Friday, January 15, 2016

How to install Kodi on Ubuntu

Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms.
Kodi is highly customizable: a variety of skins can change its appearance, and various plug-ins allow users to access streaming media content via online services such as YouTubeAmazon Prime Instant Video and Pandora Internet Radio. It supports most common audio, video, and image formats, playlists, audio visualizations, slideshows, weather forecasts reporting, and third-party plugins.

Before starting make sure you have the latest graphics drivers installed and direct rendering is enabled . Kodi can be insatlled on Ubuntu via ppa :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

Once Kodi is installed it can be launched from Unity Dash . 

Step 1

Navigate to the “File manager” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu :
Click on the “Add source” option.

Select the top text input box marked “<None>” under the “Enter the paths of browse for the media locations” field.

Type in “” without quotations, and then press the “Done” button.

Select the bottom text input box under the “Enter a name for the media Source” field and type in “fusion” without quotations, and then press the “Done” button.

Press the “OK” button.

Once the Fusion repo is added , navigate to the home screen , select "SYSTEM" and click on "Settings" and then Add-on.

Install from zip file.

Click on fusion and navigate to the "start here" folder .

Run the following .zip file by clicking on them .

Navigate back to the home screen and click on "PROGRAMS" > "Config Wizard"

Scroll down and install the Linux configuration

After the Linux configuration has been applied return to the home screen . Some of the add-ons installed have been added under each category . Your new setup will look something like this :

Step 2 

Change the default add-on shortcuts after installing the Linux configuration :

"Appearance" > "Settings" > "Add-on"

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