Kodi 16 Released, How to Install it via PPA

February 21, 2016

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Kodi 16.0 (codenamed “Jarvis”), formerly known as XBMC, has been officially released. Official binary packages available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and even Ubuntu 15.04 in PPA.

Kodi 16.0 features event logging, long press button support, 4:3 non-linear stretch support, add-on manager changes, music library improvements, Android surface rendering, and many other important changes. For more details, read the official announcement.

Kodi 16 splash

How to Install Kodi 16.0 in Ubuntu:

1. If you don’t have Kodi’s official PPA added in your system, launch terminal from App Launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key and paste below command and hit run:

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

Kodi PPA

Type in password (no visual feedback when typing) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. For those who have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater and you’ll see Kodi 16.0 available in the update lists after checking for updates.

upgrade Kodi

To install it for the first time, just run commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kodi

Add --install-suggests option if you want to install audio codecs and other addons, so the last command will be:

sudo apt-get install --install-suggests kodi

Finally log out and select log in with Kodi session, or launch Kodi from Unity Dash in normal session.

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10 responses to Kodi 16 Released, How to Install it via PPA

  1. I installed Kodi via nightly and ended up with Jarvis 17-beta. How do I uninstallt this to follow your guide?
    BTW, the main reason I want to go to a stable release is that my current version has no video. Great sound but no video. I have only tried USTVNOW and FilmOn. Or is there something else I need to install to get my picture?

    • Just purge the nightly PPA will downgrade Kodi to the stock version of your Ubuntu release.

      Install ppa-purge and purge ppa via:

      sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly
      • Hey Ji m , Just wanted to say thank you thank you, Ive been using kodi about 6 months and decided to give nightly a try but my girlfriend was very upset because it wouldnt stream our content, I couldnt figure out how to uninstall but yours was the solution!: ) now im back on Jarvis and loving it. Thank You Peace . All you people creating new ways and ideas thank you for your determination and pure intelligence . peace : )

  2. The install went great, however each time I try to play a video off of Icefilms or any other video add ons I immediately crashback to the Kubuntu desktop. Anyone else having this?

  3. Tried to install on 14.04 and got unmet dependencies error:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    gnome-control-center : Depends: libcheese-gtk23 (>= 3.4.0) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libcheese7 (>= 3.0.1) but it is not going to be installed
    unity-control-center : Depends: libcheese-gtk23 (>= 3.4.0) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libcheese7 (>= 3.0.1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

    Ever see this before or know what it means?

    Thanks,
    Wayne

  4. getting the following error:

    jp7cr7@zbook:~$ sudo apt-get install –install-suggests kodi
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    kodi : Depends: kodi-bin (>= 2:16.0~git20160228.1453-final-0xenial) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: kodi-bin (< 2:16.0~git20160228.1453-final-0xenial.1~) but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: libva-intel-vaapi-driver but it is not installable
    Suggests: kodi-pvr-vuplus but it is not going to be installed
    Suggests: kodi-pvr-njoy but it is not going to be installed
    Suggests: kodi-pvr-tvheadend-hts but it is not installable
    Suggests: kodi-pvr-dvbviewer but it is not going to be installed
    Suggests: kodi-audioencoder-vorbis but it is not installable
    Suggests: kodi-audioencoder-flac but it is not installable
    Suggests: kodi-audioencoder-lame but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

  5. juan de juanes May 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Hola! I dont have expiriance with computers, but imanneged to install kodi 16.0.
    How do I install CHANNEL ONE?
    Tnx

  6. Hello Friend,
    I have a problem in installing Kodi/XBMC on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
    I’m running the Ubuntu on my bootable USB Flash Drive, 32Gigabyte.

    Line #1 sudo apt-get install software-properties-common [Goes on well]

    Line #2 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa [Gave me this message “Errors ‘team-xbmc’ user or team does not exist]

    Line #3 sudo apt-get update

    Line #4 sudo apt-get install kodi

    I’m using Windows 10 and the same 4 lines can be executed on Adroid iso and also by using another Flash Drive.

    Kindly assist and thanks, by the way.