Kodi 17.1 Released! How to Install it via PPA in Ubuntu

Last updated: March 21, 2017


Kodi 17.1, the first bug-fix release for the v17 “Krypton”, has been released and made into PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and Linux Mint 17 & 18.

According to the changelog, Kodi 17.1 brings a huge list of fixes and here are some of them:

  • Update Estuary and Estouchy with some bugfixes and improvements
  • Fix EDL skipping
  • Fix slow song smartplaylist
  • Several PVR fixes
  • Update Chorus webinterface
  • Fix addons not being marked broken when they are updated with broken flag
  • Add limiter on random songs which should prevent large memory usage on big libraries
  • Improve keyboard mapping during button mapping
  • Improve analog stick handling
  • Improve plugin performance when building the content list
  • Include RTMP inputstream add-on for Windows

Although the Kodi website does not announced the v17.1 release at the moment, you can now install or upgrade to Kodi 17.1 via following steps:

1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from Unity Dash / Start Menu. When it opens, run command to add Kodi PPA:

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

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Kodi Media Center from a previous release via Software Updater:

Or run the commands below one by one to install or upgrade Kodi:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kodi

Once installed, you can either launch Kodi from app launcher or select log in Kodi session at login screen.


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5 responses to Kodi 17.1 Released! How to Install it via PPA in Ubuntu

  1. Miguel Taylor May 18, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Awesome dude thanks you are very helpful

  2. Jameson ELREY Romeo May 19, 2017 at 4:03 am

    I got Back this Error and I’m still on The Early version, I followed all the Steps from Terminal,
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

  3. Thanks Jim! Very good tutorial :)

  4. Shailender Kumar October 27, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Hi Ji m Shailender here, actually i have updated my ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 through updater now I am facing so much problem in using it. How can I downgrade the kernel ?. Please help me !!!

    • Never tried to install an old kernel on latest Ubuntu, but you may try ukuu. Old kernels will list in boot-loader’s advanced menu.