Channels is available on PyPI - to install it, just run:

pip install -U channels

Once that’s done, you should add channels to your INSTALLED_APPS setting:


That’s it! Once enabled, channels will integrate itself into Django and take control of the runserver command. See Getting Started with Channels for more.

Installing the latest development version

To install the latest version of Channels, clone the repo, change to the repo, change to the repo directory, and pip install it into your current virtual environment:

$ git clone
$ cd channels
$ <activate your project’s virtual environment>
(environment) $ pip install -e .  # the dot specifies the current repo