Kodi 17.6 – The Last for v17 “Krypton” Released (How to Install)


Kodi media center reached the 17.6 release earlier today with a few changes. The development now is focused on Kodi 18 “Leia”.

As the last bug-fix release for v17 “Krypton”, Kodi 17.6 contains only a few changes:

  • Fix possible crash in controller dialog
  • Update standard scrapers to lastest version available on release
  • Fix possible connection issues with internal webserver
  • Fix crash when peripheral joystick add-on is disabled

How to Install Kodi 17.6 in Ubuntu:

Kodi stable PPA has made the packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10.

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, do:

1. Run command to add the Kodi stable PPA:

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

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

2. Then upgrade Kodi from an existing release via Software Updater:

upgrade Kodi media center

or run commands to check updates and install (or upgrade) Kodi:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-suggests kodi

Once installed, log out and select log back with Kodi session. Or launch Kodi from your application launcher.


You can remove the PPA repository by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

To remove kodi media center, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove 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.

One comment

  1. Have just installed Kodi. Thank you.