Installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 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 for non personal use, then you must purchase a license to use it.

For personal use, it’s great. If you’re going to be providing computer tech support to family and friends remotely, then TeamViewer is a great tool to have. there are many remote support tools out there, but TeamVier is probably the easiest and stable of them all.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install TeamViewer in Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04 desktop to use to provide remote support.

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

Option 1: Download TeamVier Installer

There are two primary ways to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu systems. probably more, but these two options should be enough. Option #1, go to TeamViewer download link below and get the DEB version for Ubuntu.

Click the link below to download TeamViewer installer for Ubuntu.. get the 64-bit version if your system supports it.
teamviewer ubuntu install

When you click the link, your browser will prompt to save it. In most cases, it should be saved in the Downloads folder of your Home directory.

teamviewer ubuntu setup

After downloading the installer, go to your ~/Downloads folder of your home directory, right-click the downloaded package and select Open with Ubuntu Install

ubuntu teamviewer software

That should open Ubuntu Software and allow you to install the TeamViewer. Click Install to begin the installation.

Ubuntu teamviewer install

You should get a prompt to enter your password to authenticate. type the correct password to complete the installation.

After installing, go to the Activities Overview and search for TeamViewer and lunch it.

Options #2: Install TeamViewer from Commandline

The other option is to install TeamViewer from the command line. this option is for folks who have commandline understanding and know how to access Ubuntu command line to rum commands.

To get TeamViewer installed, open Ubuntu terminal and run the commands below to download its repository key.

cd /tmp && wget
sudo apt-key add TeamViewer2017.asc

Then run the commands below to add its repository

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list'
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb preview main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list'

Finally, run the commands below to update Ubuntu and install TeamViewer

sudo apt update
sudo apt install teamviewer

That’s it! That’s how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu desktop

Run the command below to start it.



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  1. Very efficient and fast procedure .

  2. It works perfectly, Nice link

  3. I am unable to install TV on 14.04 which is showing the dependency qt56-teamviewer and libqt5gui5. I have installed but still showing error.

  4. Error type: “Unmet dependencies” raises when installing via command line – I fix it using: sudo apt-get -f install teamviewer

  5. Following above steps, Teamviewer works fine on Ubuntu. Other tools which you can use are logmein, R-HUB remote support servers etc. They work on all platforms.

  6. i was unable to install it was showing to install again. please help!

    1. I was not able to instal.

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