Subsonic API Compatibility

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Supported Subsonic API endpoints

Navidrome is currently compatible with Subsonic API v1.16.1, with some exceptions.

This is an (hopefully) up to date list of all Subsonic API endpoints implemented in Navidrome. Check the “Notes” column for limitations/missing behavior. Also keep in mind these differences between Navidrome and Subsonic:

  • Navidrome will not implement any video related functionality, it is focused on Music only
  • Right now, Navidrome only works with a single Music Library (Music Folder)
  • Navidrome does not mark songs as played by calls to stream, only when scrobble is called with submission=true
  • IDs in Navidrome are always strings, normally MD5 hashes or UUIDs. This is important to mention because, even though the Subsonic API schema specifies IDs as strings, some clients insist in converting IDs to integers
System
ping
getLicense Always valid ;)
Browsing
getMusicFolders Hardcoded to just one, set with ND_MUSICFOLDER configuration
getIndexes Doesn’t support shortcuts, nor direct children
getMusicDirectory
getSong
getArtists
getArtist
getAlbum
getGenres
getArtistInfo Requires Last.fm and Spotify integration
getArtistInfo2 Requires Last.fm and Spotify integration
getTopSongs Requires Last.fm integration
getSimilarSongs Requires Last.fm integration
getSimilarSongs2 Requires Last.fm integration
Album/Songs Lists
getAlbumList
getAlbumList2
getStarred
getStarred2
getNowPlaying
getRandomSongs
getSongsByGenre
Searching
search2 Doesn’t support Lucene queries, only simple auto complete queries
search3 Doesn’t support Lucene queries, only simple auto complete queries
Playlists
getPlaylists username parameter is not implemented
getPlaylist
createPlaylist
updatePlaylist
deletePlaylist
Media Retrieval
stream
download Accepts ids for Songs, Albums, Artists and Playlists
getCoverArt
getAvatar If Gravatar is enabled and the user has an email, returns a redirect to their Gravatar. Or else return a placeholder
Media Annotation
star
unstar
setRating
scrobble
User Management
getUser Hardcoded all roles. Ignores username parameter, and returns the user identified in the authentication
getUsers Returns only the user identified in the authentication
Bookmarks
getBookmarks
createBookmark
deleteBookmark
getPlayQueue current is a string id, not int as it shows in the official Subsonic API documentation
savePlayQueue
Media library scanning
getScanStatus Also returns the extra fields lastScan and folderCount
startScan Accepts an extra fullScan boolean param, to force a full scan

Last modified June 28, 2021: Rename Last.FM to Last.fm (2a610bc)