Emby for Android TV

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3.7
992 reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Bringing all of your personal media together into one place has never been easier! Emby unites your personal videos, music, and photos and streams them to all your devices.

This app is free and will function for browsing your collection. For library playback, you need to either unlock the app with a small in-app purchase or have an active Emby Premiere subscription. Some other features, such as Live TV are only available with Premiere.


Get the free Emby Server at http://emby.media (required as part of your Emby install).



• Automatically converts your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
• Organizes your media into an elegant display with artwork, rich metadata and related content.
• Easily share your media with friends and family.
• Rich parental control and management features allow you to easily control access for your entire family.
• Stream your cloud-synced media (with installed cloud sync providers)
• Watch Live TV and manage your DVR (with installed live tv provider and Emby Premiere)



Energize your collection with Emby and take your media to the next level.


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Updated on
Oct 18, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted
3.7
992 reviews
Benjamin Roberts
December 30, 2022
Worked great for about a year, then stopped playing the last several minutes of TV episodes. Audio keeps playing, but the picture freezes and it won't seek forward. Tried restarting the app, rebooting the box, clearing cache, etc. I paid for this app and now it doesn't even work. Will be switching to Jellyfin if this remains unfixed.
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A Google user
July 3, 2019
For the most part everything works fine, but when I have multiple versions of recorded TV shows and movies, it will only play the original video file. For example, I use Mcebuddy to remove commercials, but I want to keep the original files in case MceBuddy cuts too much out. I select the other video file, but it refuses to play it and only plays the original. This does not happen on the regular Emby app, only on the Android TV version. Very strange and I hope it gets fixed soon.
6 people found this review helpful
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Emby Media
July 26, 2019
Thanks for the review, we appreciate it. Please let us know in the forums of any issues you may have so we can address them: https://emby.media/community We work very hard on Emby and value your support. I just tested this specific issue you mention and can't reproduce this. Please make a post as above in our forums and we can help you.
Mike Walker
March 1, 2021
No, it isn't perfect, but the overall rating for this is too low. Emby is a great product that runs on just about everything and Emby Premier is a good value considering what it does and what you can do with it. The Google TV app is what we use on our two major TVs and Chromecast on the third and we use Emby as the DVR, the Live TV provider, and the media library (not music, however). I've used Emby on a Chromecast in Europe to watch TV from home in the US to give you a sense of what you can do. All of the apps are constantly updated and worked on - which is great, although that sometimes means you can get an instability here and there. If you want to free yourself from the tyranny of a Live TV provider that decides how long you keep recordings, how many you can have, what the Guide looks like, where you can watch a particular show (localization), whether you can skip ads or not, puts unwanted advertising in the Guide, and leases you hardware for monthly fees for all of this, well then Emby is an alternative that allows you to take back control.
17 people found this review helpful
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Emby Media
March 3, 2021
Thanks for the 5 star review, we appreciate it. We are constantly updating this app, so please let us know in the forums of any new features or requests you may have for it. https://emby.media/community We work very hard on Emby and value your support.

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