Welcome to Jellyfin¶
Jellyfin is a Free Software Media System that puts you in control of managing and streaming your media. It is an alternative to the proprietary Emby and Plex, to provide media from a dedicated server to end-user devices via multiple apps. Jellyfin is descended from Emby's 3.5.2 release and ported to the .NET Core framework to enable full cross-platform support. There are no strings attached, no premium licenses or features, and no hidden agendas: just a team who want to build something better and work together to achieve it. We welcome anyone who is interested in joining us in our quest!
For more information about us, please see our about page.
Note: Jellyfin is a fast moving project that is in its early stages, and this documentation as well as the code may change frequently. Please check back often and don't hesitate to contact us via our Matrix/Riot channels or our Subreddit!
Want to get starting using Jellyfin right now? Check out the pages below for how to get Jellyfin installed on your machine.
- Arch Linux
- Generic Linux
- Portable DLL
Alternatively, Jellyfin may be built directly from the source code.
Have questions about how Jellyfin works or encountering an error? Check out the pages below for documentation.
- Frequently asked questions: Frequently asked questions about running Jellyfin.
- Getting help: How to get help with Jellyfin.
- Client apps: Details on the available client applications for Jellyfin.
Want to know more about administering a Jellyfin server? Check out these pages!
- Quick-start guide: What to do after you've installed Jellyfin to get it up and running.
- Migrating from Emby: How to migrate an existing Emby 3.5.2 installation to Jellyfin.
- Plugins: How to install plugins in Jellyfin.
- Port Bindings
Contributing to Jellyfin¶
Want to help out? Check out the pages below for how to contribute.