Airplay receiver with display

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  • 4. September 2018 at 14:15 #37630

    Hello,

    I’m planning a new project and need some advice: I would like to built an Airplay Receiver similar to the vintage Airport Express stations but with an additional display for album art and optical digital output.

    I thought about an Raspberry Pi 3B+, a HifiBerry+ Pro and a 2.8″ display for album art.

    My question is, if this is possible? What hardware should I use?

    Kind regards
    steamfan

    4. September 2018 at 15:18 #37631

    Hi steamfan,

    Unfortunately, I do not think that AirPlay automatically detects album art in any way with our solutions (shairport and shairtunes2).

    It does work very well for our Squeezelite with Jivelite GUI solution, but there is currently no graphic component to AirPlay.

    But except for that, the AirPort Express approach is great and goes with our multiroom solutions where you could also always expand to other software features if you are so inclined but can also keep the whole system exclusively to AirPlay playback if you prefer.

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