LBRY Desktop

LBRY is a free, open, and community-run digital marketplace. You own your data. You control the network. Indeed, you are the network. Hollywood films, college lessons, amazing streamers and more are on the first media network ruled by you.


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The LBRY app is a graphical browser for the decentralized content marketplace provided by the LBRY protocol. It is essentially the lbry daemon bundled with an UI using Electron.



We provide installers for Windows, macOS (v10.9 or greater), and Debian-based Linux. See community maintained builds section for alternative Linux installations.

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Our releases page also contains the latest release, pre-releases, and past builds.
Note: If the deb fails to install using the Ubuntu Software Center, install manually via sudo dpkg -i <path to deb>. You'll need to run sudo apt-get install -f if this is the first time installing it to install dependencies

To install from source or make changes to the application, continue to the next section below.

Community maintained builds for Arch Linux and Flatpak are available, see below. These installs will need to be updated manually as the in-app update process only supports deb installs at this time. Note: If coming from a deb install, the directory structure is different and you'll need to migrate data.

Flatpak Arch Raspberry Pi
Latest Release FlatHub Page AUR Package Pi Installer
Maintainers @choofee/@iuyte @kcseb/@TimurKiyivinski @Madiator2011


Double click the installed application to browse with the LBRY network.

Running from Source



  1. Clone (or fork) this repository: git clone
  2. Change directories into the downloaded folder: cd lbry-desktop
  3. Install the dependencies: yarn
  4. Run the app: yarn dev

If you want to just build the app you can run yarn build. This will give you an executable inside the /dist folder. We use electron-builder to create distributable packages.

Resetting your Packages

If the app isn't building, or yarn xxx commands aren't working you may need to just reset your node_modules. To do so you can run: rm -r node_modules && yarn or del /s /q node_modules && yarn on Windows.


Contributions to this project are welcome, encouraged, and compensated. For more details, see


This project is MIT licensed. For the full license, see LICENSE


We take security seriously. Please contact regarding any security issues. Our PGP key is here if you need it.


The primary contact for this project is @seanyesmunt


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