Kodi 17.5 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu via PPA


Kodi media center reached 17.5 release a day ago with several fixes to the Kodi 17.

Changes in Kodi 17.5:

  • Joysticks: Fix accelerometers preventing screensaver
  • More robust way of handling audio output on variety of Android devices
  • Fix playback of DVD file over network on Linux
  • Update to FFmpeg 3.1.11
  • Fix up and down buttons on ir remotes with macOS High Sierra
  • Added latest apple devices to allow retina support
  • Fix not being able to add content manually to videolibrary
  • Fix power message handling for CEC
  • Fix jumping timeline while switching channel groups in Guide window


How to Install Kodi 17.5 in Ubuntu:

Kodi team offers a stable PPA with the most recent packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and higher.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Kodi PPA

2. Then upgrade Kodi from previous release via Software Updater:

Kodi 17.5 is not published in the PPA at the moment. Be patient, it will be available soon in one or two days

upgrade Kodi media center

or install kodi via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kodi

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.