Hack A Raspberry Pi Into An AirPlay Speaker Receiver

Hack A Raspberry Pi Into An AirPlay Speaker Receiver

If you want to get wireless music streaming and AirPlay functionality on your home theatre system you have to buy either an Airport Express or Apple TV and then connect it to a stereo. But if you want to DIY it on your own, blogger Jordan Burgess shows off how to make your stereo AirPlay compatible with a Raspberry Pi.

Burgess only wanted the wireless music streaming capability of AirPlay and he didn’t care about the video. His solution is a Rasberry Pi and a USB WiFi adaptor. The process itself is really simple. Once you get the WiFi set up, you just need to install a few things to get AirPlay functionality working and add iOS 6 support. Once you’re done, you’ve essentially created a tiny Airport Express where you can send music from your iPhone to your stereo wirelessly. Burgess points out the sound quality isn’t fantastic, but it’s totally functional and a cheap solution. Head over to Burgess’ site for the full guide.

Hacking a Raspberry Pi into a wireless airplay speaker [Jordan Burgess via Hacker News]


    • You certainly can. RS-Compoents Australia can get you one. Although when you order from the RS website it tends to ship from the UK. Element 14 also ships from the UK. Otherwise you can get one shipped from the US from someone like adafruit. You can’t buy them in stores anywhere in the world at the moment as far as I know.

      • Thats just insulting. We pay $85 dollars for something that the brits get for $39.49 (25.92 pounds). I bet the new cheaper one coming out soon will cost almost the same here.

  • If your after better sound quality you’ll more than likely be connecting to an AV receiver. Therefore, you could use HDMI into the receiver this will keep the signal digital and bypass the DAC in the Pi

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