How to Install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 18.04

Install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure PlayOnLinux 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.

PlayOnLinux is an open-source and completely free software project that has been designed from the ground up as a graphical user interface (GUI) for the Wine application, allowing you to effortlessly install and use a wide range of software designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system.


  • Operating System with Ubuntu 18.04
  • Server IPv4 Address with Superuser Privileges (Root Access)
  • Gnome Terminal for Linux Desktop
  • PuTTy SSH client for Windows or macOS
  • Powershell for Windows 10/11
  • Familiar with APT Commands

Install PlayOnLinux 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

Step 2. Install PlayOnLinux.

Now, we add PlayOnLinux Ubuntu apt repository:

wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

Finally, install PlayOnLinux using the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install xterm playonlinux

Step 3. Accessing PlayOnLinux o Ubuntu 18.04.

You can now go to the Ubuntu application menu and open PlayOnLinux or launch PlayOnLinux through the command line by entering the following command in your Terminal:


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