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

emby, updater, ubuntu
pip install emby-updater==0.8.4



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

The binary distribution is DEPRECATED, DON'T USE

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

sudo -i
apt update && \
  apt install -y python3-apt; \
  pipx install --system-site-packages 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

The binary distribution is DEPRECATED, DON'T USE

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.

DEPRECATED -- sudo mv ~/Downloads/emby-updater /usr/local/sbin/


usage: emby-updater.py [-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-
                        updater.py 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 <mail@philip-henning.com>.

emby-updater is licensed under MIT license.