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Python3 port of matomo's Device Detector

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DeviceDetector is a precise and fast user agent parser and device detector written in Python, backed by the largest and most up-to-date user agent database.

DeviceDetector will parse any user agent and detect the browser, operating system, device used (desktop, tablet, mobile, tv, cars, console, etc.), brand and model. DeviceDetector detects thousands of user agent strings, even from rare and obscure browsers and devices.

The DeviceDetector is optimized for speed of detection, by providing optimized code and in-memory caching.

This project originated as a Python port of the Universal Device Detection library. You can find the original code


This port is not an exact copy of the original code; some Pythonic adaptations were used. However, it uses the original regex yaml files, to benefit from updates and pull request to both the original and the ported versions.


pip install device_detector

Performance Options

CSafeLoader is used if pyyaml is configured --with-libyaml.

The mrab regex module is preferred if installed.


from device_detector import DeviceDetector

ua = 'Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.3; C5502 Build/10.4.1.B.0.101) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/33.0.1750.136 Mobile Safari/537.36'

# Parse UA string and load data to dict of 'os', 'client', 'device' keys
device = DeviceDetector(ua).parse()

# Use helper methods to extract data by attribute

device.is_bot()      # >>> False

device.os_name()     # >>> Android
device.os_version()  # >>> 4.3
device.engine()      # >>> WebKit

device.device_brand_name()  # >>> Sony
device.device_brand()       # >>> SO
device.device_model()       # >>> Xperia ZR
device.device_type()        # >>> smartphone

# For much faster performance, skip Bot and Device Hardware Detection
# and extract get OS / App details only.
from device_detector import SoftwareDetector

ua = 'Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0; 4Good Light A103 Build/MRA58K) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.83 Mobile Safari/537.36'
device = SoftwareDetector(ua).parse()

device.client_name()        # >>> Chrome Mobile
device.client_short_name()  # >>> CM
device.client_type()        # >>> browser
device.client_version()     # >>> 58.0.3029.83

device.os_name()     # >>> Android
device.os_version()  # >>> 6.0
device.engine()      # >>> WebKit

device.device_brand_name()  # >>> ''
device.device_brand()       # >>> ''
device.device_model()       # >>> ''
device.device_type()        # >>> ''

# Many mobile browser UA strings contain the app info of the APP that's using the browser 
ua = 'Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 12_1_4 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/16D57 EtsyInc/5.22 rv:52200.62.0'
device = DeviceDetector(ua).parse()

device.secondary_client_name()     # >>> EtsyInc
device.secondary_client_type()     # >>> generic
device.secondary_client_version()  # >>> 5.22

Device Detector for other languages

There are already a few ports of this tool to other languages:

What Device Detector is able to detect

The lists below are auto generated and updated from time to time. Some of them might not be complete.

Last update: 2020/04/04

List of detected operating systems:

AIX, Android, AmigaOS, Apple TV, Arch Linux, BackTrack, Bada, BeOS, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Brew, CentOS, Chrome OS, CyanogenMod, Debian, DragonFly, Fedora, Firefox OS, Fire OS, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Google TV, HP-UX, Haiku OS, IRIX, Inferno, KaiOS, Knoppix, Kubuntu, GNU/Linux, Lubuntu, VectorLinux, Mac, Maemo, Mandriva, MeeGo, MocorDroid, Mint, MildWild, MorphOS, NetBSD, MTK / Nucleus, Nintendo, Nintendo Mobile, OS/2, OSF1, OpenBSD, Ordissimo, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation, Red Hat, RISC OS, Remix OS, RazoDroiD, Sabayon, SUSE, Sailfish OS, Slackware, Solaris, Syllable, Symbian, Symbian OS, Symbian OS Series 40, Symbian OS Series 60, Symbian^3, ThreadX, Tizen, Ubuntu, WebTV, Windows, Windows CE, Windows IoT, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows RT, Xbox, Xubuntu, YunOs, iOS, palmOS, webOS

List of detected browsers:

