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Jellyfin for Kodi

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A whole new way to manage and view your media library.

The Jellyfin for Kodi add-on combines the best of Kodi - ultra smooth navigation, beautiful UIs and playback of any file under the sun, and Jellyfin - the most powerful open source multi-client media metadata indexer and server. You can now retire your MySQL setup in favor of a more flexible setup.

Synchronize your media on your Jellyfin server to the native Kodi database, browsing your media at full speed, while retaining the ability to use other Kodi add-ons to enhance your experience. In addition, you can use any Kodi skin you'd like!


The add-on supports a hybrid approach. You can decide which Jellyfin libraries to sync to the Kodi database. Other libraries and features are accessible dynamically, as a plugin listing.

  • Library types available to sync:
    • Movies and sets
    • TV shows
    • Music videos
    • Music
  • Other features supported:
    • Simple Live TV presentation
    • Home Videos & photos
    • Playlists
    • Theme media
  • Direct play and transcode
  • A 2-way watched and resume state between your server and Kodi. This is a near instant feature.
  • Remote control your Kodi; send play commands from your Jellyfin web client or Jellyfin mobile apps.
  • Extrafanart (rotating backgrounds) for skins that support it
  • Offer to delete content after playback
  • Backup your Jellyfin Kodi profile (Create and restore from backup )
  • and more...

Install Jellyfin for Kodi

Detailed installation instructions can be found in the Jellyfin Client Documentation.

Known limitations

  • Chapter images are missing unless native playback mode is used.
  • Certain add-ons that depend on seeing where your content is located will not work unless native playback mode is selected.