How To Install Kodi on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Kodi on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kodi on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application available for most operating systems including Linux, macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android. With its user-friendly interface, extensive customization options, and wide range of plugins and add-ons, Kodi is a popular choice for home theater enthusiasts and media center enthusiasts alike.

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 Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Kodi.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A 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 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Kodi on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Kodi is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Kodi Launchpad PPA to your Ubuntu system:

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/kodi.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kodi.list

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/kodi.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 189701DA570C56B9488EF60A6D975C4791E7EE5E

After adding the Kodi repository, you can now install Kodi on your system. To install Kodi, run the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install kodi kodi-bin

Step 3. Accessing Kodi on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Kodi or execute the command on the terminal:

kodi

Install Kodi on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kodi. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Kodi on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kodi website.

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