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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:

Architecture Available Tag
x86-64 amd64-<version tag>
arm64 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.

    container_name: daapd
    network_mode: host
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
      - /path/to/daapd/data:/config
      - /path/to/music:/music
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

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


Containers 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)

Parameter Function

Networking (--net)

Parameter Function
--net=host Shares host networking with container.

Environment Variables (-e)

Env Function
PUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
PGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
TZ=Etc/UTC specify a timezone to use, see this list.

Volume Mappings (-v)

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

Miscellaneous Options

Parameter Function

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__MYVAR=/run/secrets/mysecretvariable

Will set the environment variable MYVAR based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretvariable 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 your_user as below:

id your_user

Example output:

uid=1000(your_user) gid=1000(your_user) groups=1000(your_user)

Docker Mods

Docker Mods Docker Universal 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" }}'

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 (noted in the relevant, 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 Compose

  • Update images:

    • All images:

      docker-compose pull
    • Single image:

      docker-compose pull daapd
  • Update containers:

    • All containers:

      docker-compose up -d
    • Single container:

      docker-compose up -d daapd
  • You can also remove the old dangling images:

    docker image prune

Via Docker Run

  • Update the image:

    docker pull
  • Stop the running container:

    docker stop daapd
  • Delete the container:

    docker rm daapd
  • Recreate a new container with the same docker run parameters as instructed above (if mapped correctly to a host folder, your /config folder and settings will be preserved)

  • You can also remove the old dangling images:

    docker image prune

Image Update Notifications - Diun (Docker Image Update Notifier)


We recommend Diun for update notifications. Other tools that automatically update containers unattended are not recommended or supported.

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-daapd
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t .

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.


  • 20.03.24: - Rebase to Alpine 3.19.
  • 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.