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.
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
4. Install Kodi on Linux Mint
Finally, we can install Kodi on Linux Mint using the command:
$ sudo apt install kodi
Press y and enter to install.
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*
Press y and enter to continue uninstalling Kodi.
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.