Blynk.Cloud MQTT Endpoints

  • Broker:

  • TCP port: 1883

  • Secure SSL/TLS port: 8883

  • Secure WebSocket ports: 443, 9443 (path must be /mqtt)

The broker will accept connections from MQTT 3.1.1 and MQTT 5 clients.

Please explore our sample projects for detailed examples.

Due to GeoDNS configuration, the client MUST handle the redirect message to ensure proper operation under all network conditions.

Alternatively, the client can connect to the regional server direcly (in which case the redirection will not be needed):

The server region can be found in the right bottom corner of the web interface.


MQTT client configuration:

  • ClientID: "" (or any UTF-8 encoded string, up to 64 characters long)

  • Username: "device"

  • Password: BLYNK_AUTH_TOKEN (see Device info)

  • Keepalive: 45 seconds (recommended)

  • Clean Session: True

For the initial MQTT API release, only clean sessions are supported. In particular, the client will not receive any undelivered QoS 1 messages that were queued for it while it was disconnected. The Blynk team is working on Persistent Session support.

The client should handle the Connect Return code appropriately; if you receive a 0x04 Connection Refused response, it indicates a problem with your credentials.

Subscribing to topics

Upon establishing a clean connection, the client should subscribe to downlink messages; otherwise, it will not receive any incoming messages.

It is standard practice to subscribe to all messages under this topic using a wildcard, such as downlink/#.

OTA (Over-The-Air) Update, Server Redirect, and Server Diagnostic messages represent notable exceptions. These messages can still be published and received by the client even if it has not subscribed to them. These messages are always published with QoS 0.

Server Redirect

Blynk.Cloud uses GeoDNS to direct clients to the geographically closest server, which helps in reducing latency, improving connection speed, and ensuring data reliability.

Immediately after connection, the broker will decide if redirection is needed and publish downlink/redirect topic with a new endpoint in URI format (i.e. mqtts:// or wss://

Supported protocol prefixes are: mqtt, mqtts, ws, wss.

Firmware and Device Info

On every clean connection, the device should publish a message to info/mcu topic:

    "tmpl": "TMPLabcd1234",
    "ver": "0.1.2",
    "build": "Jan 19 2024 12:25:30",
    "type": "TMPLabcd1234",
    "rxbuff": 1024
  • tmpl - Blynk Template ID (BLYNK_TEMPLATE_ID)

  • ver - actual software/firmware version of the device

  • build - actual software/firmware build time

  • type - the type of firmware upgrade packages that the device accepts (in most cases, it matches Blynk Template ID)

  • rxbuff - the MQTT rx buffer of the device in bytes (this limits the size of messages that the broker can send)

Sending info message is optional for the most simplistic use cases, however when using Blynk.Air (Managed OTA firmware updates) or Blynk.Inject (Dynamic Auth Token and network credentials provisioning), the client MUST send the info message to operate properly.

Test connection

You can check connection using an online playground page.

Also, you can connect using mosquitto-clients:

export BLYNK_AUTH_TOKEN="••••••••••••••••••••••••"

# Subscribe to all downlink messgaes
mosquitto_sub -L "mqtts://device:$" -F "%t: %p"

# Publish some data
mosquitto_pub -L "mqtts://device:$" -m "21.3"

In most cases, you need to subscribe and publish messages using a single MQTT connection. It's not possible using mosquitto_sub/mosquitto_pub, but trivial when using MQTT API libraries. Please see our examples.


  • Only clean sessions are supported at the moment.

  • Blynk.Cloud currently disallows simultaneous connection of multiple MQTT clients using the same auth token.

  • The Device API client is restricted to subscribing only to sub-topics within downlink/. Only multi-level (#) wildcard at the end of the topic filter is supported, Blynk does not support single-level (+) wildcard at the moment.

  • All MQTT messages are limited to 1024 bytes (including variable header and payload). This only affects the public MQTT service, the limit is adjustible for White Label or Enterprise customers.

  • Ignoring or skipping the redirect may lead to an inability to exchange data with the server, resulting in the device being displayed as Offline.

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