Need help with installation on Mac M1 BigSur


I like to try out beets but not sure how to install on Mac M1 Big Sur. The guide says can install using homebrew - then only show how to install python.

When I tried “brew install beets” - response is “Warning: No available formula or cask with the name “beets”. Did you mean bee?”

Appreciate any help. Thx

Have you installed Home Brew already? On the home page you’ll see instructions:

/bin/bash -c “$(curl -fsSL”

Try a little farther down on the page, where it says:

If you have pip, just say pip install beets (or pip install --user beets if you run into permissions problems).

Thx for the reply. I already have homebrew setup. Beets documentation doesn’t describe how to install beets via homebrew.

Appreciate if you can tell me if you know how.

Thx for the reply Adrian. Unfortunately installing latest python from is experimental for Apple Silicon M1 - so would prefer to stick with homebrew method.

To clarify, the “Homebrew method” would mean installing Python using Homebrew and then following those instructions to install beets, i.e., something like pip install beets.

Thanks Adrian for clarifying this. :slight_smile:

I can’t tell from your post if you’ve met with success. What do you get if you enter:

beet config --path


beet version

Have you started to put together a config file yet?