Install KODI 18.5 “Leia” On Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS / LinuxMint

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In this Tutorial, I will tell you how to install the Latest Version of KODI 18.5 Leia on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS / and older versions, LinuxMint
Kodi Team released a quick new release 18.5 Leia. This version was released with a new support

So What’s New in this version?

  • Multiple Android changes around windowing, secure decoder and SDK versions
  • Multiple iOS changes, including support for iPhone 11 and 7th generation iPad, plus fixes for touch input, overlapping drawing surfaces, sandbox checks, notch support.
  • MacOS fixes around windowing, where only a portion of the screen was correctly rendered
  • Log files improvements around verbosity and security
  • Shoutcast improvements
  • Various fixes and improvements to add-on settings, package build documentation, build system, advancedsettings.xml, skin / profile changes and many other subsystems

About Kodi
Kodi formerly knows as XBMC an open source and an award-winning media player available for Linux operating systems and also available for other operating systems Windows, OS X.
This allows you to play all popular audio & video formats like MP3, MP4, FLAC, WAV, WMA, OGG, AVI, MKV, MPEG-2, DIVX, XVID and etc ..
It will run on Linux, Android, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and iOS operating systems, supporting both 64-bit and 32-bit
This also provides support for Viewing our favorite TV shows and Digital Photos too.

So how to install Kodi 18.5 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint?

Kodi 18.5 Leia available in its official PPA for Ubuntu / LinuxMint
Step 1: Install the dependencies

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config software-properties-common

Step 2: Remove the older version of Kodi

sudo apt remove –autoremove kodi kodi-data kodi-bin

Step 3: Add the Official PPA

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

Step 4: Update the Repository

sudo apt-get update

Step 5: Install Kodi 18.5 Leia

sudo apt-get install kodi