In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Kodi on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. For those of you who didn’t know, Kodi (formerly XBMC Media Center) is an open-source and very powerful project that provides all the necessary tools for transforming your regular PC into a bona fide HTPC, which is used in conjunction with a big-screen TV and a Hi-Fi audio system, will transform your living room into a veritable home theater. Currently, Kodi can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. Use your media as-is: Kodi can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives.
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 the Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First, you can add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index, and install the xbmc package.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
Step 2. Next, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 3. Installing Kodi.
Run the following commands to install Kodi:
sudo apt-get install kodi
Add –install-suggests option if you want to install audio codecs and other add-ons, so the last command will be:
sudo apt-get install --install-suggests kodi
Once installed, log out and select log in with the Kodi session. Or launch the media center from the Dash (may need restart).
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kodi. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Kodi media center on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kodi website.