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Python API client for Jellyfin

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Jellyfin ApiClient Python

This is the API client from Jellyfin Kodi extracted as a python package so that other users may use the API without maintaining a fork of the API client. Please note that this API client is not complete. You may have to add API calls to perform certain tasks. Please see Contributing below.


This client can be installed with pip3 install jellyfin-apiclient-python and imported with import jellyfin_apiclient_python.

There is no documentation for this API at this time. For information on how to create a client and establish a session, please see from Jellyfin MPV Shim. For details on what the individual API calls do or how to do a certain task, you will probably find the Jellyfin MPV Shim and Jellyfin Kodi repositories useful.

Changes from Jellyfin Kodi

  • Removal of (now a dependency to websocket_client).
  • Removal of dependencies on helper (from Jellyfin Kodi) and kodi_six.
  • Add has_attribute directly to
  • Add API calls:
    • get_season for fetching season metadata.
    • get_audio_stream to read an audio stream into a file
    • search_media_items to search for media items
    • audio_url to return the URL to an audio file
  • Add parameters aid=None, sid=None, start_time_ticks=None, is_playback=True to API call get_play_info.
  • Add timesync manager and SyncPlay API methods.


When contributing, please maintain backward compatibility with existing calls in the API. Adding parameters is fine, but please make sure that they have default options to prevent existing software from breaking. Please also add your changes to the Changes from Jellyfin Kodi section.

If you would like to produce documentation for this API, I would also be interested in accepting pull requests for documentation.

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