2345 Browser, 360 Phone Browser, 360 Browser, Avant Browser, ABrowse, ANT Fresco, ANTGalio, Aloha Browser, Aloha Browser Lite, Amaya, Amigo, Android Browser, AOL Shield, Arora, Amiga Voyager, Amiga Aweb, Atomic Web Browser, Avast Secure Browser, AVG Secure Browser, Beaker Browser, Beamrise, BlackBerry Browser, Baidu Browser, Baidu Spark, Basilisk, Beonex, BlackHawk, Bunjalloo, B-Line, Brave, BriskBard, BrowseX, Camino, CCleaner, Coc Coc, Comodo Dragon, Coast, Charon, CM Browser, Chrome Frame, Headless Chrome, Chrome, Chrome Mobile iOS, Conkeror, Chrome Mobile, CoolNovo, CometBird, COS Browser, ChromePlus, Chromium, Cyberfox, Cheshire, Crusta, Cunaguaro, Chrome Webview, dbrowser, Deepnet Explorer, Delta Browser, Dolphin, Dorado, Dooble, Dillo, DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, Ecosia, Epic, Elinks, Element Browser, eZ Browser, EUI Browser, GNOME Web, Espial TV Browser, Falkon, Faux Browser, Firefox Mobile iOS, Firebird, Fluid, Fennec, Firefox, Firefox Focus, Firefox Reality, Firefox Rocket, Flock, Firefox Mobile, Fireweb, Fireweb Navigator, FreeU, Galeon, Google Earth, Hawk Turbo Browser, hola! Browser, HotJava, Huawei Browser, IBrowse, iCab, iCab Mobile, Iridium, Iron Mobile, IceCat, IceDragon, Isivioo, Iceweasel, Internet Explorer, IE Mobile, Iron, Jasmine, Jig Browser, Jio Browser, K.Browser, Kindle Browser, K-meleon, Konqueror, Kapiko, Kinza, Kiwi, Kylo, Kazehakase, Cheetah Browser, LieBaoFast, LG Browser, Links, Lovense Browser, LuaKit, Lunascape, Lynx, mCent, MicroB, NCSA Mosaic, Meizu Browser, Mercury, Mobile Safari, Midori, Mobicip, MIUI Browser, Mobile Silk, Minimo, Mint Browser, Maxthon, Nokia Browser, Nokia OSS Browser, Nokia Ovi Browser, Nox Browser, NetSurf, NetFront, NetFront Life, NetPositive, Netscape, NTENT Browser, Oculus Browser, Opera Mini iOS, Obigo, Odyssey Web Browser, Off By One, ONE Browser, Opera GX, Opera Neon, Opera Devices, Opera Mini, Opera Mobile, Opera, Opera Next, Opera Touch, Ordissimo, Oregano, Origyn Web Browser, Openwave Mobile Browser, OmniWeb, Otter Browser, Palm Blazer, Pale Moon, Oppo Browser, Palm Pre, Puffin, Palm WebPro, Palmscape, Phoenix, Polaris, Polarity, Microsoft Edge, QQ Browser Mini, QQ Browser, Qutebrowser, QupZilla, Qwant Mobile, QtWebEngine, Realme Browser, Rekonq, RockMelt, Samsung Browser, Sailfish Browser, SEMC-Browser, Sogou Explorer, Safari, SalamWeb, Shiira, SimpleBrowser, Skyfire, Seraphic Sraf, Sleipnir, Snowshoe, Sogou Mobile Browser, Splash, Sputnik Browser, Sunrise, SuperBird, Super Fast Browser, START Internet Browser, Streamy, Swiftfox, Seznam Browser, Browser, Tao Browser, TenFourFox, Tenta Browser, Tizen Browser, TweakStyle, TV Bro, UBrowser, UC Browser, UC Browser Mini, UC Browser Turbo, Uzbl, Vivaldi, vivo Browser, Vision Mobile Browser, Wear Internet Browser, Web Explorer, WebPositive, Waterfox, Whale Browser, wOSBrowser, WeTab Browser, Yandex Browser, Yandex Browser Lite, Xiino

