HiFiBerryOS is is our version of a minimal Linux distribution optimised for audio playback. The goal isn’t to add as much functionality as possible, but focus on music. We don’t think, you should have to deal with sample rates or file format, but focus on what’s really important: listening to music.

If you need help configuring HiFiBerryOS, check out documentation and support information below.


The following services are available:

  • Airplay
  • Analoge input of the DAC+ ADC
  • Bluetooth (not on Raspberry Pi 3B)
  • DLNA
  • Logitech Media Server / Squeezebox
  • MPD (unused at the moment)
  • Snapcast (experimental)
  • Spotify
  • Roon
  • Web radio stations

DSP support

HiFiBerryOS comes with support for HiFiBerry DSP boards including a filter/crossover designer.


While we really like the Raspberry Pi Zero, its CPU doesn’t provide the speed and features needed for some of the services we’ve implemented. Therefore, the Raspberry Pi Zero version comes only with Airplay and Bluetooth support. If you’re looking for a small and inexpensive boards that supports the full set of features, you should use the Raspberry Pi 3A+.


Current version: 20200424

If you have a running HiFiBerryOS instance already (at least version 201909xx), you don’t have to download the new image again, but you can directly upgrade the software.


Do you want to contribute or just change some things? Check out our Github repository! Did you find a bug? Please post it on the Github bug tracker!


Do you need any help? Post your questions in our community area! Note that there is no individual support for HiFiBerryOS. We hope you will understand that we can’t also provide individual support for this free software. Please DO NOT send questions to our support email or our support form. Use the community area for questions.