How To Install Kodi on Ubuntu 15.04

r00t November 11, 2015

Install Kodi on Ubuntu 15.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of kodi on your Ubuntu 15.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Kodi (formerly XBMC Media Center) is an open source and very powerful project that provides all the necessary tools for transforming your regular PC into a bona fide HTPC, which if used in conjunction a big screen TV and a Hi-Fi audio system, will transform your living room into a veritable home theater. Currently Kodi can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. Use your media as-is: Kodi can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Kodi in Ubuntu 15.04 server.

Install Kodi on Ubuntu 15.04

Step 1. First, you can add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the xbmc package.

Step 2. Next, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 3. Install Kodi.

Installing Kodi is as simple as running just one command:

You may also install the encoder and addons via command:

Once installed, log out and select log in with Kodi session. Or launch the media center from the Dash (may need restart).

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed kodi. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing kodi media center in Ubuntu 15.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Kodi web site.

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