How to Install MagicMirror on Your Synology NAS

How to Install MagicMirror on Your Synology NAS

MagicMirror² is an open source modular smart mirror platform. With a growing list of installable modules, the MagicMirror² allows you to convert your hallway or bathroom mirror into your personal assistant. Personally, I use MagicMirror on my NAS to show me the upcoming holidays, and as a personalized RSS feed from a favorite website, as well as for the calendar with the date and time. MagicMirror can be used as a screensaver using the F11 key on your keyboard.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center”.

Synology Install Text Editor 2023

  • STEP 4

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it magicmirror. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Magicmirror Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Inside the magicmirror folder create 3 new folders and name it config, modules, customcss. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Magicmirror Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 7

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in “Install MagicMirror“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name magic_mirror \
-p 8036:8080 \
-v /volume1/docker/magicmirror/config:/opt/magic_mirror/config \
-v /volume1/docker/magicmirror/modules:/opt/magic_mirror/modules \
-v /volume1/docker/magicmirror/customcss:/opt/magic_mirror/css/custom.css \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
--restart always \

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Magicmirror Synology NAS Set up4 new 2023

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Magicmirror Synology NAS Set up 5

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 9

After you click Submit on STEP 8, select your “Install MagicMirror” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install MagicMirror – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Magicmirror Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 11

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8036

Magicmirror Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Click F11 on your Keyboard to use this docker container as screensaver.

Note: If you want to run the MagicMirror container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: You can go to File Station / Docker / magicmirror / config / then double click on the config.js file and edit as per your preference. For example you can set different calendar holiday, different rss feed, setting up weather etc.
Note: Find out how to update magicmirror container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 6:24 AM