How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04

Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Teamviewer aka TV is a desktop sharing and remote management program, users may empower remote access into an easy and safe method. It quickly and securely connects to devices all around the world with no need for a VPN. With TeamViewer users may encourage, assist, interact, and socialize with people.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04.

First, create a source list file for TeamViewer:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list

Next, copy the following two lines and paste it into teamviewer.list file:

deb stable main
deb preview main

After that, run the following command to download TeamViewer’s signing key:

apt-key add TeamViewer2017.asc

Then, install TeamViewer using following command:

apt update
apt install teamviewer

Once installed, TeamViewer can be opened via Ubuntu Dash or you can start it from command terminal by running:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured TeamViewer on your Ubuntu 18.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.