How to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04

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is a cross-platform solution used for remote control, web conferencing, desktop sharing and file transfer between computers.

This article describes how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04.


You must be logged in as root or user with sudo access to install packages on your Ubuntu system.

Installation of TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04

TeamViewer is proprietary computer software and is not included in the Ubuntu repositories. We download the TeamViewer package from the official TeamViewer APT repository and install it.

Open your terminal and download the latest TeamViewer .deb Package with the following wget command:


Once the download is complete, install TeamViewer by doing the following:

sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb

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

TeamViewer is built with Qt (library for writing GUI applications) and the above command installs a number of Qt packages.

That’s it, TeamViewer has been installed on your Ubuntu computer and you can use it.

Start TeamViewer

The TeamViewer application can either be started from the command line by entering: teamviewer or by clicking the appropriate icon in the application menu.

When you start TeamViewer for the first time, you will be asked to accept the license agreement. Accept the terms of the license agreement by clicking the “Accept license agreement” button.

TeamViewer will open and a window similar to the following will appear:

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

When a new version is released, you can update your TeamViewer installation from your desktop software update tool or from the command line.


We showed you how to install TeamViewer on your Ubuntu 20.04 desktop computer. You can now connect to your friend’s or client’s computer and provide instant help.

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