- 22. February 2016 at 17:49 #18630
How about a Spotify Connect server, allowing us to use the Spotify app on our devices to control our Max2Play servers?29. February 2016 at 15:06 #18841
Thanks for informing us about this server software. Unfortunately, it does not seem to offer any multiroom capabilites, which we are looking for first and foremost.
However, we would be interested to know what functionalities this server offers over the Squeezebox Server’s Spotify implementation with the triode plugin, aside from the official app and connect support.29. February 2016 at 22:54 #18878
Die Spotify connect Funktion wäre schon sehr praktisch. Man bekommt die möglichkeit einfach das Ausgabegerät für Spotify zu wählen.
Man kann einfach auf das Lautsprechersymbol clicken und sich dann einen connect Gerät im Netzwerk aussuchen.
I would also be very happy if you can add a spotify connect function.
DIVA1. March 2016 at 11:28 #18882
The triode plugin is, like most LMS plugins, not perfect; none of the muusic in my library is displayed, search-as-you-type is not implemented, etc. The native app, although it’s not without its own imperfections, is far easier to navigate, has more features and just works with every Spotify-Connect device out-of-the-box.3. March 2016 at 12:57 #19052
We will look into this within the next weeks and try to add this feature to MAx2Play if it is not to time-consuming.
The selection of the correct output device is possible with the combination of Squeezebox Server, the Shairtunes2 plug-in and miniDLNA plug-in for SBS. Access the SBS from your Apple with Airplay (connects to Shairtunes2) or Android devices with BubbleUPnP for example (connects to miniDLNA).
Maximilian from Max2Play29. March 2016 at 17:18 #19513
@Maximilian: hey, have you guys continued to look into adding this feature? Although I’m able to manually configure the Spotify Connect daemon and have it run on startup, this causes audio in Kodi to distort, requiring a reboot.
I’m certain if Spotify Connect were implemented by you guys you’d be able to make sure this is not the case.
This would be brilliant! 🙂6. July 2016 at 15:37 #21268
I hope you guys will manage to get this future working! Also if you need some testing i’ll be happy to assist. Like q20 i am able to install it manually on my ‘old’ RP2 with Hifiberry DAC+ and 7″touchscreen, but switching between my phone and touchscreen for control will give some problems with audio signal not getting released and or obtained and the described distortion in Kodi.12. July 2016 at 9:58 #21432
Another *good* reason to get this working might be that with this Spotify Connect plugin it won’t be needed to run LMS only to use Spotify.I for once mostly use Spotify and only now and then webradio or my local music. With this plug in I can hear Spotify in the room of my choice!8. August 2016 at 17:57 #22088
Our current topic is to implement the plugin builder into Max2Play-OS. It gives you and other people of the Max2Play-community the opportunity to create your own ideas and wishes. It would be great, if someone of the community build this plugin. But it is a very specific application.4. September 2016 at 11:18 #22861
Would like to contribute to get this Spotify Connect working on Max2play. But i am not a programmer!
I will look into the plugin-builder but changes are i will not be able to get this working due to my absence of programming-skill 😉
In the mean time maybe someone on this forum and/or developers will have a look at this:
Maybe it’s easy to implement if allowed?
Cheers!23. November 2016 at 15:01 #24125
Hello modtastic and cyrano4711,
Sorry for the late response.
We are not working on it at the moment. However, the functionality of Spotify Connect can be achieved using DLNA and Airplay. So it is also possible to Playback Spotify, with the Android Smartphone or an Apple device, over the Max2Play device.27. November 2016 at 11:55 #24280
I managed to implement Spotify Connect on my Max2Play Raspberry Pi + HifiBerry following this instruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqMzXmvW4T8
The only problem is that both try to use the same output device, I get an error when I try to start Squeezelight:
[10:35:50.562781] test_open:294 playback open error: Invalid argument
[10:35:50.563179] output_init_common:381 unable to open output device
Maybe a solution to switch between players sharing the same output device (similar to MultiShairport) is possible?20. December 2016 at 11:54 #25048
And Sonos also has the option: https://support.spotify.com/us/listen_everywhere/on_speaker/sonos/
Yes, it may well be that it is a very specific application, but it is also very useful. It is not a secret that the apps to control Squeezebox Server is very far behind in user experience compared to the Spotify app. Aka: Orange Squeeze and others. It works for me, but not to non-technical person.
