Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is very polished, powerful and versatile open source application which offers all sort of options to make a PC an amazing Home Theater PC in conjunction with Big Screen TV and Hi-Fi audio system.
It provides a fluid user interface with lots of add-ons that are used to extend the capability and functionality in a wide range of variety. It can play all the collection of music files, including MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA or OGG. You can also play your all the video collection by Kodi, including AVI, MP4, DivX, XviD, DVD-Video, MKV, and much more.
How to install Kodi on Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distros
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi
Run the following command to install audio codecs and other Add-ons
sudo apt-get install --install-suggests kodi
Update any addons like PVR clients
sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-mythtv
Upgrading the Kodi Package
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If anyone wants to downgrade the Kodi to the stock version, just the purge the nightly ppa.
Install ppa-purge and purge ppa via
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly
Uninstall the Kodi
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get remove kodi* sudo apt-get purge kodi*
Remove the settings folder to remove all settings and library data
The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
How to install Kodi on Debian 8
Edit “/etc/apt/sources.list” file to Enable Jessie backports repository.
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Add this line at the end of the file.
deb https://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main
Save and close the file. Then update local package index and install Kodi
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi
Run the following command to start Kodi
How to install Kodi on Arch Linux
Kodi is available in the Arch Linux community repository, so you can easily install Kodi using Pacman
sudo pacman -S kodi
How to install Kodi on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1
Kodi is also available in the Packman repository, so first, enable packman on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 with the following command:
sudo zypper ar -f -n packman https://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ packman
Then install Kodi with zypper
sudo zypper install kodi
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