Install Autostar on Raspberry Pi


Simple utility to make programs run on boot. The sky's the limit.
People use this to:

  • Launch a website automatically, on boot.
  • Start a backup.
  • Launch your favorite apps on boot so they are ready to use sooner.
  • See what other apps have added autostart entries, and customize/disable them.

To run: Menu -> Preferences -> AutoStar
To run in terminal: ~/autostar/

Fortunately, Autostar 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 Autostar.


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.
Autostar 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 Autostar

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

Then click on the System Management category.

Now scroll down to find Autostar in the list.

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

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