Install Audacious on Raspberry Pi


Lightweight but flexible audio player
This is a playlist-style audio player, allowing you to drag folders and files to the list. It includes numerous audio effects, visualizations, and skins - even several Winamp ones!
To run: Menu -> Sound & Video -> Audacious
To run in a terminal: audacious

Fortunately, Audacious is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Audacious.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Audacious will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Audacious

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Audacious.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Multimedia category.

Now scroll down to find Audacious in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Audacious for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at