homebridge-rusty-spotify VS librespot

Compare homebridge-rusty-spotify vs librespot and see what are their differences.


Spotify plugin for Homebridge written in Rust (by scholtzan)


Open Source Spotify client library (by librespot-org)
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homebridge-rusty-spotify librespot
1 36
10 3,411
- 2.7%
1.1 7.3
over 1 year ago 5 days ago
Rust Rust
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of homebridge-rusty-spotify. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-01-04.


Posts with mentions or reviews of librespot. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-07.
  • Modernizing my 1980s sound system
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Nov 2022
    Yes, you wouldn't get this running on an existing smart speaker (without first rooting it and some serious hacking).

    If you'r in the Apple ecosystem and are using AirPlay with your smart speaker(s), it's however possible to also play synchronized audio across to your own DIY speaker setup, using another open source project.


    Or you could of course choose to only use your old dumb speakers with this, and they will pop up as easily selectable sound output devices on all Apple devices connected to your network.

    Or combine it (and librespot[2], owntone[3]...) with Snapcast to create a virtual speaker for your whole house that shows up everywhere.

    [2] https://github.com/librespot-org/librespot

    [3] https://github.com/owntone/owntone-server

  • A third-party Python Client for Spotify (and tips on how to make your own...)
    6 projects | dev.to | 20 Sep 2022
    The integration of Spotify, the great daddy of audio streamers with third-party apps has been difficult over the years. Years ago, in their beginning they liberated libspotify, coded in for integration with different clients. Integration with major audio players like Foobar, Clementine and MusicBee were working, but in 2015 the company decided to drop the new development on the library and decided to shut down the integration last June. The new feature called Spotify Connect that allows multiple device to act as remote controller for the device that its playing in real time made new possibilities. But the wheel was inventend with LibReSpot, a library written in Rust. More libraries ported from the original in Rust appeared later in Go and Java. This last one is special, since it allows to be controlled by HTTP requests and interacts with a potential client through WebSockets. So a good player is possible to be built through a GUI library, and so I picked the most user friendly GUI framework, PySimpleGUI, that wraps multiple and more complex GUI frameworks like Tkinter and PyQT providing easyness of development.
  • 90spot - Spotify for Nintendo Switch (Proof of Concept)
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/SwitchHacks | 19 Aug 2022
    Very nice! I started a similar effort a couple months back, but with the intention of using librespot along with rusted switch. I didn't get very far (basically just enough to update rusted switch for the latest libnx), but I do agree that there's gotta be some demand for a native Spotify client to use and listen to while you're playing. I'll be following. Best of luck!
  • Unofficial Spotify Client for the Nintendo Switch (PoC)
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Aug 2022
    It's not, really – AFAIK the audio is just AES-encypted with a per-session key that you get when logging in (but it's been a long time since I looked). There are a bunch of open implementations, like https://github.com/librespot-org/librespot – I guess it's kind of an open secret that you could rip music if you really wanted to.

    Certainly there's no need for "special hardware decoders" – Spotify works on loads of devices that have no support for that kind of thing.

  • GPhoto2-rs: High level libgphoto2 bindings for Rust
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 18 Aug 2022
  • How to run librespot as a service or let it start on boot
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 10 Aug 2022
    I got snapcast up and running, however I don't know how to start librespot and also make it start on boot. I followed these instructions for compiling librespot, however now I don't know what to do.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 10 Aug 2022
  • Dear Spotify. Can we just get table of songs?
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Jun 2022
    In favor of the alternative SDK, whose native SDK seems to be just around the corner. Otherwise there is always librespot (https://github.com/librespot-org/librespot).

    7 years to go from announcing the deprecation to actually removing it seems fair to me. Miles difference from what I'd expect any other company to do (looking at you Google, who seem to announce a deprecation and go through with it in the very same month).

  • Spotify has shut down libspotify
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 May 2022
    At least there is still https://github.com/librespot-org/librespot I just hope they don't rely on libspotify's api endpoints or I need a new solutions for my Raspberry Pi connected speakers.
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 May 2022
    My raspotify/librespot install stopped working last week until i blocked apresolve.spotify.com on my network.

    It seems they are switching some regions to a CDN that is not supported by librespot. There is some discussion on the librespot issues github page (https://github.com/librespot-org/librespot/issues/972)

What are some alternatives?

When comparing homebridge-rusty-spotify and librespot you can also consider the following projects:

raspotify - A Spotify Connect client that mostly Just Works™

spotifyd - A spotify daemon

ncspot - Cross-platform ncurses Spotify client written in Rust, inspired by ncmpc and the likes.

libuv - Cross-platform asynchronous I/O

DownOnSpot - 🎵 A Spotify music and playlist downloader written in Rust which also works with a free Spotify account

alfred-spotify-mini-player - 🎵🎩 Alfred workflow to control your Spotify library at your fingertips

spocon - SpoCon - A Spotify Connect Client for Debian , Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi based on librespot-java

aoede - 🎧 a self-hosted Spotify → Discord music bot

homebridge-pihole - Pihole switch for Homebridge

spot - Native Spotify client for the GNOME desktop

wasmer - 🚀 The leading WebAssembly Runtime supporting WASI and Emscripten

Apple-Music-Electron - Apple Music Electron is now deprecated. See our new project Cider https://github.com/ciderapp/Cider