How to Install Kodi 18 Leia[Stable Release] on Linux Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Kodi 18 Codenamed Leia for Linux Ubuntu Distributions is finally here

Kodi v18.0 "Leia"

Kodi 18 Leia for Linux Ubuntu: In this article, we will see How to Install Kodi 18 on Linux Ubuntu Unity 18.04.1 LTS and latest Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. Kodi is one of the most effective and versatile Media Player that is available for Linux Operating systems and recently Official Kodi Team launched their most stable version of Kodi Player that is Kodi 18 Codenamed Leia. Installing Kodi 18 for Ubuntu is a very easy way.

Jump to:

Kodi 18 Leia- Introduction to the Player

Kodi is an Open Source Media Player that allows you to play Videos, listen to Audio, view images, run addons and system application(on Smartphones), Weather Forecast and a lot more. One of the added features of Kodi is that it is available for different devices such as PC, Laptop, Android Smartphones, iPhones, Single Board Devices and as well as different platforms such as Windows, Xbox One, Linux, Android, iOS, MacOS, Raspberry Pi and more.

Install Kodi 18 for Ubuntu and Ubuntu Based Distributions:

Kodi 18 can be installed for Linux Ubuntu Unity using the Terminal. The following are the commands that have to be used on the Terminal to get Kodi 18 for Ubuntu.

$   sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
$   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
$   sudo apt-get update
$   sudo apt-get install kodi

The following is the Beginners section. In case you are new to Linux and if you are not sure about how to use the terminal then kindly follow the detailed steps of installing Kodi 18 for Ubuntu below.

Check this too  Brave Linux- Install Brave Browser on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.04, Fedora, RHEL & More

Open Terminal using the Command CTRL +ALT +T.

On the first step, kindly paste and execute the following command on the terminal.

$   sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

How to Use? Paste the above command and press Enter key.

Kodi 18 for Ubuntu
Installing Software Properties

The next step is to add the PPA(Personal Package Archive) of Kodi to the Linux System. Kindly execute the following command on the terminal.

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

How to Use? Paste and execute the above command on the terminal.

Kodi 18 for Ubuntu
Adding XBMC PPA to the System

Now we will update all the apps installed on Linux Ubuntu before we start the installation of Kodi.

$   sudo apt-get update

How to Use? Paste and execute the above command on the terminal.

Kodi 18 for Ubuntu
Running the apt update

Finally, we will install Kodi 18 Leia for Ubuntu using the following command.

$   sudo apt-get install kodi

How to Use? Paste and execute the above command on the terminal.

Kodi 18 for Ubuntu
Kodi Installation Command

Kindly wait till the installation finishes. It might take from seconds to minute depending on your Internet Speed.

Kodi 18 for Ubuntu
Kodi 18 for Ubuntu

Once the installation process is completed, then you can open Kodi 18 Leia on Linux Ubuntu Unity 18.04.1 LTS under ALL Applications.

How to Remove/Uninstall Kodi 18 Leia from Linux Ubuntu Unity 18.04.1 LTS:

If you wish to remove or uninstall Kodi 18 from your Linux Ubuntu then kindly use the following command.

$   sudo apt-get remove kodi

Kodi 18 Leia Installation on Debian Distributions:

Kodi is already available on the main Debian Repository and hence installation is much easier.

To install Kodi 18 on Debian based distributions, kindly use the following commands.

$   sudo apt-get update
$   sudo apt-get install kodi

Kodi 18 Leia for Different Platforms:

Kodi 18 for ubuntu
Kodi 18 for other Platforms

As said in the first paragraph, other than Linux, Kodi is also available for different devices and Platforms and thereby making it one of the best Cross Platform Multi-Media Player. Kodi is also available for the following devices and platforms

  1. UWP- Universal Windows Platform(Windows PC and Xbox One)
  2. Android Smart Phones and Tablets
  3. iPhones(iOS)
  4. Mac devices(MacOS)
  5. Single Board Devices like Raspberry Pi(Raspbian) & more.
Check this too  Inkscape for Ubuntu- Install Inkscape on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & 19.04

Get in Touch with Us:

This article provides detailed information on Kodi 18 Leia and provided the methods to install Kodi 18 for Ubuntu and also for other Debian Distributions. If you have any Query then Kindly Comment Us and we will revert to you with a solution.

Article Review
  • Article Quality
  • Content Depth
  • Explanation
  • Working Efficiency


For more info, Kindly visit TecRobust

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Written by Ranger

Hey Guys, How you doing? I am Ranger and I am from Philadelphia. Actually, I am a very Lazy person with an active mind and a lazy body and mostly sleeping because of that. Foods and Places are my favorite and I would love to explore places. Contact me through the Contact Us page adding "@Ranger" on the Subject.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 Release

Linux Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Edition Released, Download & What’s New In it!!

Visual Studio Code Linux

Visual Studio Code Linux- Install on Latest Ubuntu Unity 18.04.2 LTS