Install Kodi on Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux and OpenSUSE Leap

Kodi, formerly XBMC (Xbox Media Center), is a free and open source media player software licensed under GPLv2. It can run on Linux, OS X, FreeBSD, Windows, Android and Apple TV OS. The latest stable release is Kodi 16.0 Jarvis. It has a 10-foot user interface which means it can easily read from a distance of 10 feet and controlled by a regular television remote control.

You can watch live television, TV shows, movies or setup a home theater PC with kodi. In this tutorial, we will be discussing how to install Kodi on Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux and OpenSUSE.

Install Kodi on Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux and OpenSUSE Leap

Install Kodi on Debian 8

First 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 http://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

To start kodi

kodi

Install Kodi on Ubuntu-based Linux distros via PPA

For Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS etc, there’s an official Kodi PPA available.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kodi

To start Kodi, type:

kodi

in terminal

Install Kodi on Arch Linux

Kodi is in the Arch Linux community repository, so we can easily install kodi using pacman

sudo pacman -S kodi

Install Kodi on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

Kodi in available in the packman repository, so first enable packman on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 with this command:

sudo zypper ar -f -n packman http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ packman

Then install kodi with zypper

sudo zypper install kodi

Enjoy!

 

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