Monday, February 6, 2022

Install Kodi 17.0 (Krypton) Stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint Via PPA

Kodi (formerly XBMC Media Center) is an open source and very powerful project that provides all the necessary tools for transforming your regular PC into a bona fide HTPC, which if used in conjunction a big screen TV and a Hi-Fi audio system, will transform your living room into a veritable home theater.
Features at a glance

Key features include powerful media management capabilities, a fluid Interface, plug-ins that allow for great extensibility, cinematic effects and visualizations, built-in multimedia codecs, themes, and much more. The application can play your entire collection of music files, supporting all the popular formats like MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA or OGG. It also provides support for cue sheets, audio tagging and smart playlists.

Your entire video collection can also be played by Kodi, supporting all the major video formats like AVI, MP4, DivX, XviD, DVD Video, MKV, and many more. In addition, it includes support for Internet streams. The program provides support for organizing and viewing your favorite TV shows, which will be sorted by episodes and seasons. Moreover, Kodi can be used to display an entire collection of digital photos.

Changelog Kodi 17.0 (Krypton)

The Kodi 17 changelog page in the wiki hosts a human-readable list of changes in Kodi 17.0 while those seeking a more technical listing can view the merged pull requests on our project’s GitHub repository.

Read the more release announce

How to Install Kodi 17.0 (Krypton)  on Ubuntu / Linux Mint via PPA :

To Install Kodi 17.0 (Krypton)  on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana derivative system via PPA, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

To install a beta/unstable version of Kodi you must first add the unstable repository, then install XBMC. Use ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

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

Enter to continue adding PPA kodi on ubuntu system :

Update ubuntu repository and Install Kodi :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

After installation is finished, open kodi on ubuntu dashboard, like this :

Note that if you have any addons (such as PVR clients), these must be updated as well (they will not be updated automatically):
sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-mythtv


To update Kodi when a new version is released, just do a general system/package or use the following commands in the terminal (or via SSH):
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Note: In some cases where additional packages are required, Kodi will fail to upgrade when using the upgrade commands as above. To install additional packages use the command below:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Uninstalling / Removing

If you need to remove and purge an application and finally removing/purging also the application configurations files, do so by using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove kodi*
sudo apt-get purge kodi*
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