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How to install Xbox Media Center on Ubuntu [Guide]

XBMC_home [1]Wishing you had some media center software to start up when you plug your PC into your TV set? XBMC can help! XBMC is a fullscreen media center solution that is extremely easy to use. In time at all, you’ll be navigating your way through your entire media collection elegantly. Let’s get started!

Before We Begin

XBMC is fullscreen media center software

XBMC is already available in the Ubuntu software repositories, but enabling the XBMC PPA will enable you to get frequent updates at a faster rate. This means you’ll get new features faster too.

This guide is accomplished by using terminal. Open a terminal by opening the Unity dash and searching for ‘terminal’.

If you need help understanding how to use XBMC head over to the XMBC wiki [2].

Though this guide is specific to Ubuntu, XBMC can be installed on virtually any Linux distribution, Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. This guide works on all versions of Ubuntu.

How To Install Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Ubuntu

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get install xbmc

Done!

Conclusion

With XBMC installed, you’re now able to sort and watch your media in an elegant and easy way. Enjoy!