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How to Install/Update to Latest Kodi 17.3 “Krypton” on Raspberry Pi 3 & 2

Note: Kodi 17.3 is now available via the repo used below!

Good news for Kodi hardcore fans, there are builds for latest Kodi version Krypton 17 available for Raspberry Pi.

While these builds are not in the official Raspbian repos, they are in a repo we have already used before to get Jarvis 16, it has currently RC for Kryption 17.1 and we should get the latest version 17.1 soon.

So here are the steps to get the latest version of Kodi on your Raspberry Pi:

  1. Add the repo to your list of sources
    echo 'deb /' | sudo tee --append /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pipplware_jessie.list
  2. Add the repository’s key
    wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Update your list of available packages
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install Kodi (if you don’t already have it installed)
    sudo apt-get install kodi
  5. Or, update Kodi to latest version provided by the repo we added
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  6. Run Kodi and verify updated version by checking installed version at:
    Settings (gear icon) > System Info

I personally tested these steps by installing Kodi 17.1 on fresh up-to-date Raspbian installation on both Raspberry Pi 2 and 3, i also tested all cases mentioned in the comments on the past update guide and found none, so things should be good to go!

That includes as well using wireless keyboard without any extra effort required.

If you are upgrading, not installing fresh copy of Kodi, then make sure to check this section from the official Wiki.

Enjoy your up-to-date media center, and don’t forget to check awesome projects you can do with you Raspberry Pi in your car at Everything You Need To Know To Integrate Your Raspberry Pi Into Your Car.

If you have comments to share, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment 🙂


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