Install KODI 17.2 Krypton On Ubuntu 17.04 / LinuxMint

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Kodi Team released a new bugfix release for the 17.0 "krypton" version. A new security path update regarding subtitle files they have added.

All the existing users are requested to upgrade to this version 17.2 to avoid infecting from the malicious subtitle files on the older versions

In this Tutorial, I will tell you how to install the Latest Version of KODI 17.2 Krypton on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 LTS/ and older versions, LinuxMint

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 , MacOSX.

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.

What's New in this version?


  • Fix selection after channel group switching in PVR guide window
  • Fix handling of gaps that caused eradic behavior in EPG grid
  • Allow backing out of fullscreen pictures by mapping long press guesture
  • Quick fix for wake up command not being called in PVR power management
  • Use alternative method to check if platform updates have been installed on Windows
  • Set the minimum version in the code which is currently OSX 10.8
  • Fix possible security flaw which could abused .zip files which try to traverse to a parent directory
  • Use the correct ttc font from the video file for subtitles on Windows
  • Detect and delete zero-byte database files which cause crashes


So how to Install it?

Kodi 17.2 Krypton 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: Add the Official PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
Step 3: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 4: Install Kodi 17.2 Krypton
sudo apt-get install kodi

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