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Scrypted can be installed on Windows, Mac, or Linux as a desktop app or as a background service.

After the chosen installation method is complete, return to this page to continue with Camera Setup.

Desktop App

The recommended installation method for Mac and Windows is the Desktop App. It provides hardware accelerated features unavailable to the background service, inside a self contained, easily installable package.

Ubuntu/Debian Repository

Desktop App users on Ubuntu must install the app using apt to receive auto updates.

echo 'deb [trusted=yes] stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/scrypted.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install scrypted-electron


Linux + Docker installations should refer to the System Requirements for host OS recommendations. Window/Mac + Docker Desktop is not supported.

Background Service