How to Install Kaffeine Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Kaffeine is a great media player for Linux users. It has an easy-to-use interface and comes packed with features that allow it to do all of your basic multimedia tasks, like playing music or videos from YouTube – but what makes this program different? It supports digital TV (DVB-T), which means you can enjoy watching channels without needing additional equipment!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Kaffeine on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using the command line terminal and Ubuntu’s repository.

Update Ubuntu

Begin with checking your system for updates to ensure the installation goes smoothly.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Install Kaffeine Media Player

Kaffeine is featured in Ubuntu Jammy’s default repository making the installation quick and straightforward.

Use the following command to install the media player.

sudo apt install kaffeine -y

How to Launch Kaffeine Media Player

Launching Kaffeine can be done using either the command line terminal or opening the application icon.

Firstly, if your terminal is open, use the following command to launch the software immediately.


Desktop users mostly use the desktop icon to launch, found in the following path.

Activities > Show Applications > Kaffeine


How to Install Kaffeine Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Once open, the media player is straightforward and uncomplicated, making it ideal for any user level, even those fresh to Linux.


How to Install Kaffeine Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

How to Update/Upgrade Kaffeine Media Player

The installation was done using Ubuntu’s standard repository, so use the same command as you would update any other APT package as follows.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Desktop users usually are prompted when updates are present and installed graphically. My advice is to always use the command line terminal to ensure that the automatic update notifications are processing all your upgrades.

How to Remove Kaffeine Media Player

Users who no longer wish to have the media player installed to use the following command.

sudo apt autoremove kaffeine --purge -y

Kaffeine installs many dependencies so that the apt autoremove command will remove these along with the –purge tag added on to remove any data. Please note this is a complete removal command.

Comments and Conclusion

If you are a Linux user and want a powerful yet user-friendly media player that can handle all of your multimedia needs, then Kaffeine should be at the top of your list. It has an impressive feature set that will allow you to do everything from watching DVDs to recording live TV. Its DVB support is outstanding, making it the perfect choice for users who need to watch or record digital TV content.


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