get update

    If in Output you find the Issue of “not have a Release file” then you may try to Manually Amend the Repo like:

    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/team-xbmc-ubuntu-ppa-*.list

    And set it to the Previous Ubuntu release!
    For Example on Cosmic change to “bionic”…
    Finally, Refresh the Apt Repos Again.

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