How to Install Swing Music on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Swing Music on Your Synology NAS

Swing Music is a beautiful, self-hosted music player for your local audio files. Like a cooler Spotify, but brings you your own music. Just run the app and enjoy your music library in a web browser. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Swing Music on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Swing Music v1.4.8 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

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

Swing Music Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the swingmusic folder that you have previously created at STEP 3 and name them config and music. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Swing Music Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Populate your music folder that you have previously created at STEP 4 with your own music files.

  • STEP 6

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 7

In the Name field type in swingmusic. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  swingmusic:
    container_name: Swing-Music
    image:  ghcr.io/swingmx/swingmusic:latest
    mem_limit: 6g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 1970:1970
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/swingmusic/music:/music:rw
      - /volume1/docker/swingmusic/config:/config:rw

Swing Music Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2025

  • STEP 8

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Swing Music Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2025

  • STEP 9

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Swing Music Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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:1970 Click Specific directories. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Swing Music Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 12

Check the /music folder, then click Select checked. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Swing Music Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 13

You will need to wait anywhere between several minutes to a few hours for your music library to be indexed. The exact time will depend on how big your music library is.

Swing Music Synology NAS Set up 8

Enjoy Swing Music!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

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 Swing Music container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Swing Music work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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This post was updated on Tuesday / May 14th, 2024 at 8:29 PM