Install Appium


Before installing, make sure to check the System Requirements.

You can install Appium globally using npm:

npm i -g appium


Other package managers are not currently supported.

After installation, you should be able to run Appium from the command line:


You should see some output that starts with a line like this:

[Appium] Welcome to Appium v2.4.1

In order to update Appium using npm:

npm update -g appium

That's it! If you see this, the Appium server is up and running. Go ahead and quit it (Ctrl-C) and move on to the next step, where we'll install a driver for automating Android apps.