If you run a Debian based Linux distribution, like Ubuntu or Raspbian, the easiest way to install Mopidy is from the Mopidy APT archive. When installing from the APT archive, you will automatically get updates to Mopidy in the same way as you get updates to the rest of your system.
If you’re on a Raspberry Pi running Debian or Raspbian, the following instructions will work for you as well. If you’re setting up a Raspberry Pi from scratch, we have a guide for installing Debian/Raspbian and Mopidy. See Raspberry Pi.
Distribution and architecture support
The packages in the apt.mopidy.com archive are built for:
Debian 10 (Buster), which also works for Raspbian Buster and Ubuntu 19.10 and newer.
The few packages that are compiled are available for multiple CPU architectures:
armhf, compatible with all Raspberry Pi models.
This is just what we currently support, not a promise to continue to support the same in the future. We will drop support for older distributions and architectures when supporting those stops us from moving forward with the project.
Install from apt.mopidy.com
Add the archive’s GPG key:
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/share/keyrings sudo wget -q -O /usr/local/share/keyrings/mopidy-archive-keyring.gpg \ https://apt.mopidy.com/mopidy.gpg
Add the APT repo to your package sources:
sudo wget -q -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mopidy.list https://apt.mopidy.com/buster.list
Install Mopidy and all dependencies:
sudo apt update sudo apt install mopidy
Now, you’re ready to run Mopidy.
When a new release of Mopidy is out, and you can’t wait for your system to figure it out for itself, run the following to upgrade right away:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
If you want to use any Mopidy extensions, like Spotify support or Last.fm scrobbling, you need to install additional packages.
To list all the extensions available from apt.mopidy.com, you can run:
apt search mopidy
To install one of the listed packages, e.g.
mopidy-mpd, simply run:
sudo apt install mopidy-mpd
If you cannot find the extension you want in the APT search result, you can
install it from PyPI using
pip instead. You need to make sure you have
pip, the Python package installer installed:
sudo apt install python3-pip
Even if Mopidy itself is installed from APT it will correctly detect and use extensions from PyPI installed globally on your system using:
sudo python3 -m pip install ...
For a comprehensive index of available Mopidy extensions, including those not installable from APT, see the Mopidy extension registry.