List of detected browser engines:

WebKit, Blink, Trident, Text-based, Dillo, iCab, Elektra, Presto, Gecko, KHTML, NetFront, Edge, NetSurf, Servo

List of detected libraries:

aiohttp, curl, Faraday, Go-http-client, Google HTTP Java Client, Guzzle (PHP HTTP Client), HTTPie, HTTP_Request2, Java, libdnf, Mechanize, Node Fetch, OkHttp, Perl, Perl REST::Client, Python Requests, Python urllib, REST Client for Ruby, RestSharp, ScalaJ HTTP, urlgrabber (yum), Wget, WWW-Mechanize

List of detected media players:

Audacious, Banshee, Boxee, Clementine, Deezer, FlyCast, Foobar2000, Google Podcasts, iTunes, Kodi, MediaMonkey, Miro, mpv, Music Player Daemon, NexPlayer, Nightingale, QuickTime, Songbird, Stagefright, SubStream, VLC, Winamp, Windows Media Player, XBMC

List of detected mobile apps:

AndroidDownloadManager, AntennaPod, Apple News, Baidu Box App, BeyondPod, BingWebApp, bPod, CastBox, Castro, Castro 2, CrosswalkApp, DoggCatcher, douban App, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, FeedR, Flipboard App, Google Go, Google Play Newsstand, Google Plus, Google Search App, iCatcher, Instacast, Instagram App, Line, NewsArticle App, Overcast, Pinterest, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Podcast & Radio Addict, Podcast Republic, Podcasts, Podcat, Podcatcher Deluxe, Podkicker, RSSRadio, Sina Weibo, SogouSearch App, tieba, WeChat, WhatsApp, Yahoo! Japan, Yelp Mobile, YouTube and mobile apps using AFNetworking

List of detected PIMs (personal information manager):

Airmail, Barca, DAVdroid, Lotus Notes, MailBar, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Postbox, SeaMonkey, The Bat!, Thunderbird

List of detected feed readers:

Akregator, Apple PubSub, BashPodder, Breaker, Downcast, FeedDemon, Feeddler RSS Reader, gPodder, JetBrains Omea Reader, Liferea, NetNewsWire, Newsbeuter, NewsBlur, NewsBlur Mobile App, PritTorrent, Pulp, ReadKit, Reeder, RSS Bandit, RSS Junkie, RSSOwl, Stringer

List of brands with detected devices:

