How to Install Stremio on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

How to Install Stremio on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Are you wondering how to install Stremio on Ubuntu and enjoy the best of online media streaming? Here’s everything you need to know. 

Stremio is a streaming software available for the most widely used operating systems. As the application is open source, the software’s source code is also available on GitHub. We’re here to discuss the installation process of the software, along with solutions for some of the widely encountered problems when installing Stremio. 

Finally, we will discuss the instructions for removing the software from the system. But before moving towards, let’s first briefly discuss what Stremio is and its essential features.

What is Stremio?

Stremio is streaming software that provides information about movies/ TV from different sources on a single platform. The following are the essential features of Stremio:

  • It is open-source software.
  • Stremio is available for all major operating systems, such as Linux, Windows, macOS, and Android.
  • It is also available for different flavors of Linux, such as Mint, Elementary OS, DeepinOS, ZorinOS, and Debian.
  • The project can be downloaded as full-fledged software and available as an add-on.
  • Several add-ons can be used to extend the software with features such as online streaming of music, videos, and movies over the sources such as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Torrent, and Hotstar.
  • You can also send the content to Chromecast.

We will now discuss the installation instructions for Stremio. There are two ways to install Stremio: a) it can be installed via downloading from the website and then using apt to install it b) it can also be installed as a web application on the docker container

How to Install Stremio on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

The first approach we will discuss for installation is via downloading the software from the Stremio website and then using the apt to install it.

Follow the steps below to install it.

Update your system

The very first step is to update your system. Open your Terminal and then type the following command:

$sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Download the Stremio software

The Stremio software is not available from the standard Ubuntu repository. Therefore, it has to be manually downloaded from the respective website. Open your browser and browse the following link:

Then, select the Ubuntu version and download the Stremio software.

Installation of Stremio software

After downloading the Stremio software, move to the ‘Downloads’ folder. For this purpose, the following command can be used:

$cd Downloads

Now, you can use the apt package manager to install the Stremio software as follows:

$sudo apt install ./Stremio*amd64.deb

Tip: You can also install using the bash by running the following commands:

$sudo chmod u+x
$sudo bash

Solution for dependency error 

You may encounter a dependency error during the installation of Stremio software. In such cases, run the following command:

$sudo apt install –f

Alternatively, you may try running the following command:

$sudo apt --fix-broken install

Resolve the libfdk-acc1 error

After trying the steps above, if you still encounter errors such as: 

“libfdk-acc1 ( >=0.1.5)  but it is not installable”

Then, try the following two commands:

sudo apt install ./libfdk-aac1_*_amd64.deb

After the above commands, run this command:

$sudo apt --fix-broken install

After the above two steps, rerun the installation command:

$sudo apt install ./Stremio*amd64.deb

Running the Stremio software

After the installation of the Stremio app, it’s time to run the software. Follow the steps below to start the app:

  • Open the Ubuntu application launcher
  • Search for the Stremio streaming application as shown in the figure below
Stremio app
  • Click on the Stremio icon
  • It will launch the application

Uninstallation of Stremio software

There are some situations you may want to consider uninstallation of Stremio software. For instance, the software is not working properly. Alternatively, you may want to try an upgraded or alternative software version. If you want to remove the Stremio software, you can simply run the following command on the Terminal:

$sudo apt autoremove --purge Stremio

It will take a while for the uninstallation of the Stremio software.

Installation as a container

You can also install the Stremio as a container. For this purpose, follow the steps below.

Install docker

The first step is to install docker. The exact steps for installation of docker are available at:

Download docker image

After the installation of docker, you need to pull the docker’s image for Stremio. For this purpose, run the following command on your terminal:

$docker pull sleeyax/Stremio-streaming-server

Run the container

After pulling the image, we can run the container from the image with the help of the following command:

$docker run -p 11470:11470 -v ${PWD}:/root/.Stremio-server
--name=Stremio-streaming-server sleeyax/Stremio-streaming-server

Run the Stremio application

To run the Stremio service, open your browser and point to the following address: 


In this article, we have discussed two approaches to the installation of Stremio software. It can be installed as a standard desktop application in Linux. Alternatively, you can install it as a docker service. We have also discussed the uninstallation steps. After the software installation, you may need to sign up using your Facebook/ email Id and install various add-ons.

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