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A little tool to keep your emby media server up to date.

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emby-updater is a small tool to keep the Emby media server up to date (even including beta-versions).

Using emby-updater

All in one binary

Thanks to PyInstaller you can download emby-updater without to care about any dependencies, because they are inbuilt to the binary.

Just head over to the releases page and download the binary.

Currently only Ubuntu 18.04+ (amd64) is supported.

Python code for maximum flexibility

Do you want to control what is running on your system?
Grab the Python code, install the dependencies and run or modify it :)


with pipx (recommended)

Install pipx

pipx install emby-updater
with pip in the user environment
sudo apt update && \
sudo apt install -y python3 python3-pip python3-apt; \
pip3 install --user emby-updater
from binary distribution
  1. Go to the latest release page.
  2. Download the binary distribution package to ~/Downloads.
  3. make it executable with chmod +x ~/Downloads/emby-updater.
  4. move it to /usr/local/sbin.
sudo mv ~/Downloads/emby-updater /usr/local/sbin/


usage: [-h] [--beta] [-d DOWNLOAD_PATH] [--update] [--version]

emby-updater will help you to install Emby (updates) easily.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --beta                installs Emby beta versions
  -d DOWNLOAD_PATH, --download-path DOWNLOAD_PATH
                        set path for downloaded binaries
  --update              update the script itself if an update is available
  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -y, --yes             automatic yes to prompts. Assume "yes" as answer to
                        all prompts and run non-interactively. If an
                        undesirable situation, such as changing a held package
                        or removing an essential package, occurs then emby-
               will abort.

This is an unofficial update tool for the Emby media server.
It's not supported through any official Emby Support.
emby-updater is proudly presented by Philip 'ShokiNN' Henning <>.

emby-updater is licensed under MIT license.

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