Audio Player for Spotify and Google Music

Connect Spotify, Google Music and SoundCloud to your audio set or speakers using the Raspberry Pi and control it from your couch! An easy to use SD-image for the Pi. AirPlay included!




Download the image. It's around 223MB in (compressed) size; 950MB uncompressed:

This can take a while, so in the meantime, please spread the word!

Extract the zip-file. Put the resulting image on your sd-card by following these instuctions. The image is for a 1GB card, but you can put it on a larger one. A manual is included in the Zip.


  1. Open the contents of the 'config' folder of SD-Card in your Finder/Explorer.
  2. Add your credentials of your Spotify Premium account, Google, SoundCloud, LastFM, Wifi, etc to the file settings.ini It has instructions on what to put where.
  3. MusicBox will autodetect usb audiocards/speakers/boxes and hdmi. It's possible to override this in the ini-file. For example if you want to use analog out while having hdmi connected.

Detailed instructions can be found in the Manual

Start me up!

  1. Put the card in the Pi
  2. Connect cables (You don't have to connect a monitor to the Pi if you don't want to)
  3. To use Wifi and USB-Audio you have to plugin the devices before you start the Pi. Restart if you plug them in later.
  4. Power on your Pi
  5. Wait for a while... So in the meantime, follow us!

Accessing the music

  1. Point your browser to the Pi. Depending on your network and computers, it will be available at this address: http://musicbox.local
  2. Most OS X/iOS and Windows devices probably will find it immediately. If it doesn't work, you could try to install Apple Bonjour/iTunes in Windows to make it work. Linux should also work if Avahi or Samba/Winbind is installed.
  3. Using Android, you have to point your browser to the MusicBox using the IP-address of your Pi, e.g. (fill in your own!). There is no way to change that for now, unless Android would support it, The IP-address is printed on the screen when MusicBox is started. Connect a monitor/tv to find out. Or use a network/bonjour scanning utility.

What's new?

MusicBox 0.4.3 (8 january 2014, ZIP MD5: 314303d57ec4691556763e350aa3a87e ) contains the following improvements:

MusicBox (31 december 2013, ZIP MD5: 1d641b0a1ac0ac9d406aab6b91530092 ) contains the following improvements:

MusicBox 0.4.2 (30 december 2013, ZIP MD5: 628139ef3762b4ac947f1d054e94c1bc ) contains the following improvements:

MusicBox 0.4.1 (21 december 2013, ZIP MD5: 8aacbf1d37bafc29182e497bbb34a890 ) contains the following improvements:

MusicBox 0.4 (15 december 2013, ZIP MD5: c533b3daca86da80a1084c7b0704fa3a ) contains the following improvements:

MusicBox 0.3 contains the following improvements:


This is system not totally secured. Don't run it outside a firewall!

Support & Contact

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and the Manual before asking questions.

You can discuss features and problems on the Google Group (maillist/forum) of Mopidy. Please report problems about MusicBox itself at the repo at Github. On FaceBook or Twitter, you can contact us. You can also try the #mopidy channel on Freenode, or the Raspberry Pi forums.

If you wish to contact us you can use the Facebook/Twitter links at the top of the page.


Pi MusicBox is based on the following great projects: