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Jellyfin for Kodi

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⚠️ Python 2 deprecation (Kodi 18 Leia and older)

Kodi installs based on Python 2 are no longer supported going forward.
This means that Kodi v18 (Leia) and earlier (Krypton, Jarvis...) is no longer supported, and will cease receiving updates.

Our informal support target is current release±1, which currently translates to Matrix (old), Nexus (current) and Omega (next).
Please note that next release is a moving target, has a relatively low priority, and is unlikely to receive active work before the release candidate stage.

The major version of Jellyfin for Kodi will be bumped for the first release without Python 2 support.

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.