How to install Shadow on Raspberry Pi
Shadow on Raspberry Pi OS is a new platform for our unified client, adapted to the arm64 architecture running Linux.
With its small size, multiple I/Os, and low cost, Raspberry is the perfect solution for a TV or small Desktop PC.
While Raspberry delivers less power than a modern PC, we’re launching the first version with lower acceptance criteria, and a few less supported features that we aim to unlock through further developments.
Please see the following sections to install Shadow on Raspberry Pi:
Raspberry Pi 4 (Any RAM models) or Raspberry Pi 5
Ethernet connexion recommended
Raspberry OS (64-bit with desktop)
Screen Resolution up to 1080p
Refresh Rate up to 60hz
Compatible with keyboards, mice, and gamepads
Compatibility key :
(1) This is planned for a future update and may be available only for Shadow Alpha or Beta. It is not officially supported yet.
Gamepad as Mouse
(1) Lowered animation for better performances
The easiest way to install Shadow on Raspberry Pi is to download and install the .deb package (64-bit), either through the graphical software center if it's available, or through the command line.
Installing the .deb package will automatically install the apt repository and signing key to enable auto-updating using the system's package manager.
Step 1: Downloading the .deb package
You can download the package by clicking on the link below:
Step 2: Install the application
Use one of the following two methods:
Right-click on the .deb file and use the package manager to install it via the visual interface.
Or open the terminal, navigate to the download folder where the .deb is located (using the cd command) and type:
sudo apt install ./shadow-arm64.deb
Step 3: Launch Shadow
You can launch Shadow from the Raspberry Menu on the top-left corner, in the Sound & Video section.
Alternatively, the repository and key can also be installed manually with the following script: