How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu Linux

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.

TeamViewer is a cross-platform remote support software that’s free for personal use.

If you want to use it to provide remote support services for your business or nonpersonal use, then you must purchase a license to use it to abide by its licensing terms.

TeamViewer is not included in Ubuntu default repositories. To install it on Ubuntu, you must download and install it manually.

When you’re ready to install TeamViewer, continue below using the two options.

Install TeamViewer Installer

Because TeamViewer is not included in Ubuntu repositories by default, run the commands below to download and install it.

Open your command line terminal and use wget command to download the latest version.

To open the command terminal, press these keys: Ctrl + Alt + T.

When the terminal opens, run the commands below to download it.

cd /tmp

After that, run the commands below to install the downloaded file.

sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb

When prompted if you’d like to continue, type y for yes to continue with the installation.

During the installation process, the official TeamViewer repository will be added to your system so that future updates and upgrades will automatically be installed.

That’s it! TeamViewer is now installed and ready to use.

Start TeamViewer

After installing TeamViewer, the application can be launched either from the command line or by clicking on its icon in the Applications menu.

To start TeamViewer from the command line, simply run the commands below:


To open it from the desktop GUI, go to the Activities Overview and search for TeamViewer and lunch it.


This post showed you how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report


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