Introduction: Raspberry Pi: Airplay Reciever

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Today I am going to show you how to setup your Raspberry P (Model B or A (With Ethernet adapter) as an Airplay receiver. It is very simple to do and will not take much time at all.

Step 1: Materials

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(Sorry for the bad picture quality, it gets better) To get the receiver set up, you will need these materials:

Raspberry Pi (With Ethernet)

Ethernet Cable and Router

SD Card (Min. 4GB)

3.5mm to 3.5mm Audio Cable

Computer running Win32 Disk Imager or Apple-Pi Baker

A Speaker or Stereo System

An Internet Connection

Step 2: Install Volumio

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Plug your SD Card into your computer or card reader, then go to, and download Volumio for the Raspberry Pi.

Step 3: Install Volumio

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Once downloaded, un-zip the file and open Win32 Disk Imager, or similar program. Then, select the SD card and click "Write". After that has completed, eject the SD card and put it into the Raspberry Pi.

Step 4: Finishing

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Connect the Ethernet cable into the R-Pi and into your router. Connect the audio cable into a speaker/Hi-Fi system, then connect the R-Pi to a power source. Wait about 2 minutes, then, try streaming audio to it, but selecting "Volumio" or similar in the Airplay device selection list. To edit the settings of the R-Pi, go to volumio.local in your browser. Enjoy!


dgateley (author)2015-09-20

Thank you! And for the link to Volumio.

oshaga (author)2015-05-14

Hi, how do i set up a pi to stream same video on four tv or monitor screens!

seamster (author)2014-08-13

Cool project. Thanks for sharing!

mattyd24 (author)2014-08-10

Notice in the intro step it says you can use model B or A, despite the model A not having Ethernet

TheEpicHunter (author)mattyd242014-08-12

I probably should have said USB Ethernet Adapter after the A. I meant an adapter that plugs into the Raspberry Pi. Bad wording on my part.

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