How to install Kodi on Ubuntu

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Kodi on Ubuntu.

With Kodi you can watch movies, Tv shows, youtube videos, listen to music, use it as a PVR player, or even play your favorite games, all this is possible by using one software.

Kodi supports also other operating systems besides linux.

To install Kodi on Ubuntu, one needs to add Kodi PPA which allows you to install kodi directly from the terminal.

Install Kodi on Ubuntu

Step 1 - Install Software Properties

In this tutorial, we are using Kodi's official PPA to download Kodi. In order to be able to add Kodi's PPA, you need to have software properties common package installed on your system.

This package allows you to add and remove PPAs from your system.

You can install this package with.

sudo apt install software-properties-common

Step 2 - Add Kodi PPA

Once you have installed the Software properties common package, you can now proceed to add Kodi's PPA on your system.

To add Kodi PPA, run the following.

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

Step 3 - Update your system

Now Kodi's PPA should be added on your system, to be able to use this PPA, you need to update your system.

Updating is done so that the package index is updated and Kodi's PPA can be used.

To update your system, simply use apt.

sudo apt update

Step 4 - Install Kodi

Now that Kodi's PPA is added and active on your system, install Kodi easily by running the command below.

sudo apt install kodi

Step 5 - Launch Kodi

Kodi is a multimedia software, which means, you will be able to find Kodi listed under the Multimedia category on your system.

To launch Kodi, open the app menu on your system, and click "Kodi".

Uninstall Kodi

You can uninstall kodi from your terminal by using the apt package manager

sudo apt remove kodi

Remove Kodi PPA

Uninstalling Kodi from your system, won't remove Kodi PPA automatically, as normally a ppa needs to be removed by using the add-apt-repository tool.

To remove Kodi's PPA, run the command below

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


In this tutorial, you learned how to install and uninstall Kodi on Ubuntu 22.04.

You should now be able to use Kodi on your Ubuntu 22.04 machine.