Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player developed by the XBMC Foundation. It is immensely popular in the Single-Board PC market like those on Raspberry Pi, Odroid, and Rock64. It is typically installed as a standalone media player on these boards to create a DIY Media Player.
Its cross-platform nature makes it a perfect choice for a streaming media player. It supports Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Here is a quick look at the Kodi’s best features.
- Can play all your music, including mp3, FLAC, Wav, and WMA formats.
- Import, browse, and play your Movie library.
- TV Shows library supports episode and season views with posters or banners.
- Import pictures into a library and view as a slideshow
- Watch and record live TV from popular backends, including MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, Tvheadend, and many more.
- Tons of Add-ons to almost do anything with it
- Supports JSON-RPC based remote interface
However, in today’s tutorial, the intent is to install Kodi on the Fedora Workstation. Kodi is not available in Fedora’s default repository; hence you can’t install it via the Fedora Software Center.
We shall go the command-line way to install it. Let’s get started.
Installing Kodi Media Center on Fedora
Step 1) Click ‘Activities’ and then launch ‘Terminal’.
Step 2): Enter the following command to download and install KODI. You must enter the root password to continue.
sudo dnf install kodi
Step 3) Enter ‘y’ and press enter when prompted to download repository sources and dependencies.
Step 4) Fedora will now fetch all the repository sources of packages needed for Kodi to work. After the installation is complete, close the terminal.
Step 5) Go to ‘Activities’ and search for ‘Kodi’. You should see Kodi Media Center if everything went as planned.
Enjoy using Kodi. You can go to “System” and start customizing Kodi to your needs.