Kodi is a cross-platform media player introduced by XMBC in 2004. It is used for media streaming on all types of screens, whether they are large TV screens or very compact mobile screens. That means it’s designed to look equally appealing no matter what device you’re using. In this article, I’ll show you how to install Kodi on a Linux Mint 20 desktop.
Install Kodi on Linux Mint 20
To install Kodi on your system, you need to follow the steps below:
Step # 1: Install Kodi on Your Linux System
First, you should install Kodi by running the following command in your terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install kodi -y
This command installs Kodi on your Linux system without asking you for confirmation because we used the “-y” flag.
Step # 2: Check the installed version of Kodi
Now that Kodi has been successfully installed on our system and all of its packages are fully updated, we can check its version with the following command:
$ kodi --version
The version of Kodi that we installed on our Linux Mint 20 system is shown in the following figure:
Step # 3: Launch Kodi from your system’s terminal
We can even start Kodi from the Mint menu. However, if you want to start it from the terminal, you can run the following command:
The Kodi user interface is shown in the image below:advertising
Remove Kodi from Linux Mint 20
To completely remove the Kodi packages from your Linux system, you can run the following command:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove kodi
This article revealed the easiest and fastest way to install Kodi on a Linux Mint 20 system. Once you have this application installed on your system, you can easily use it for media streaming. In addition, you can always remove it with the same ease and convenience.