Installing on a Raspberry Pi
This guide will help you to install
spotifyd on a Raspberry Pi and have it always running.
- Download the latest ARMv6 from https://github.com/Spotifyd/spotifyd/releases (use
- Unzip the file:
unzip spotifyd-*.zipYou will now see a file called
spotifyd. You can run it with
Systemd daemon file
Create a systemd service file and copy the config from https://github.com/Spotifyd/spotifyd/blob/master/contrib/spotifyd.service into it. Change ExecStart to where you unzipped the
sudo nano /etc/systemd/user/spotifyd.service
if you want to run as user instead of root or have some
Failed to get D-Bus connection: Connection refused, you define
spotifyd.service in your home directory:
mkdir -p ~/.config/systemd/user/ nano ~/.config/systemd/user/spotifyd.service systemctl --user daemon-reload
Create your config:
mkdir ~/.config/spotifyd/ nano ~/.config/spotifyd/spotifyd.conf
Input the following data. Change the username, password and the device_name.
[global] username = USER password = PASS backend = alsa device = alsa_audio_device # Given by `aplay -L` mixer = PCM volume-control = alsa # or alsa_linear, or softvol #onevent = command_run_on_playback_event device_name = name_in_spotify_connect bitrate = 96|160|320 cache_path = cache_directory volume-normalisation = true normalisation-pregain = -10
Start the service
systemctl --user start spotifyd.service
Now see if you can find it in the normal Spotify client (Devices in right bottom corner). Retry the above steps if you can't find it.
Starting spotifyd at boot
systemctl --user enable spotifyd.service
spotifyd is always running on the Pi, so you can use it as a listening device remotely!