How to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04

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is a cross-platform solution that can be used for remote control, desktop sharing, and file transfer between computers.

TeamViewer is proprietary computer software and is not included in the Ubuntu repositories. This tutorial explains how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04. The same instructions apply to Ubuntu 16.04 and any other Debian-based distribution, including Debian, Linux Mint, and Elementary OS.


Before proceeding with this tutorial, make sure that you are logged in as a user with sudo permissions.

Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu

At the time of this writing, the latest stable version of TeamViewer is version 14.0.12762.

Follow the steps below to install TeamViewer on your Ubuntu system:

1. Download TeamViewer

Open your terminal with either the Ctrl+Alt+T Keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal symbol.

Download the latest TeamViewer .deb Package with the following wget command:


2. Install TeamViewer

Install the TeamViewer .deb Package by running the following command as a user with sudo privileges:

sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb

When prompted Do you want to continue? [Y/n], Type Y to continue the installation.

Start TeamViewer

Now that TeamViewer is installed on your Ubuntu system, you can either start it from the command line by typing: teamviewer or by clicking on the TeamViewer symbol (Activities -> TeamViewer):

When you start TeamViewer for the first time, a window similar to the following appears. Accept the terms of the license agreement by clicking the License Agreement Button.

TeamViewer will open and you will see something like the following.

Congratulations, you have now installed TeamViewer on your Ubuntu desktop. You can now connect to your friend’s or client’s computer and provide instant help.

Update TeamViewer

During the installation process, the official TeamViewer repository will be added to your system. You can use the cat command to check the file contents:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list
deb stable main
# deb preview main

This ensures that your TeamViewer installation is automatically updated when a new version is released via your desktop standard software update tool.


In this tutorial, we showed you how to install TeamViewer on your Ubuntu 18.04 desktop computer.

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