How to Install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Kodi is a cross-platform, free and open-source media player. Kodi makes it easy to organize videos, music, podcasts from local storage, network storage or from the internet. You can enhance the Kodi functionality by installing new add-ons and skins from the official Kodi repository and unofficial third-party repositories.

Install Kodi on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

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

Step 2. Install Kodi.

First, add Kodi repository to your Ubuntu system:

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

Finally, update the package manager index once again and install Kodi by using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install kodi

Step 3. Starting Kodi.

Once installed, you can go to the menu and start Kodi or start it either from the command line by typing:


You can scan your local library for media files or connect to online streaming services.

That’s all you need to do to install Kodi on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.