DLNA and Airplay should be able to provide access to connect through Spotify connect? Can you explain how the process is? I’ve tried, but it does not seem to work.
If I had the technical skill, I would immediately try to develop a plugin, but since I do not have the technical capacities, I have to appeal to the higher powers.27. December 2016 at 4:11 #25254
I add my voice to this request. Currently, my installation is on Volumio, and for many reasons, I’m thinking to switch to Max2Play, that I am currently testing for some new projects. But the lack of Spotify Connect (it also exists on Volumio through a community plugin) is clearly something that keeps me on Volumio for the moment.
Why is Spotify Connect interesting ?
First, I am a big fan of Spotify radios made from my own playlists. I put 10/12 artists/songs in a playlist, then ask Spotify to create a radio from this playlist. It adds a lot of other songs from artists I did not even know, but usually like a lot. I can’t get this through the Spotify plugin. I can only get the playlist with the artists I know. With Spotify connect, I can create my radio in Spotify app, and broadcast it to Max2play (well already possible through airplay, but unfortunately, I’m an android user).
Second, I have not found any good solution when I have friends at home to able them to cast their own music. That was one thing I wanted to try with Max2play and the Bluetooth plugin, but the pairing procedure is too complicated, and I get a bad sound from bluetooth. With a Spotify Connect server, I could just ask them to cast to Max2Play device (well for those of them who use Spotify).
Third, the plugin is connected with my account. And my children listen to some weird music with it. And then I keep getting weird suggestions from Spotify each time I connect myself on Spotify. With Spotify connect, my kids are still able to cast their own music on the device, without messing with my own account.
So, yes, I think this is a must-have, and having it available on Max2play would definitely make it the ultimate solution.12. January 2017 at 12:16 #25803
I Totaly agree!
Wouldn’t it be an option/possibility to implement the SpotifyConnectServer in the same way as bluetooth “stream to squeezebox server” is implemented? It will equally be shown as a ‘favorite’ in your interface then?
Remotes like orange squeeze and all the others simply aren’t updated enough to really be and stay usefull. Lists arn’t synchronized and search options are minimal. A lot of people are discovering spotify. They will in the end switch to something that incorporates spotify in a better way.
I am now resorting to an old smartphone connected to my amplifier alongside my Pi, in order to use spotify well and allow my friends to play there tunes in my house as well!
I think Max2play is the perfect solution for multiroom streaming, music collections and KOdi, but Spotify is not to be neglected! Danke 🙂
greets, Steffen20. January 2017 at 13:21 #26152
Yes, an implementation of the Spotify Connect Server would be a big step forward for M2P, in my view. To be honest I am flabbergasted that M2P as “Multiroom Audio OS” does not seem to take this seriously.
I am currently using Max2play with a Squeezeserver and JiveLite on a Rpi 3 + touchscreen to control a Pi zero running Max2play and a Squeezebox receiver unit and stream Spotify audio to them. It works, but Squeezeserver feels and looks dated and for example sound synchronization is flaky. This works for example better using the Squeezer android app than using the JiveLite interface. The interface of the Spotify plugin is also not great in comparison to the native Spotify app/software and this plugin does not get any further development or support by Triode anymore.
I am keeping a keen eye on the developments at Volumio, with the Spotify Connect add-on. I am already considering to switch my playback devices to Volumio+Spotify Connect and to install Android on my Rpi 3 + touchscreen to be able to run the Spotify App natively and control the playback devices using that…
Greetings, Anton27. February 2017 at 22:06 #27294
I managed to implement Spotify Connect on my Max2Play Raspberry Pi + HifiBerry following this instruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqMzXmvW4T8 I think other instructions are available as Well.
I use it in combination with Max2play Squeezelite player. I can switch between spotify-connect and Squeezelite. If you use the newest commits of spotify-connect (especially Pull #18 https://github.com/Fornoth/spotify-connect-web/pull/18) in combination with the -C option in Squeezelite player, the hifiberry audiocard is released by the audioplayer (spotify-connect or Squeezelite) when it is not playing. This works fine.
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