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 8
/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
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:
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