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The team brings you another container release featuring :-

  • regular and timely application updates
  • easy user mappings (PGID, PUID)
  • custom base image with s6 overlay
  • weekly base OS updates with common layers across the entire ecosystem to minimise space usage, down time and bandwidth
  • regular security updates

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  • Blog - all the things you can do with our containers including How-To guides, opinions and much more!
  • Discord - realtime support / chat with the community and the team.
  • Discourse - post on our community forum.
  • Fleet - an online web interface which displays all of our maintained images.
  • GitHub - view the source for all of our repositories.
  • Open Collective - please consider helping us by either donating or contributing to our budget


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Airsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitious access to your music. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen and another in your living room.


Supported Architectures

Our images support multiple architectures such as x86-64, arm64 and armhf. We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling linuxserver/airsonic should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture Tag
x86-64 amd64-latest
arm64 arm64v8-latest
armhf arm32v7-latest


Here are some example snippets to help you get started creating a container.


docker create \
  --name=airsonic \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Europe/London \
  -e CONTEXT_PATH=<URL_BASE> `#optional` \
  -e JAVA_OPTS=<options> `#optional` \
  -p 4040:4040 \
  -v </path/to/config>:/config \
  -v </path/to/music>:/music \
  -v </path/to/playlists>:/playlists \
  -v </path/to/podcasts>:/podcasts \
  -v </path/to/other media>:/media `#optional` \
  --device /dev/snd:/dev/snd `#optional` \
  --restart unless-stopped \


Compatible with docker-compose v2 schemas.

version: "2"
    image: linuxserver/airsonic
    container_name: airsonic
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - CONTEXT_PATH=<URL_BASE> #optional
      - JAVA_OPTS=<options> #optional
      - </path/to/config>:/config
      - </path/to/music>:/music
      - </path/to/playlists>:/playlists
      - </path/to/podcasts>:/podcasts
      - </path/to/other media>:/media #optional
      - 4040:4040
      - /dev/snd:/dev/snd #optional
    restart: unless-stopped


Container images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Parameter Function
-p 4040 WebUI
-e PUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
-e PGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
-e TZ=Europe/London Specify a timezone to use EG Europe/London.
-e CONTEXT_PATH=<URL_BASE> For setting url-base in reverse proxy setups.
-e JAVA_OPTS=<options> For passing additional java options.
-v /config Configuration file location.
-v /music Location of music.
-v /playlists Location for playlists to be saved to.
-v /podcasts Location of podcasts.
-v /media Location of other media.
--device /dev/snd Only needed to pass your host sound device to Airsonic's Java jukebox player.

Environment variables from files (Docker secrets)

You can set any environment variable from a file by using a special prepend FILE__.

As an example:

-e FILE__PASSWORD=/run/secrets/mysecretpassword

Will set the environment variable PASSWORD based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretpassword file.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

  $ id username
    uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)


Application Setup

Access WebUI at <your-ip>:4040.

Default user/pass is admin/admin

Extra java options can be passed with the JAVA_OPTS environment variable, eg -e JAVA_OPTS="-Xmx256m -Xms256m". For some reverse proxies, you may need to pass JAVA_OPTS=-Dserver.use-forward-headers=true for airsonic to generate the proper URL schemes.

Note that if you want to use Airsonic's Java jukebox player, then PGID will need to match the group of your sound device (e.g. /dev/snd).

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it airsonic /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f airsonic
  • container version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' airsonic
  • image version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' linuxserver/airsonic

Updating Info

Most of our images are static, versioned, and require an image update and container recreation to update the app inside. With some exceptions (ie. nextcloud, plex), we do not recommend or support updating apps inside the container. Please consult the Application Setup section above to see if it is recommended for the image.

Below are the instructions for updating containers:

Via Docker Run/Create

  • Update the image: docker pull linuxserver/airsonic
  • Stop the running container: docker stop airsonic
  • Delete the container: docker rm airsonic
  • Recreate a new container with the same docker create parameters as instructed above (if mapped correctly to a host folder, your /config folder and settings will be preserved)
  • Start the new container: docker start airsonic
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Docker Compose

  • Update all images: docker-compose pull
    • or update a single image: docker-compose pull airsonic
  • Let compose update all containers as necessary: docker-compose up -d
    • or update a single container: docker-compose up -d airsonic
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Watchtower auto-updater (especially useful if you don't remember the original parameters)

  • Pull the latest image at its tag and replace it with the same env variables in one run:
    docker run --rm \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
    containrrr/watchtower \
    --run-once airsonic

Note: We do not endorse the use of Watchtower as a solution to automated updates of existing Docker containers. In fact we generally discourage automated updates. However, this is a useful tool for one-time manual updates of containers where you have forgotten the original parameters. In the long term, we highly recommend using Docker Compose.

  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Building locally

If you want to make local modifications to these images for development purposes or just to customize the logic:

git clone
cd docker-airsonic
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t linuxserver/airsonic:latest .

The ARM variants can be built on x86_64 hardware using multiarch/qemu-user-static

docker run --rm --privileged multiarch/qemu-user-static:register --reset

Once registered you can define the dockerfile to use with -f Dockerfile.aarch64.


  • 24.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 26.01.19: - Add pipeline logic and multi arch.
  • 05.01.19: - Linting fixes.
  • 27.08.18: - Use new inhouse java baseimage for quicker builds.
  • 23.08.18: - Rebase to ubuntu bionic for increased performance across all arch's.
  • 22.04.18: - Add the forgotten JAVA_OPTS to the run command.
  • 29.12.17: - Initial Release.
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