Debian/Ubuntu: Install from

If you run a Debian based Linux distribution, like Ubuntu, 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 should 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.

The packages are built for:

  • Debian wheezy (oldstable), which also works for Raspbian wheezy and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • Debian jessie (stable), which also works for Raspbian jessie and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and newer.

The packages are available for multiple CPU architectures: i386, amd64, armel, and armhf (compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2).


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.

  1. Add the archive’s GPG key:

    wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
  2. If you run Debian wheezy or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:

    sudo wget -q -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mopidy.list

    Or, if you run any newer Debian/Ubuntu distro:

    sudo wget -q -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mopidy.list
  3. Install Mopidy and all dependencies:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install mopidy
  4. Finally, you need to set a couple of config values, and then you’re ready to run Mopidy or run Mopidy as a service.

When a new release of Mopidy is out, and you can’t wait for you system to figure it out for itself, run the following to upgrade right away:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Installing extensions

If you want to use any Mopidy extensions, like Spotify support or scrobbling, you need to install additional packages.

To list all the extensions available from, you can run:

apt-cache search mopidy

To install one of the listed packages, e.g. mopidy-spotify, simply run:

sudo apt-get install mopidy-spotify

You can also install any Mopidy extension directly from PyPI with pip. To list all the extensions available from PyPI, run:

pip search mopidy

Note that extensions installed from PyPI will only automatically install Python dependencies. Please refer to the extension’s documentation for information about any other requirements needed for the extension to work properly.

For a full list of available Mopidy extensions, including those not installable from, see Extensions.