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 Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center”.

  • STEP 4

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create a new folder and name it magicmirror. Follow the instructions in the images below.
Inside the magicmirror folder create 3 new folders and name it config, modules, customcss.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

1 Magicmirror docker Synology NAS

2 Magicmirror docker Synology NAS

  • STEP 5

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

3 Magicmirror docker Synology NAS

  • STEP 6

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“. (Choose 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 \
    --publish 8036:8080 \
    --restart always \
    -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 \
    --name magic_mirror \
    bastilimbach/docker-magicmirror

4 Magicmirror docker Synology NAS

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install MagicMirror” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to Install MagicMirror – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

5 Magicmirror docker Synology NAS

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

Open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8036/ Follow the instructions in the image below.

6 Magicmirror docker Synology NAS

  • STEP 10

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

  • STEP 11 Run Container via HTTPS

Read How to Allow MagicMirror to Work Over an HTTPS Connection? Method 1.
Read Synology: HTTPS-SSL to Your Docker Containers Without Port at The End. Method 2.

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.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.

This post was updated on Tuesday / April 20th, 2021 at 12:04 AM