Kodi “Leia” 18.2 was released a day ago with numerous bug-fixes and performance improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.
Kodi 18.2 is a bug fix release with no real new functionality. Release highlights include:
- Fix performance and dependency regressions in GLES rendering path.
- Fixes to the AML platform
- VAAPI on Intel improvements.
- Fixes and improvements across all aspects of PVR
- Music experience improvements.
- Huge number of improvements for the Android platform
How to Install Kodi 18.2 in Ubuntu:
The Kodi stable PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and their derivatives.
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or from application menu. When it opens, paste below command and hit run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
Type user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.
2. Then refresh system package cache and install Kodi 18.2 via command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install kodi
For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, you can skip the
apt update command.
To remove the Kodi PPA repository, simply open Software & Updates -> Other Software.
To remove Kodi, run command:
sudo apt remove --autoremove kodi kodi-data kodi-bin