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Raspberry Pi Airplay Receiver

Published 3 Jan 2019

9to5toys have a straight forward guide to turn you Raspberry Pi into an AirPlay receiver. Similar to the Raspotify project I previously installed on my Pi, this will work from applications other then Spotify like Overcast for example.

You shouldn’t need to do much then run the following if your Pi is already setup.

sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install shairport-sync

Once installed test the install by running:

sudo systemctl enable shairport-sync
sudo service shairport-sync start

Your Raspberry Pi should now be an option to AirPlay audio to, which again is a far better option then Bluetooth.

Kakapo my Raspberry Pi showing as an AirPlay receiver


Andrew Ford on Twitter
Front End Web Developer from Tauranga, New Zealand

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