Logitech Media Server is a fully open source server software to power a wide range of audio players. With the help of many plugins, Logitech Media Server can stream not only your local music collection, but content from many music services and internet radio stations to your players.
You can find more packages for more platforms on https://lms-community.github.io/lms-server-repository/. For the Docker image see below.
Download the package for your preferred platform and follow the instructions in the next section.
There are a couple of ways to get started with a server:
- Install on Linux
- Install (easily) on Raspberry Pi
- Install on Windows
- Install on MacOS
- Install using Docker
Install on Linux
Install using your operating system's package manager:
sudo dpkg -i logitechmediaserver_8.4.0_amd64.deb
sudo rpm -i logitechmediaserver-8.4.0-1.noarch.rpm
Install on Raspberry Pi
If you want to have an easily installed LMS on a Raspberry Pi and don't want to go the full Linux route as outlined above, you can use piCorePlayer. While its name suggests it's a player, it can be used to build a full LMS server with only a few clicks. See eg. https://docs.picoreplayer.org/projects/build-simple-lms-server/.
Install on Windows
Double click the downloaded package to launch the installation process in a familar installation assistant.
Install on macOS
Double click the downloaded package to launch the installation process in the macOS installer.
Sometimes macOS would refuse to open the installer, because the authenticity of the developer can't be confirmed. If that happens to you, open the installer using a right mouse click (or control-click), then "Open". You might have to do this twice, as first time you'd stil be rejected. But the second time around you should be able to launch it anyway.
Install using Docker
See lmscommunity/logitechmediaserver on Docker hub.
Now you should be able to browse to http://yourserver:9000 (replace "yourserver" with localhost if you are at the same system as your new installation or with the hostname or IP address of that system if using a different device) and begin configuring the Logitech Media Server. Congrats, you're all finished!