The following ports need to be forwarded for Emby:
Emby - PC
- TCP: 8096, 8920
Forwarding Ports for Emby
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Emby. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to Emby.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- The IP address of your media server.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find Your Emby Port Numbers
You may have changed your Emby port numbers. To check what your current Emby port numbers are, follow these steps.
Access your server's settings either by entering your server's address, or by using the Emby icon in your system tray.
Select Configure Emby from the menu.
You may have to click the Gear icon, depending on how you accessed your server.
You should now be on the Server Dashboard. You can see what ports your server is running on here.
To change what ports your server uses, or make sure you're allowing remote connections, click the Network tab.
If you want to change the ports your server uses you can do so here, and be sure that Allow remote connections to this Emby Server is checked or remote connections will be blocked. Don't forget to click Save if you made any changes.
Find Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
Forwarding a Port for Emby
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type the IP address of your media server into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Emby in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Emby:
List of Routers - Customized for Emby
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Emby.