How To Install Kodi 17 “Krypton” On Ubuntu

As you may know, Kodi (previously named XBMC) is a famous open source media hub and home theater PC, being translated in more than 30 languages. Also, its features can be highly extended via third party plugins and extensions and has support for PVR (personal video recorder).

The final version of Kodi 17 “Krypton” has been released, coming with a list of changes:

  • New default skins “Estuary” for TV, and “Estouchy” for touchscreen devices.
  • New default web interface
  • New inputstream add-ons with more protocols support.
  • hardware-accelerated DVD playback
  • Numerous improvements to Live TV and PVR functionality
  • Android implementation, and a wide variety of other changes.

Installation instructions:

The latest versions of Kodi available are available via PPA, so installing it on Ubuntu systems is a piece of cake. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the kodi package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kodi

Or, use the below command to install audio codecs and other addons as well:

$ sudo apt-get install --install-suggests kodi

Optional, to remove kodi, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove kodi*

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 18.x, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

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