Raspberry Pi with Display to Get a Squeezebox Touch FeelingWe have tested different setups with touch displays to get a Squeezebox Touch feeling together with an easy setup. With one of Max2Play’s main focuses being multiroom audio solutions, we were still lacking a nice, visual component to our system. This has now changed with our new touchscreen for Raspberry Pi and its plugin. Our idea was to find a simple and affordable way to control your Squeezebox system like Logitech’s Squeezebox Touch. It should be part of the living environment and thus not take up too much space and not look too technical. Everything is set up with the latest Max2Play version that can easily install and configure:
- touch display (2,8″ with 320×240 px) with calibration
- visualisation of squeezebox features (latest jivelite with skin addon for 320×240 display)
- optional Squeezebox Server with Shairtunes2 addon for Airplay
- Squeezelite as software player
- Kodi as video player
- lots of other applications, installable by web interface (Access Point, Samba Shares, WiFi, etc.)
All Needed Components are Available in Our Shop
Build It by Yourself GuideWe have developed two Max2Play Extenstions that make the installation and setup simple and fast.
- Jivelite installer for the visualization and control of the Squeezebox environment
- RPi Display – a setup for the display
Download the Max2Play image for your Raspberry Pi from our download page.
Install the two required extensions: the Jivelite installer for the visualization and control of the Squeezebox environment, and RPi Display, a setup for the display.
Any extensions can be installed on your Raspberry Pi through the browser interface in the Settings/Reboot section.
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Jivelite just requires a click on „install Jivelite“, the fitting skin beneath so that the screen can fit Jivelite’s interface and a tick to automatically start in fullscreen mode. The RPi Display setup is even simpler, a click on the install-button and, after reboot, another click on that button. The software is now ready for the touchscreen to be integrated.