I was trying to install playonlinux by terminal on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but there is no commands for that version of Ubuntu (at least I didn't find them).

So I was wondering if somebody can help me.


2 Answers 2


You can simply run command

sudo apt update
sudo apt install playonlinux

for installation. There is no need for PPA.

To update to the latest version, it needs to download .deb file.

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    it will be not the latest version Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 14:06
  • You will need PPA for latest version..
    – Ramesh-X
    Commented Jan 14, 2019 at 9:37
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    @Ramesh-X When I installed it first time(in 16.04.1), I did without ppa and to upgrade it later(in 16.04.4) I just downloaded .deb file. or you can follow the instruction given there to install playonlinux.
    – d a i s y
    Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 4:07

At the time of writing this post, the application is provided by noobslab.com for 16.04 version.

  1. Add the repository by using the following in the terminal,

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
  2. Then update your package list,

    sudo apt-get update
  3. And then installation,

    sudo apt-get install playonlinux

    This will install several libraries which are needed for wine as well as playonlinux. Installation of this is big >580 MB. It may take some time for installation.

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    Now there is no need for PPA, check with apt show playonlinux. Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 19:31

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