macOS Install

Steps to install on macOS

Navidrome can be ran by simply double-clicking the binary that has been downloaded from the release page or by running it in the command line. However, that will keep a terminal window open while Navidrome is running.

To have Navidrome running in the background, we can run it as a service. We define a service as shown below and save that in a file named navidrome.plist in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ folder.

The example shown assumes a few things:

  1. The binary has been downloaded and extracted to the /opt/navidrome folder.
  2. A configuration file for Navidrome has been created and is named navidrome.toml in that folder.
  3. A log file for Navidrome has been created and is named navidrome.log in that folder.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">

Then to load the service, run:

launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/navidrome.plist`

To start the service, run:

launchctl start navidrome

You can verify that Navidrome has started by navigating to http://localhost:4533, by running launchctl list | grep navidrome or by checking the log file specified.

To stop the service, run:

launchctl stop navidrome

Last modified March 24, 2021: Better installation instructions (89f8dd1)