3Q, 4Good, Ace, Acer, Advan, Advance, AGM, Ainol, Airness, Airties, AIS, Aiwa, Akai, Alba, Alcatel, Aligator, AllCall, AllDocube, Allview, Allwinner, Altech UEC, altron, Amazon, AMGOO, Amoi, ANS, Apple, Archos, Arian Space, Ark, Arnova, ARRIS, Ask, Assistant, Asus, Atom, Audiovox, AVH, Avvio, Axxion, Azumi Mobile, BangOlufsen, Barnes & Noble, BBK, BDF, Becker, Beeline, Beetel, BenQ, BenQ-Siemens, Bezkam, BGH, Bird, Bitel, Black Fox, Blackview, Blaupunkt, Blu, Bluboo, Bluegood, Bmobile, bogo, Boway, bq, Bravis, Brondi, Bush, CAGI, Capitel, Captiva, Carrefour, Casio, Casper, Cat, Celkon, Changhong, Cherry Mobile, China Mobile, Chuwi, Clarmin, CnM, Coby Kyros, Comio, Compal, Compaq, ComTrade Tesla, Concord, ConCorde, Condor, Coolpad, Cowon, CreNova, Crescent, Cricket, Crius Mea, Crosscall, Cube, CUBOT, CVTE, Cyrus, Daewoo, Danew, Datang, Datsun, Dbtel, Dell, Denver, Desay, DeWalt, DEXP, Dialog, Dicam, Digi, Digicel, Digiland, Digma, Divisat, DMM, DNS, DoCoMo, Doogee, Doov, Dopod, Doro, Dune HD, E-Boda, E-tel, Easypix, EBEST, Echo Mobiles, ECS, EE, EKO, Eks Mobility, Element, Elenberg, Elephone, Energizer, Energy Sistem, Ergo, Ericsson, Ericy, Essential, Essentielb, Eton, eTouch, Etuline, Eurostar, Evercoss, Evertek, Evolio, Evolveo, EvroMedia, Explay, Extrem, Ezio, Ezze, Fairphone, Famoco, Fengxiang, FiGO, FinePower, Fly, FNB, Fondi, FORME, Forstar, Foxconn, Freetel, Fujitsu, G-TiDE, Garmin-Asus, Gateway, Gemini, General Mobile, Geotel, Ghia, Ghong, Gigabyte, Gigaset, Ginzzu, Gionee, Globex, GOCLEVER, Goly, GoMobile, Google, Gradiente, Grape, Grundig, Hafury, Haier, HannSpree, Hasee, Hi-Level, Highscreen, Hisense, Hoffmann, Homtom, Hoozo, Hosin, HP, HTC, Huawei, Humax, Hyrican, Hyundai, i-Joy, i-mate, i-mobile, iBall, iBerry, IconBIT, iHunt, Ikea, iKoMo, iLA, IMO Mobile, Impression, iNew, Infinix, InFocus, Inkti, InnJoo, Innostream, Inoi, INQ, Insignia, Intek, Intex, Inverto, iOcean, iPro, Irbis, iRola, iRulu, iTel, iView, iZotron, JAY-Tech, Jiayu, Jolla, Just5, K-Touch, Kaan, Kaiomy, Kalley, Kanji, Karbonn, KATV1, Kazam, KDDI, Kempler & Strauss, Keneksi, Kiano, Kingsun, Kivi, Kocaso, Kodak, Kogan, Komu, Konka, Konrow, Koobee, KOPO, Koridy, KRONO, Krüger&Matz, KT-Tech, Kumai, Kyocera, LAIQ, Land Rover, Landvo, Lanix, Lark, Lava, LCT, Leagoo, Ledstar, LeEco, Lemhoov, Lenco, Lenovo, Leotec, Le Pan, Lephone, Lexand, Lexibook, LG, Lingwin, Loewe, Logicom, Lumus, Luna, LYF, M.T.T., M4tel, Majestic, Mann, Manta