Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, finally reached the new stable 17.0 release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via PPA.
Kodi 17.0, code-name “Krypton”, brings updated default UI, better organisation of settings, and many under-the-hood changes on Video Player, Music Library, PVR, audio on Android, and thousands of small bug-fixes and improvements to stability.
Kodi 17.0 features:
- New default skins “Estuary” for TV, and “Estouchy” for touchscreen devices.
- New default web interface
- New inputstream add-ons with more protocols support.
- hardware-accelerated DVD playback
- Numerous improvements to Live TV and PVR functionality
- Android implementation, and a wide variety of other changes.
How to Install Kodi 17 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:
The Kodi Team announced that the official PPA will be updated soon with the new packages, available for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and Linux Mint 17 & 18.
At that time, you can follow the step below to install Kodi 17:
1. Open terminal from app launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key, when it opens, run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter.
2. Then you can upgrade Kodi Media Center from an existing version, by launching Software Updater:
Or install it via following commands in terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install kodi
Once installed, you can either launch Kodi from app launcher or log with Kodi session when you’re in login screen.
To uninstall Kodi 17 and restore to the stock version in your Ubuntu repository, purge the PPA via ppa-purge tool via command:
sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:team-xbmc/ppa