Get Add-Ons

To extend the capabilities of MATLAB® and gain additional functionality for specific tasks and application, use add-ons. You can find and install add-ons using the Add-On Explorer.

To open the Add-On Explorer, go to the Home tab and in the Environment section, click the Add-Ons icon.

Find add-ons by browsing through available categories on the left side of the Add-On Explorer window, or by using the search bar.

Click an add-on to open its detailed information page. From this page you can:

  • View additional information about the add-on, such as included files and available documentation.

  • Install the add-on.

After you install an add-on, MATLAB manages the MATLAB path for you. Therefore, you can start using an add-on without adjusting your desktop environment.


When installing a MathWorks® product add-on, additional required products are installed automatically. For all other add-ons, you must install additional required products manually.

Install Add-Ons Manually

You can choose to install some add-ons manually. Installing an add-on manually is helpful if the add-on is not available for installation through the Add-On Explorer. For example, you could create a custom add-on yourself or receive one from someone else.

To install an add-on manually, double-click the add-on installation file in the MATLAB Current Folder browser. An installer opens to guide you through the installation process. Valid installation files include .mltbx files (toolboxes), .mlappinstall files (apps), and .mlpkginstall files (hardware support packages).

For some add-ons, you also can download the add-on from the Add-On Explorer without installing it. Downloading an add-on without installing it is useful if you want to install the add-on on a system without an internet connection. To download the add-on, select Install > Download Only. Then install the add-on manually by double-clicking the downloaded file in the MATLAB Current Folder browser.


Make sure to double-click the installation file in the MATLAB Current Folder browser. Double-clicking to install the add-on from the system file browser is not supported on all operating systems.

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