How to Install Navidrome on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Navidrome on Your Synology NAS

Navidrome allows you to enjoy your music collection from anywhere, by making it available through a modern Web UI and through a wide range of third-party compatible mobile apps, for both iOS and Android devices. Navidrome is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU GPL v3 license. Navidrome is blazing fast! lightweight, fast and self-contained. Runs well even on resource-limited platform. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Navidrome on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Navidrome v0.51.1 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install Navidrome Using Portainer.

  • 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

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

Navidrome Synology NAS Set up 1 new 2024

  • STEP 4

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 5

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 Navidrome. Uncheck the “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=navidrome \
-p 4533:4533 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e ND_LOGLEVEL=info \
-v /volume1/docker/navidrome:/data \
-v /volume1/web/music:/music \
--restart always \

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: In the code above after -v /volume1/docker/navidrome:/data \ you have to add your personal path to music. For example I have used my personal movies path folder -v /volume1/web/music:/music \ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/music:/music \

Navidrome Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Navidrome Synology NAS Set up 4

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 7

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

Navidrome Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

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:4533 create a Username and a Password then click the CREATE ADMIN button. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Navidrome Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2024

  • STEP 10

Enjoy your music with Navidrome!

Navidrome Synology NAS Set up 7

You can create multiple users.

Navidrome Synology NAS Set up 8

You can also listen to Radio channels from the web.

Navidrome Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2024

Enjoy Navidrome!


If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Doku container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Doku work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Navidrome container with the latest image.
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Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
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Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
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Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Wednesday / February 21st, 2024 at 1:30 PM