Kodi 18 Leia on Linux
Kodi has become one of the most favored streaming sources to date. The release of another beautiful project, i.e., Leia has added up a Tsunami in the trend. It is a Kodi 18 project that one can easily use on multiple platforms such as Linux, Windows, and much more. The design is unique and straightforward that offers you amazing features like, retro video game support, mindblowing music playback support, smooth interface, Live TV fixes, and a lot more. If you are looking for the installation process of Kodi 18 on Linux, this guide is going to be the complete source to make it happen.
How To Install Kodi 18 on Ubuntu
If you have previously worked with Kodi, you might be familiar to the fact that it comes off as by default Ubuntu Linux software sources. The only annoying thing about this source is that it does not keep on updating the package to version 18. If you are willing to enjoy your favorite TV shows, movies and other things in the same way you usually do it on Ubuntu PC, one needs to do it manually only.
One can easily install Kodi 18 Leia on Ubuntu Linux by using a third-party PPA for your Kodi. PPA (Personal Package Archive) is a software repository that makes it easy to upload the source packages as an APT repository. One can easily add this PPA onto your device to get access to the various updates of Kodi regularly. Moreover, the updating also makes it easy to update the software regularly and to remove patches much more quickly that it does for the Ubuntu developers.
If you are getting a little bit worried how to add third party software PPA, all you have to do is to launch the terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T from your keyboard. Once done, just enter command apt-add-repository in the provided column.
Sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/
Once you have successfully added up this new software repository on your Ubuntu Linux computer, you can quickly run and update the command to complete the Ubuntu’s finish setting up issues.
sudo apt update
Allow the update to run properly and when the terminal prompt message stops moving up, enter the upgrade command to install the pending software upgrades and patches.
The updating process is a time-consuming process, so you need to have wait patiently for the completion of the process. On the end of the process, install L=Kodi 18 using the Apt package manager on your device.
sudo apt install kodi
How To Install Kodi 18 on Debian
Debian Linus is not a new software in the market, but the release of Debian 10 Buster has made millions of customers happier. The only reason that lies behind it is that it offers support for Kodi 18. One need to take help of third-party software repository to enable it working seamlessly on your devce.
One thing that we need to keep in mind here it that Debian 9 Stretch does not include Kod18 on it. Hence one who is willing to try this newer version of Kodi, need to upgrade their device to Debian 109, Buster.
One can easily install the third party software repository for Kodi on Debian just by editing the /etc/apt/sources.list. If you are looking for editing or launching a terminal session over there, you have to press the Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T over there. Once you are done with the process given above, enable Rooth with Su command on your device to open the sources files present in Nano.
nano + w/ etc/apt/sources.list
Once you have successfully opened up the sources file on Nano, scroll down to add up the code given below to go further with the process
# Debian Multimedia Repo
Once done, now save Nano text editor along with Ctrl + O and then press Ctrl + X to exit the given process.
Run apt-get update command on your device.
On the successful completion of the Debian Multimedia Repository, set up the Multimedia’s GPG key through your device using
sudo apt-get install deb – multimedia –keyring
Install Kodi 18 on Debian now
sudo apt-get install Kodi
Moreover, if you already have Kodi 17 on your Buster, you can easily upgrade it to Kodi 18, just by clicking on upgrade command.
sudo apt-get upgrade – y
How To Install Kodi 18 on Arch Linux
Arch Linux does not include Kodi 18 in their package repositories format. So if you are using Arch and wanted to upgrade it with Kodi 18, one can easily install the Kodi development package on your device.
The most important thing that you need to have here for installing Kodi development package on Arch Linux is to interact with AUR. It is the easiest and fastest mentioned for installation of Kodi 18 on Linux where one can use Trizen AUR helper to make it happen smoothly. Of the most beautiful thing about using Trizen AUR helper is that it can build up automatically and will help you in installing the vast number of dependencies that mostly used for running your software seamlessly.
All you need to do of installing Trizen on Arch is:
sudo pacman –S git base-devel
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git
makepkg – sri
Once you have successfully done with the installation process of Trizen AUR helper, you can quickly get your Kodi development release as well
trizen –S Kodi-devel
One thing that you need to keep in mind here is that the Kodi Development package is unstable. If some are facing an issue is it, wait for some time to get out of the Kodi 18. Once done, press the Central Arch
Linux Software sources.
How To Install Kodi 18 on Fedora
Fedora Linux does not distribute the Kodi Media Center application, and hence it does not include Kodi 18 in the list of their primary software sources. The process of installation of Leia on it is easy and is completely done by RPMFusion.
For enabling RPMFusion, one needs to open up the terminal on your Fedora Linux PC. Once done, install the RPM Fusion packages by using DNF package manager on it.
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-X.noarch.rpm -y
One can easily install Kodi 18 by using Fusion setup on Fedora
sudo dnf install Kodi – y.
‘X’ is the release number being used here.
How To Install Kodi 18 on OpenSUSE
OpenSUSE Leap and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed do not include any Kodi 18 Leia on their different software sources. So if you are planning to use Kodi 18 on it, leave your will and uninstall it from OpenSUSE. You can easily use the terminal window to uninstall Kodi 17 from your device, or you can also do it by using Zypper command given below.
sudo zipper remove Kodi
How To Install Kodi 18 on Flatpak
One can easily find Kodi 18 Media Center on Flathub in the form of Flatpak package. So if you are going to use Linux distribution that still has to offer Kodi 18, you can easily do it. You can enable the Flatpak runtime on your system.
Flatpack remote-add –if-not-exists flat hub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Once done with the above process successfully, now install Kodi 18 on your device using the command
flatpack install flat hub tv.kodi.kodi