A Python library and command-line interface which pipes streams from various services into a video player.
Avoid resource-heavy and unoptimized websites, and still enjoy streamed content.
Streamlink was forked in 2016 from the abandoned Livestreamer project.
Please take a look at the documentation for different ways of installing Streamlink:
Streamlink is built on top of a plugin system which allows support for new services to be added easily.
Most of the popular streaming services are supported, such as:
... and many more. A list of all plugins currently included can be found on the plugins page.
After installing, simply run:
streamlink "STREAMURL" best
The default behavior of Streamlink is to play back streams in the VLC player, but a lot of other options and output methods are available, such as writing the stream to the filesystem, reading stream metadata, etc.
For more in-depth usage, please refer to the CLI documentation.
An API guide and API reference is available for Python implementors of Streamlink.
All contributions are welcome. Feel free to open a new thread on the issue tracker or submit a new pull request. Please read CONTRIBUTING.md first. Thanks!
If you think that Streamlink is useful and if you want to keep the project alive, then please consider supporting its maintainers by sending a small and optionally recurring tip via the available options.
Your support is very much appreciated, thank you!