Multimedia, Masstel, Maxcom, Maxwest, Maze, Mecer, Mecool, Mediacom, MediaTek, Medion, MEEG, MegaFon, Meitu, Meizu, Memup, Metz, MEU, MicroMax, Microsoft, Mio, Miray, Mitsubishi, MIXC, MLLED, Mobicel, Mobiistar, Mobiola, Mobistel, Modecom, Mofut, Motorola, Movic, Mpman, MSI, MTC, MTN, MYFON, MyPhone, Myria, Mystery, MyWigo, National, Navon, NEC, Neffos, Netgear, NeuImage, Newgen, NewsMy, NEXBOX, Nexian, Nextbit, NextBook, NGM, NG Optics, Nikon, Nintendo, NOA, Noain, Nobby, Noblex, Nokia, Nomi, Nous, NUU Mobile, Nuvo, Nvidia, NYX Mobile, O+, O2, Obi, Odys, Onda, OnePlus, OPPO, Opsson, Orange, Ordissimo, Ouki, Oukitel, OUYA, Overmax, Oysters, Palm, Panacom, Panasonic, Pantech, PCBOX, PCD, PCD Argentina, PEAQ, Pentagram, Philips, phoneOne, Pioneer, Pixus, Ployer, Plum, Point of View, Polaroid, PolyPad, Polytron, Pomp, Positivo, PPTV, Prestigio, Primepad, Proline, ProScan, PULID, Q-Touch, Qilive, QMobile, Qtek, Quantum, Quechua, Qumo, R-TV, Ramos, RCA Tablets, Readboy, Rikomagic, RIM, Rinno, Ritmix, Ritzviva, Riviera, Roadrover, Rokit, Roku, Rombica, Ross&Moor, Rover, RoverPad, RT Project, RugGear, Runbo, Safaricom, Sagem, Samsung, Sanei, Santin, Sanyo, Savio, Sega, Selevision, Selfix, Sencor, Sendo, Senseit, Senwa, SFR, Sharp, Shift Phones, Shuttle, Siemens, Sigma, Silent Circle, Simbans, Sky, Skyworth, Smart, Smartfren, Smartisan, Softbank, Sonim, Sony, Sony Ericsson, Spectrum, Spice, Star, Starway, STF Mobile, STK, Stonex, Storex, Sumvision, SunVan, Sunvell, SuperSonic, Supra, SWISSMOBILITY, Symphony, Syrox, T-Mobile, TB Touch, TCL, TechniSat, TechnoTrend, TechPad, Teclast, Tecno Mobile, Telefunken, Telego, Telenor, Telit, Tesco, Tesla, teXet, ThL, Thomson, TIANYU, Timovi, TiPhone, Tolino, Tooky, Top House, Toplux, Toshiba, Touchmate, TrekStor, Trevi, True, Tunisie Telecom, Turbo, Turbo-X, TVC, U.S. Cellular, Ugoos, Uhappy, Ulefone, Umax, UMIDIGI, Unihertz, Unimax, Uniscope, Unknown, Unnecto, Unonu, Unowhy, UTOK, UTStarcom, Vastking, Venso, Verizon, Vernee, Vertex, Vertu, Verykool, Vesta, Vestel, VGO TEL, Videocon, Videoweb, ViewSonic, Vinga, Vinsoc, Vitelcom, Vivax, Vivo, Vizio, VK Mobile, Vodafone, Vonino, Vorago, Voto, Voxtel, Vsun, Vulcan, Walton, Web TV, Weimei, WellcoM, Wexler, Wieppo, Wiko, Wileyfox, Wink, Wolder, Wolfgang, Wonu, Woo, Woxter, X-TIGI, X-View, Xiaolajiao, Xiaomi, Xion, Xolo, Xoro, Yandex, Yarvik, Yes, Yezz, Yota, Ytone, Yu, Yuandao, Yusun, Yxtel, Zeemi, Zen, Zenek, Zonda, Zopo, ZTE, Zuum, Zync, ZYQ, öwn

