How to Install Kodi on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Kodi on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Kodi on Ubuntu 20.04 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. Kodi is not just another media player, it is a free and versatile home entertainment center with a lot of features, and that is what makes it popular.

Install Kodi on Ubuntu 20.04

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

Step 2. Install Kodi on the Ubuntu system.

 To install the current version of Kodi, you need to add an official Kodi PPA. Use the command line terminal and enter the following commands. Follow the prompts as you would any other software installation:

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

After that, install the application using the command given below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install kodi

Step 3. Starting Kodi.

Click on Activities and type “kodi” and it will show you the list of the application launcher of all office suite applications. Click on the icon to launch the application of your choice or start Kodi or start it either from the command line by typing:


That’s all you need to do to install Kodi on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on the Kodi, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.