Installing remoteit on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian or Raspberry Pi OS

If you are using Raspbian/Raspberry Pi OS Buster or later (32 or 64 bit versions), follow the instructions below.  Raspbian Buster was released in June 2020.


If you are using an earlier version of Raspbian, or a Debian-based OS for Raspberry Pi which is not Raspbian, such as Ubuntu Mate, please follow the directions here.

The following instructions assume you have access to a command line on your Pi (using a keyboard and monitor, or over your LAN using SSH) as well as having established a network connection, either using Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

On the Raspberry Pi command line, type or copy and paste the following commands and press the "Enter" key.

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install remoteit

 Each of these commands will take less than a minute to complete as they download required files. When the process is done, you will see this message displayed. The details of alternate connection addresses will depend on your network.

Continue your device configuration at

or http://raspberrypi.local:29999

Now go to a browser and type into the URL bar and hit the "Enter" key.

  • If you're using the Pi's GUI directly, you can use the Pi's browser.

  • If you're connected to the Pi using SSH over the LAN, you can copy the URL to a browser on your local PC.

Now you can access the remoteit web Admin Panel following the instructions here.

If does not work, try one of the alternate addresses shown when the installation completed.

Updating the remoteit package

We recommend connecting locally, if possible, when updating existing devices.

When upgrading a remote system, you should use the following command:

nohup sudo apt install remoteit &
to force the upgrade in the background. You may be disconnected during the upgrade, but will be able to reconnect afterwards. The output of the upgrade process will be saved in nohup.out.

Upgrading from connectd

You can install the remoteit Raspbian package over a previous installation of the older connectd package, version 2.4.26 or later. Your services and startup scripts will be converted automatically.

Upgrading over connectd ONLY works for Services registered using connectd_installer or connectd_register. Do NOT install remoteit over connectd if you have registered Services using Bulk or Auto Registration.

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