Install Kodi on Chromebook

Kodi (formely Xbmc) has become a popular in-home media platform. Luckily, getting it on your Chromebook is not much of a challenge. However, you will need to make sure that you have Linux installed on your Chromebook first. Here’s a short video on how to install Kodi on Chromebook.

Terminal commands:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

13 thoughts on “Install Kodi on Chromebook

  1. Hi there Dave,

    I’ve successfully installed kodi on my chrome book and have been able to get all the add-ons I’ve wanted but am having issues with video playback and sound. I’m getting no sound and the video is very slow and choppy despite it buffering 100%. Any clue in a fix for this? Please help,

  2. after i enter the “install kodi” part it says the following packages have unmet dependencies then it says “unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.” What do i do? Or what went wrong?

          1. Thanks, I’ll give this a try… I’ve looked into multiple diff sources and nothing yet has solved this prob.

          2. I just realized that my ASUS Chromebook has ARM architecture so those instructions you posted won’t work

  3. Does anybody have an answer for Citlali Sanchez’s earlier question regarding the error message: “…the following packages have unmet dependencies… unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages?” I have been searching all over and cannot find a proper solution for this. Thx

  4. I’ve followed the steps from the beginning to try and get Kodi installed on a chromebook: Went into developer mode, downloaded crouton and installed linux. When I was installing linux I created a username. I thought something was wrong when I tried to put in the password because nothing showed. Eventually it locked me out and said to enter passwd + username to change it later. Apparently something was set as the password. I cannot figure out how to get into the recovery mode, or overwrite the linux to try and start over. Right now I’m just stuck because all prompts/commands moving forward require me to enter a password. Any suggestions?

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