The following ports need to be forwarded for Jellyfin:
Jellyfin - PC
- TCP: 8920, 8096
Forwarding Ports for Jellyfin
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Jellyfin. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Jellyfin.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- Your media server's IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Setting Up a Port Forward for Jellyfin
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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 way to forward a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put your media server's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Jellyfin in the correct boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Jellyfin:
List of Routers - Customized for Jellyfin
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Jellyfin.