The Jellyfin project is an open source, free software media server. No fees, no tracking, no hidden agenda. Get our free server to collect all your audio, video, photos, and more in one place.
To use the app, you must have a Jellyfin server set up and running. Find out more at https://jellyfin.org
With a Jellyfin server, you can:
- Watch Live TV and recorded shows from your Jellyfin server (additional hardware/services required)
- Stream your media to your iOS/iPadOS device
- View your collection in an easy to use interface
This is the official Jellyfin companion app. Thank you for using Jellyfin!
Thank you for using Jellyfin!
This release on the Apple App Store includes bug fixes and dependency updates.
- Improves support for AC3 and EAC3 codecs
- Fixes issue with iPads rotating on launch
- Support for additional locales
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
First, to those who cannot connect to their server: be sure to add port :8096 at the end of your URL.
This app is great and the only missing thing is the ability to download media to the local device (iPad) for later offline consumption. If the devs can add this, it would be great!
Works like a charm
This app is the bomb. Totally free, open source server software, easy to use, and looks super sharp. It took me less than half an hour to set up the server software on a 11 year old Windows desktop, and it scanned my 1.5 terabytes of media, grabbing all images, chapters, and descriptions, in only about 6 hours (not bad for the 600kbps internet and old Phenom CPU). I also installed the client on a Raspberry Pi running OSMC, and it integrated seamlessly. The software provides a beautiful web interface that any browser can use (I’ve had no trouble with Firefox on Windows or Mac, Chromium on Raspbian, and for my 2012 iPad, Firefox mobile 8.0). The old PC has no trouble running the server, and multiple 1080p streams simultaneously have been no problem. (I do have a very nice Nighthawk router, so gigabit-speed WiFi LAN might be filling the scales in my favor). Overall, wonderful app, my only complaint is the lack of a download feature. However, the server software does have the option to run UPnP, and I can download to VLC mobile using that. So not a big deal, but the only thing keeping this from being perfect.
Finally a private, open source media player
Until I found Jellyfin, I had been pulling my hair out trying to find a local solution to play my media without tracking, online services, or having any pay walls. My setup is simple. I run Jellyfin on a Windows virtual machine, and watch my media on Apple TV or iPad.
I had previously used Plex, reluctantly. They track usage, cause issues when you want to connect offline, and certain features require Plex Pass. So then I looked to Emby, but only some of the app is open source, and they still have the premium pricing for certain features, the most basic being able to play media on the iPad app.
As a privacy minded person I have been searching for an alternative for a long long time. Finally Jellyfin checks all of the boxes.
Dev feedback: Please add a feature to download media offline. That would be amazing. Thanks for the effort you are putting into this open source project. It has been needed for a very long time.
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- Anthony Lavado
- 88.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.