# Requirements

# Hardware

MagicMirror² is developed to run on a Raspberry Pi. It might (and will) run on various different types of hardware, but new versions will only be tested on a Raspberry Pi.

Electron, the app wrapper around MagicMirror², only supports the Raspberry Pi 2, 3 & 4. The Raspberry Pi 0/1 is currently not supported. If you want to run this on a Raspberry Pi 1, use the server only feature and setup a fullscreen browser yourself. (Yes, people have managed to run MM² also on a Pi0, so if you insist, search in the forums.)

# Operating System

You will need to install the latest full version of Raspberry Pi OS (opens new window) (previously called Raspbian).

If you want to run the software on other Operating Systems, take a look at this section

NOTE You **do** need a desktop environment to run Electron!

Using a Lite Version of Raspberry Pi OS will not work.

Raspberry Pi OS versions based on Debian "Stretch" are also no longer supported.

# Node

NOTE Node 18 is required!

All older versions (Node 16 and below) have reached end of life and will not work.