This document provides complete installation instructions for the following systems: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and Windows Choco. Please contact the dev team if you find any errors or inconsistencies in this document.


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Automatic Windows install

Add the following to a file named install.bat and then run it as Administrator;

::This installs choco, as found on
@"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command " [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = 3072; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"

choco install -y git mpv python3 aria2 nodejs
refreshenv && pip3 install -U git+ && echo Testing providers, the install is done && anime test

Windows via choco

Contributed by @CodaTheOtaku

NOTE Ensure the Command Prompt (cmd) is being ran as Administrator.

  • Install Chocolatey Package manager.

  • Using the Chocolatey Package Manager;

    choco install -y git mpv python3 aria2 nodejs
  • Once these are installed;

    pip3 install -U git+
  • Then, the commands to view a show would be;

    anime dl "showname" --provider *Insert provider name* --new --play *mpv or vlc*


Anime-Downloader is available from brew via the following command;

brew install anime-downloader


If you are using Linux, Python is probably already installed. Type pip --version into your terminal. If the command returns python2, replace all the following pip with pip3.

  • Install aria2.

  • Install Anime-Downloader via the following command;

    pip3 install anime-downloader
  • To install the bleeding-edge version of Anime-Downloader use this alternative command;:

    pip3 install -U git+

  • Enjoy.


This does not require a rooted device to work.

  • Install Termux or similar Terminal Emulator.

  • Install Aria2c via the following command if using Termux;

    pkg install aria2
  • Install Python via the following command if using Termux;

    pkg install python
  • Install git via the following command if using Termux;

    pkg install git
  • Install Anime-Downloader via the following command after python and git are installed;

    pip3 install -U git+
  • The usage commands should now match the commands used on PC.

iOS (Jailbreak Required)

A jailbroken iPhone is required. Visit r/jailbreak on Reddit for the latest jailbreak news and information.

Tinkering May be Required.

  • Install the following packages from the mcapollo repo ( using your favorite package manager;

    Aria2, Python@3.7, git, nano (for File editing) and a Terminal Emulator (NewTerm is an example of this).
  • Open your Terminal Emulator and type in the following command;

    python3 -m ensurepip
  • Pip and setuptools should now be installed.

The following steps install Anime-Downloader; - To install Anime-Downloader before the PR which moves an unsupported module into extras follow along, if not, skip to (continue);

  • Firstly, clone the repository via this command;

    git clone
  • Next, change your directory into the cloned repo. To do so, use the following case-sensitive command;

    cd anime-downloader
  • Following this, type in the following command to start editing the file;

  • Navigate to the following line using the arrow keys;

  • Delete the highlighted line as to match the image below;
  • Press ctrl+o then enter then press ctrl+X.

  • If all the steps were performed correctly then you should be back to the command line.

  • (continue) Type the following command to install the project;

    python3 install
  • Wait for the line to finish, then the program functions the same as the PC version.