Install Kodi Media Player on Linux Mint 20

Kodi is a cross-platform media player launched by XMBC in 2004. It is used for media streaming on all kinds of screens whether they are large TV screens or very compact mobile screens. It means that it is designed in such a way that it looks equally appealing no matter which device you are using it. In this article, I will show you how to install Kodi on a Linux Mint 20 desktop.

Install Kodi on Linux Mint 20

For having Kodi installed on your system, you will have to proceed as described in 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

Update Packages

This command will install Kodi on your Linux system without asking you for any confirmation before since we have used the “-y” flag with it.

Package updates getting installed

Step # 2: Check the Version of Kodi Installed

Now since 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

Check Kodi version

The Kodi version that we have managed to install on our Linux Mint 20 system is shown in the image below:

Kodi installed on Linux Mint

Step # 3: Launch Kodi through your System’s Terminal

We can even launch Kodi through the Mint menu, however, if you want to launch it through the terminal, then you can execute the following command:

$ kodi

Run Kodi

The Kodi interface is shown in the image below:

KODI Media Player

Remove Kodi from Linux Mint 20

To remove the Kodi packages from your Linux system completely, you can execute the following command:

$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove kodi

Remove Kodi


This article revealed the easiest and quickest method of installing Kodi on a Linux Mint 20 system. Once you have this application installed on your system, you can easily use it for media streaming. Moreover, you can also remove it at any time with the very same level of ease and convenience.