Airsonic-advanced 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

We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.
Simply pulling 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:
amd64-<version tag>
arm64v8-<version tag>

Application Setup

We don't formally support upgrading from Airsonic to Airsonic Advanced, it may or may not work for you and we'd recommend making backups before attempting this. Following the upgrade you may experience a forced rescan of your library so take this into account if you have a lot of files.
Please see notes about upgrading from v10 to v11 here
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).


To help you get started creating a container from this image you can either use docker-compose or the docker cli.
version: "2.1"
container_name: airsonic-advanced
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- TZ=Etc/UTC
- CONTEXT_PATH= #optional
- JAVA_OPTS= #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
docker run -d \
--name=airsonic-advanced \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e TZ=Etc/UTC \
-e CONTEXT_PATH= `#optional` \
-e JAVA_OPTS= `#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 \


Docker 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.

Ports (-p)


Environment Variables (-e)

for UserID - see below for explanation
for GroupID - see below for explanation
specify a timezone to use, see this list.
For setting url-base in reverse proxy setups.
For passing additional java options.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Configuration file location.
Location of music.
Location for playlists to be saved to.
Location of podcasts.
Location of other media.

Device Mappings (--device)

Only needed to pass your host sound device to Airsonic's Java jukebox player.

Miscellaneous Options

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.

Umask for running applications

For all of our images we provide the ability to override the default umask settings for services started within the containers using the optional -e UMASK=022 setting. Keep in mind umask is not chmod it subtracts from permissions based on it's value it does not add. Please read up here before asking for support.

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)

Docker Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) as well as universal mods that can be applied to any one of our images can be accessed via the dynamic badges above.

Support Info

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


  • 30.05.23: - Rebase to Alpine 3.18.
  • 11.02.23: - Rebase to Alpine 3.17.
  • 23.10.22: - Rebase to Alpine 3.16, migrate to s6v3.
  • 25.07.22: - Add vorbis-tools.
  • 02.01.22: - Initial Release.