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 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.

Magicmirror Synology NAS Set up 3

  • 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 \
--restart always \
bastilimbach/docker-magicmirror

Magicmirror Synology NAS Set up 4

  • 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

  • STEP 9

After you click OK on STEP 8, select your “Install MagicMirror” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install MagicMirror – click Yes. 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 this container over an 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.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:46 PM