List of detected bots:

360Spider, Aboundexbot, Acoon,, ADMantX, aHrefs Bot, Alexa Crawler, Alexa Site Audit, Amazon Route53 Health Check, Amorank Spider, Analytics SEO Crawler, ApacheBench, Applebot, Arachni, bot, Ask Jeeves, Awario, Awario,, BacklinkCrawler, Baidu Spider, BazQux Reader, BingBot, BitlyBot, Blekkobot, BLEXBot Crawler, Bloglovin, Blogtrottr, BoardReader, BoardReader Blog Indexer, Bountii Bot, BrandVerity, Browsershots, BUbiNG, Buck, Butterfly Robot, Bytespider, CareerBot, Castro 2, Catchpoint, CATExplorador, ccBot crawler, Charlotte, Cliqzbot, CloudFlare Always Online, CloudFlare AMP Fetcher, Collectd, CommaFeed, CSS Certificate Spider, Cốc Cốc Bot, Datadog Agent, Datanyze, Dataprovider, Daum, Dazoobot, Discobot, Domain Re-Animator Bot, DotBot, DuckDuckGo Bot, Easou Spider, eCairn-Grabber, EMail Exractor, EmailWolf, Embedly, evc-batch, ExaBot, ExactSeek Crawler, Ezooms, eZ Publish Link Validator, Facebook External Hit, Feedbin, FeedBurner, Feedly, Feedspot, Feed Wrangler, Fever, Findxbot, Flipboard, FreshRSS, Generic Bot, Generic Bot, Genieo Web filter, Gigablast, Gigabot, Gluten Free Crawler, Gmail Image Proxy, Goo, Googlebot, Google Cloud Scheduler, Google Favicon, Google PageSpeed Insights, Google Partner Monitoring, Google Search Console, Google Stackdriver Monitoring, Google Structured Data Testing Tool, Grapeshot, Heritrix, Heureka Feed, HTTPMon, HubPages, HubSpot, ICC-Crawler, ichiro, IDG/IT, IIS Site Analysis, Inktomi Slurp, inoreader, IP-Guide Crawler, IPS Agent, Kaspersky, Kouio, Larbin web crawler, LCC, Let's Encrypt Validation, Lighthouse, Linkdex Bot, LinkedIn Bot, LTX71, Lycos, Magpie-Crawler, MagpieRSS, Mail.Ru Bot, masscan, Mastodon Bot, Meanpath Bot, MetaInspector, MetaJobBot, Mixrank Bot, MJ12 Bot, Mnogosearch, MojeekBot, Monitor.Us, Munin, Nagios check_http, NalezenCzBot, nbertaupete95, Netcraft Survey Bot, netEstate, NetLyzer FastProbe, NetResearchServer, Netvibes, NewsBlur, NewsGator, NLCrawler, Nmap, Nutch-based Bot, Nuzzel, oBot, Octopus, Omgili bot, Openindex Spider, OpenLinkProfiler, OpenWebSpider, Orange Bot, Outbrain, PagePeeker, PaperLiBot, Phantomas, PHP Server Monitor, Picsearch bot, Pingdom Bot, Pinterest, PocketParser, Pompos, PritTorrent, QuerySeekerSpider, Quora Link Preview, Qwantify, Rainmeter, RamblerMail Image Proxy, Reddit Bot, Riddler, Rogerbot, ROI Hunter, RSSRadio Bot, SafeDNSBot, Scooter, ScoutJet, Scrapy, Screaming Frog SEO Spider, ScreenerBot, Semrush Bot, Sensika Bot, Sentry Bot, SEOENGBot, SEOkicks-Robot,, Server Density, Seznam Bot, Seznam Email Proxy, Seznam, ShopAlike, Shopify Partner, ShopWiki, SilverReader, SimplePie, SISTRIX Crawler, SISTRIX Optimizer, Site24x7 Website Monitoring, Siteimprove, SiteSucker,, Skype URI Preview, Slackbot, SMTBot, Snapchat Proxy, Sogou Spider, Soso Spider, Sparkler, Speedy, Spinn3r, Spotify, Sputnik Bot, sqlmap, SSL Labs, Startpagina Linkchecker, StatusCake, Superfeedr Bot, Survey Bot, Tarmot Gezgin, TelegramBot, The Knowledge AI, theoldreader, TinEye Crawler, Tiny Tiny RSS, TLSProbe, TraceMyFile, Trendiction Bot, TurnitinBot, TweetedTimes Bot, Tweetmeme Bot, Twingly Recon, Twitterbot, UkrNet Mail Proxy, UniversalFeedParser, Uptimebot, Uptime Robot, URLAppendBot, Vagabondo, Visual Site Mapper Crawler, VK Share Button, W3C CSS Validator, W3C I18N Checker, W3C Link Checker, W3C Markup Validation Service, W3C MobileOK Checker, W3C Unified Validator, Wappalyzer, WebbCrawler, Weborama, WebPageTest, WebSitePulse, WebThumbnail, WeSEE:Search, WikiDo, Willow Internet Crawler, WooRank, WordPress, Wotbox, YaCy, Yahoo! Cache System, Yahoo! Japan BRW, Yahoo! Link Preview, Yahoo! Slurp, Yahoo Gemini, Yandex Bot, Yeti/Naverbot, Yottaa Site Monitor, Youdao Bot, Yourls, Yunyun Bot, Zao, Ze List, zgrab, Zookabot, ZumBot

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