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Quick Tip: How to Update to Latest Kodi 16 “Jarvis” on Raspberry Pi

Note: The below steps allow you to get current latest version of kodi “Krypton” too, as described in my new blog post.

For those of you who want the latest Kodi but don’t want to use the likes of OSMC or OpenELEC, to be able to harness the power of Raspbian, i have a bad news, and a good news.

The bad news is, according to, the Raspbian repositories only have Kodi up to version 15.2, although -currently- the latest Kodi version is Jarvis 16.1 released on April 24th 2016.

The good news is, the good folks at the Raspberry Pi Forums found a repository that offers Kodi built for Raspbian, 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:
    System > System Info

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.


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