Azure Kinect Sensor SDK download

This page has the download links for each version of the Azure Kinect Sensor SDK. The installer provides all of the needed files to develop for the Azure Kinect.

Azure Kinect Sensor SDK contents

Microsoft installer | GitHub source code


When installing the SDK, remember the path you install to. For example, "C:\Program Files\Azure Kinect SDK 1.2". You will find the tools referenced in articles in this path.

You can find previous versions of Azure Kinect Sensor SDK and Firmware on GitHub.

Linux installation instructions

Currently, the only supported distribution is Ubuntu 18.04. To request support for other distributions, see this page.

First, you'll need to configure Microsoft's Package Repository, following the instructions here.

Now, you can install the necessary packages. The k4a-tools package includes the Azure Kinect Viewer, the Azure Kinect Recorder, and the Azure Kinect Firmware Tool. To install it, run

sudo apt install k4a-tools

The libk4a<major>.<minor>-dev package contains the headers and CMake files to build against libk4a. The libk4a<major>.<minor> package contains the shared objects needed to run executables that depend on libk4a.

The basic tutorials require the libk4a<major>.<minor>-dev package. To install it, run

sudo apt install libk4a1.1-dev

If the command succeeds, the SDK is ready for use.

Change log and older versions

You can find the change log for the Azure Kinect Sensor SDK here.

If you need an older version of the Azure Kinect Sensor SDK, find it here.

Next steps

Set up Azure Kinect DK