XBMC 12.3 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu Linux

Last updated: December 25, 2013

Install XBMC Ubuntu PPA

XBMC 12.3, the last of the “Frodo” line has been released a few hours ago with various bug fixes. This tutorial shows you how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

List of fixes in this release:

  • OSX 10.9 Maverick fixes that appeared when it was release
  • update PVR addons
  • several PVR related bugs
  • memory leaks
  • audio channel mapping
  • possible crash on progress dialog
  • and more

See the official announcement for more information.

XBMC 12.3 Ubuntu

Install XBMC in Ubuntu:

This release has been built into PPA for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users. To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xbmc

Once installed, open XBMC from Unity Dash or Menu and enjoy!


I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu in 2007 and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please comment to remind me outdated tutorial! And, notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me via [email protected] Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/ubuntuhandbook1