Daapd (iTunes) media server with support for AirPlay devices, Apple Remote (and compatibles), Chromecast, MPD and internet radio.

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

Map your music folder, open up itunes on the same LAN to see your music there.
The web interface is available at http://<your ip>:3689
For further setup options of remotes etc, check out the daapd website, Owntone.

Enable spotify connect server

Enable the spotify connect server by creating a pipe named 'spotify' in the root of your mounted music folder (not possible on most network mounts):
mkfifo <music_folder>/spotify
The spotify connect server should show up as the 'forked-daapd' device in your Spotify application.
It is recommended to set the pipe_autostart option to true in your forked-daapd config.


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: daapd
network_mode: host
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- TZ=Etc/UTC
- /path/to/data:/config
- /path/to/music:/music
restart: unless-stopped
docker run -d \
--name=daapd \
--net=host \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e TZ=Etc/UTC \
-v /path/to/data:/config \
-v /path/to/music:/music \
--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)

Networking (--net)

Shares host networking with container.

Environment Variables (-e)

for UserID - see below for explanation
for GroupID - see below for explanation
specify a timezone to use, see this list.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Where daapd server stores its config and dbase files.
Map to your music folder.

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 daapd /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:
    • docker logs -f daapd
  • Container version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' daapd
  • Image version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}'


  • 25.08.23: - Rebase to Alpine 3.18, remove abandoned libspotify libs.
  • 05.07.23: - Deprecate armhf. As announced here
  • 23.02.23: - Rebase to Alpine 3.17, migrate to s6v3.
  • 31.05.22: - Make sure the user has access to the audio device.
  • 31.05.22: - Add new deps, flex and bison.
  • 12.02.22: - Rebase to Alpine 3.15.
  • 14.09.21: - Enabled librespot. Disabled spotify on ARMv7
  • 10.07.21: - Change of paths to work with the new package name, OwnTone.
  • 02.04.21: - Update upstream repo, again.
  • 30.03.21: - Update upstream repo.
  • 06.10.20: - Enabled Spotify on Alpine 3.12 for X86_64 and ARMv7.
  • 01.06.20: - Rebasing to alpine 3.12.
  • 16.01.20: - Rebase to alpine linux 3.11 and build antlr3c from source.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 14.01.19: - Add pipeline logic and multi arch.
  • 20.08.18: - Rebase to alpine linux 3.8.
  • 09.06.18: - Use buildstage and update dependencies.
  • 05.03.18: - Use updated configure ac and disable avcodecsend to hopefully mitigate crashes with V26.
  • 25.02.18: - Query version before pull and build latest release.
  • 03.01.18: - Deprecate cpu_core routine lack of scaling.
  • 07.12.17: - Rebase to alpine linux 3.7.
  • 03.12.17: - Bump to 25.0, cpu core counting routine for faster builds, linting fixes.
  • 26.05.17: - Rebase to alpine linux 3.6.
  • 06.02.17: - Rebase to alpine linux 3.5.
  • 10.01.17: - Bump to 24.2.
  • 14.10.16: - Add version layer information.
  • 17.09.16: - Rebase to alpine linux, remove redundant spotify support, move to main repository.
  • 28.02.16: - Add chromecast support, bump dependency versions.
  • 04.01.16: - Disable ipv6 by default because in v23.4 it doesn't work in unraid with it set.
  • 17.12.15: - Add in spotify support.
  • 25.11.15: - Initial Release.