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Getting Started

Welcome to the Lavalink Getting Started guide. If you're new to Lavalink, follow these steps to get started:


Install Java 17 or higher. You can download it here.


Download the latest Lavalink.jar from GitHub.


Check out the configuration page to learn how to configure Lavalink.

Run Lavalink with java -jar Lavalink.jar.

If you want to keep Lavalink running in the background, you can check out the Docker or Systemd configuration pages.

Pick a client from the clients page and follow their instructions on how to connect to Lavalink.

Getting stuck?

If you're stuck, you can join the Lavalink support Discord or open a GitHub discussion for help or questions.