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How To Install Kodi on Linux Mint 20

Install Kodi on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kodi Media Player on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Kodi formerly and popularly known as XBMC is a free media player that is designed to look great on your big screen TV but is just as at home on a small screen. It means that it is designed in such a way that it looks equally appealing no matter which device you are using it.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Kodi on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Kodi on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common

Step 2. Install Kodi on Linux Mint 20.

Now we add Kodi’s official PPA repository:

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

Finally, we can install Kodi on Linux Mint using the command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install kodi

Step 3. Launch Kodi Media Server on Linux Mint.

Once successfully installed, you can now launch Kodi from the GUI or from the terminal. When launching from Gui, open your menu file and search for Kodi. Click the Kodi icon to launch. From your terminal, type kodi and press Enter to launch.

Install Kodi on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kodi. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Kodi Media Player on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kodi website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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