Install Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit from PyPI Repository#


Note that the PyPi distribution:

  • offers the Python API only

  • is dedicated to users of all major OSes: Windows, Linux, and macOS (all x86_64 / arm64 architectures)

  • macOS offers support only for CPU inference

Full requirement listing is available in:
To see if your processor includes the integrated graphics technology and supports iGPU inference, refer to:

Installing OpenVINO Runtime#

Step 1. Set Up Python Virtual Environment#

Use a virtual environment to avoid dependency conflicts. To create a virtual environment, use the following command:

python -m venv openvino_env
python3 -m venv openvino_env

Step 2. Activate Virtual Environment#

source openvino_env/bin/activate


The above command must be re-run every time a new command terminal window is opened.

Step 3. Set Up and Update PIP to the Highest Version#

Use the following command:

python -m pip install --upgrade pip

Step 4. Install the Package#

Use the following command to install OpenVINO Base or OpenVINO GenAI package:

python -m pip install openvino

Step 5. Verify that the Package Is Installed#

Run the command below:

python -c "from openvino import Core; print(Core().available_devices)"

If installation was successful, you will see the list of available devices.

Congratulations! You’ve just Installed OpenVINO! For some use cases you may still need to install additional components. Check the list of additional configurations to see if your case needs any of them.

What’s Next?#

Now that you’ve installed OpenVINO Runtime, you’re ready to run your own machine learning applications! Learn more about how to integrate a model in OpenVINO applications by trying out the following tutorials.

Try the Python Quick Start Example to estimate depth in a scene using an OpenVINO monodepth model in a Jupyter Notebook inside your web browser.

Get started with Python#

Visit the Tutorials page for more Jupyter Notebooks to get you started with OpenVINO, such as:

Additional Resources#