How to Install Kodi on Linux Mint

Filed Under: UNIX/Linux

In this article, we talk about the steps to install Kodi on Linux Mint. Kodi is a free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for Linux.

It allows you to play and view videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media.

After installing Kodi, you can not only watch videos from your local media but also stream from OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.

For more information on Kodi, visit the official website.

Kodi Devices

Install Kodi on Linux Mint

We can install Kodi from a PPA created by the Kodi team.

Personal Package Archives (PPAs) are software repositories designed for Ubuntu users and are easier to install than other third-party repositories.

Let’s go over the installation process step by step.

1. Launch the Mint Terminal

Launch the terminal from the applications or use the keyboard shortcut. The shortcut to launch the terminal is:

 Ctrl + Alt + T

2. Add Kodi’s official PPA repository

To add the official PPA repository use the command:

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

Press enter and continue.

3. Update Repositories

Run the following command to perform a quick update using the apt command:

$ sudo apt update
sudo apt Update

4. Install Kodi on Linux Mint

Finally, we can install Kodi on Linux Mint using the command:

$ sudo apt install kodi
Install Kodi

Press y and enter to install.

Kodi installation

Sit back and relax. Installing Kodi can take a few minutes from here.

Uninstalling Kodi on Linux Mint

To uninstall Kodi use the command:

$ sudo apt-get remove kodi*
Kodi Uninstall

Press y and enter to continue uninstalling Kodi.

Kodi uninstall complete

This will mark the completion of uninstalling of Kodi from your system.


We saw how to install and uninstall Kodi from our Linux system. For more information, refer to the official how-to guide provided by the developers of Kodi.

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