Kodi media player was once known as XBMC Media Center. It is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform media player which means it can run on Android, iOS, OS X, Linux, and Windows. It is perfect to use with your home theater, it also feels exceptionally normal to use from the lounge chair. Presently, Kodi media player can be used to play all sound format types (such as MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, OGG, and WMA formats) and all main video formats including streamable online media, ISOs, 3D, H.264, HEVC, and WEBM. It was made for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anyplace in the house or specifically from the web utilizing for all intents and purposes any convention accessible. Kodi media player can play CDs and DVDs straight from a disk or image file, all prominent archive formats from your hard drive, and even documents inside RAR and ZIP files. It will even sweep the majority of your media and consequently make a customized library finish with box spreads, descriptions, and fan art. There are playlist and slideshow capacities, a climate estimate highlight and numerous sound perceptions. The TV shows library supports season and episode viewing with posters or banners, watched tags, show descriptions and actors. It will even sweep the majority of your media and consequently make a customized library finish with box spreads, depictions, and fan art, it will then sort or filter them all.

Once introduced, your PC will turn into a completely functional media jukebox. More than 50 programming designers have added to Kodi media player, and 100 or more interpreters have attempted to extend its reach, making it accessible in more than 30 languages. It utilizes a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. With the use of its graphical User Interface (GUI), you can effectively browse through or view pictures, music, podcasts, and video from a disk, hard drive, local network, and the web. You can install add-ons for Kodi media player in order to enhance its features.


  • After logging on to the computer you open the terminal by pressing Ctrl +Alt +T or by searching for “Terminal” in the Start Menu / Unity Dash.

From this stage onwards you need to have privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command, there are various means of gaining root access if you do not already have. After which you will be requested to input your password.

  • We then make add-apt-repository command available on the system, we do this by entering the command:

$ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

  • We then need to add PPA repository by inputting the command:

$ sudo add-apt-repository -y -r ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

  • We then beginning the process of installation by typing this command

$ sudo apt-get update

  • We can then complete the installation by entering the command by using apt-get command to install KODI media player:

$ sudo apt-get install kodi

After installation must have been completed you can start KODI media player by two different means. The first method is to start the KODI media player by using the Menu button. Or you can just click on the Ubuntu start button and search for KODI media player. The application should look like this:


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