Quick start guide

First Boot

  • Volumio's first boot will take usually longer, up to 6 minutes if you're on a Raspberry PI 1. Therefore, be patient of first boot and wait about 5 minutes before starting to use Volumio.
  • The first time Volumio starts, it will perform some operations:
  • Extend the filesystem to fill completely your SD Card\ Hard drive
  • Regenerate SSH keys, to make them unique to your device
  • Install some packages and configure the system
  • Generate new thumbnails for the default backgrounds

For security reasons, SSH is disabled by default on all versions after 2.199. It can be however enabled very easily. INSTRUCTION HERE

Network connection

  • Volumio works best when its connected to your Network, since it's meant to be used in an headless state: no monitor connected, and controlled via another device (PC, smartphone, tablet etc)
  • To connect Volumio to your network, simply attach an ethernet cable to it before starting it up
  • If no ethernet is available, you can connect to its hotstpot (see below) and connect to your Wi-fi Network. To do so, go to settings -> Network and connect it from there
  • IMPORTANT Do not configure your network manually via SSH, this can lead to issues and malfunctions

Volumio Hotspot

  • If your device has wireless capabilities (and a supported Wireless card) Volumio will create a Wireless Network called Volumio, the default password is volumio2
  • The Hotspot mode will allow you to connect to your Wireless Network without the need to a wired connection, just connect to Volumio Hotspot and configure your network on network options
  • Once your Wireless network has been configured, the Hotspot will no longer be visible
  • If, for whatever reason, your configured Wireless network is not available, Volumio will automatically re-enable the Hotspot
  • You can change the Hotspot options in the Network options, such as its name, password and channel (useful if you experience poor Hotspot performances)
  • Once in Hotspot Mode, Volumio can be reached with IP or via http://volumio.local as usual

UI connection

  • The UI can be accessed from any device with a browser: Tablets, PC, Mac, Android Phones, iPhones, Smart TVs, Ebook readers etc. Make sure you have the latest versions of their respective browsers. For an optimal experience, Google Chrome is suggested.
  • The UI can be accessed by typing Volumio's IP address on your browser. To find the IP address you can use:

Alternatively, the Volumio Official Android App offers a convenient way to access your Volumio device, without the need to know the IP address, thanks to auto discovery of Volumio. VOLUMIO OFFICIAL APP

  • Volumio UI can also be accessed by typing http://volumio.local, or if you renamed your Volumio device http://VOLUMIONAME.local .
  • Please note that this function is not available on Android devices, just on Mac and iOs or in Windows (if that does not work, install Bonjour )