pip install pywebview

This will install pywebview with default dependencies. To install pywebview with PyQt5 (available on Linux and macOS) use

pip install pywebview[qt]

To install pywebview with CEF (available on Windows) use

pip install pywebview[cef]




pythonnet requires to have .NET 4.0 installed


pip install cefpython3



PyObjC comes presintalled with the Python bundled in macOS. For a stand-alone Python installation you have to install it separately. You can also use QT5 in macOS


pip install pywebview[qt] should take of QT dependencies. If it does not work or you would like to use GTK, you may try these recipes.

PyGObject is used with GTK. To install dependencies on Ubuntu for both Python 3 and 2

sudo apt install python-gi python-gi-cairo python3-gi python3-gi-cairo gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gir1.2-webkit2-4.0

For other distributions, consult the PyGObject documentation

Note that WebKit2 version 2.22 or greater is required for certain features to work correctly. If your distribution ships with an older version, you may need to install it manually from as a backport.

PyQt5 is used with QT. pywebview supports both QtWebChannel (newer and preferred) and QtWebKit implementations. Use QtWebChannel, unless it is not available on your system.

To install QtWebChannel on Debian-based systems.

sudo apt install python3-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5.qtwebengine python3-pyqt5.qtwebchannel python-pyqt5 python-pyqt5.qtwebengine python-pyqt5.qtwebchannel libqt5webkit5-dev

To install QtWebKit.

sudo apt install python3-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5.qtwebkit python-pyqt5 python-pyqt5.qtwebkit libqt5webkit5-dev

Starting from Ubuntu Disco Dingo pywebview can be installed via apt on Debian based system as python-pywebview. This package features an old version of pywebview that is API incompatible with the current version. If you choose to install it, you can find documentation here