How to Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 22.04

Ubuntu is a very robust operating system for system admins. You get a wide and diverse range of tools at your disposal to efficiently manage your IT infrastructure. If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to teach a new person on your team something, or create a tutorial for your knowledge base, and don’t know where to begin, worry not. In this guide, I will talk about the installation steps of OBS Studio and explore it on Ubuntu 22.04. It is a free and easy-to-use screen casting tool that you can install on any operating system to record and stream your screen.

OBS Studio is an amazing tool for users new to the world of screen casting and streaming. It features support for scripts as well as plugins which can expand the functionality of the tool to a great extent. So, let us begin and explore the installation steps of OBS studio on Ubuntu 22.04.

Update the apt repositories

It’s always a good idea to update the apt repositories before installing anything, so let’s get that out of the way with:

$sudo apt update -y

And then after that has successfully completed, you need to run:

$sudo apt upgrade -y

After both of these commands have successfully completed, we are now ready to install OBS Studio.

Installing OBS Studio

Via the terminal

Unlike many others, you cannot simply use “sudo apt install” to start the installation. We have to first import the OBS repository into our system and then we can install it.

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio -y

This will include the stable build repository into your Ubuntu 22.04. If you venture into the unstable dev territory and install the dev build, you can utilize this:

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio-unstable -y

After we’ve imported the repository without any errors, we need to update the list in order to have the APT package manager detect it:

$sudo apt update

After the list has been updated, we can now install OBS Studio stable with:

$sudo apt install obs-studio -y

Via the Ubuntu Software Store

It is also available through the Ubuntu software store, so you if you don’t want to mess around with commands in the terminal, you can install it from there as well.

Head on over to the Ubuntu Software Store.

From the search icon in the upper left corner, expand the search box and type “obs studio”, and click on the application icon.

In the next screen, you need to press the “Install” button and then provide your password. It will initiate the installation process.