homebridge-syno-spk VS AirConnect-Synology

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homebridge-syno-spk AirConnect-Synology
23 10
593 293
2.2% -
7.4 8.9
about 1 month ago 10 days ago
Shell Shell
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of homebridge-syno-spk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-26.
  • Trying to install a fork of a plugin but running into issues
    3 projects | /r/homebridge | 26 Mar 2023
    This was based on the instruction I found here: https://github.com/oznu/homebridge-syno-spk/issues/29 But I seem to be having an issue. This is the message I get in the logs:
  • Homebridge not appearing in Synology Package Center
    2 projects | /r/homebridge | 17 Feb 2023
    I believe you will want the armada37xx package from this page: https://github.com/oznu/homebridge-syno-spk/releases/tag/3.0.9
  • Homebride n00b struggling to connect to Homebridge on Synology NAS
    5 projects | /r/homebridge | 30 Dec 2022
    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, I found this issue, which helped me fix it: https://github.com/oznu/homebridge-syno-spk/issues/108
  • Does homebridge run best on certain hardware?
    2 projects | /r/homebridge | 4 Nov 2022
  • Running Homebridge natively on Synology NAS
    3 projects | /r/homebridge | 7 May 2022
    The Homebridge Synology Package was recently updated to allow running Homebridge natively on Synology DSM 7, without the need for Docker. This means more NAS models are supported, including the entry level ARM cpu based units.
    3 projects | /r/homebridge | 7 May 2022
  • Homebridge using Onzu Synology package - upgrading to DSM 7. .
    2 projects | /r/homebridge | 4 Apr 2022
    For those using the pre-configured package for Synology: https://github.com/oznu/homebridge-syno-spk When you upgrade to DSM 7.0 you will acquire an error it is no longer compatible. Note the docker container will still be running and I think you will still be able to use. I however wanted to switch to docker directly and can confirm if will work and migrate without issue (that I have seen). 1. Note the folder you store you config to, i.e. docker/homebridge and take a copy 2. Uninstall the Homebridge App (at this point you will lose the docker image). 3. Follow the steps here: https://github.com/oznu/docker-homebridge/wiki/Homebridge-on-Synology#homebridge-package-for-synology-dsm ensuring you use the SAME config directory noted in step 1. I ‏‏‎ have tested this and it looks to pickup where it left off. Just though I would share for anyone who had / has the same issue.
    2 projects | /r/homebridge | 4 Apr 2022
  • Terminal Sudo User Error
    2 projects | /r/homebridge | 3 Apr 2022
    Hi there, i have inta;;ed Home bridge on my Syn ology Nash without Docker following this post from gitHub Here
    2 projects | /r/homebridge | 3 Apr 2022


Posts with mentions or reviews of AirConnect-Synology. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-28.
  • Bose SoundTouch WiFi Audio Streaming
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 28 Jun 2023
    There are a few dockers that seem to be able to do what you want. Some can stream local audio to airplay devices what might work with a bit of scripting for your white noise and others might work as a Chromecast to Airplay bridge https://github.com/philippe44/AirConnect https://github.com/1activegeek/docker-airconnect
  • Is there a project similar to shairport-sync to serve a chrome cast server?
    2 projects | /r/Chromecast | 6 Jan 2023
  • Sonos One Bundle as multimedia system (movies and games)
    2 projects | /r/sonos | 10 Aug 2022
    AirConnect - "Use these applications to add AirPlay capabilities to Chromecast and UPnP (like Sonos) players, to make them appear as AirPlay devices. AirConnect can run on any machine that has access to your local network (Windows, MacOS, Linux -x86, x64 and ARM, Solaris and FreeBSD). It does not need to be on your main computer. (For example, a Raspberry Pi works well). It will detect UPnP/Sonos/Chromecast players, create as many virtual AirPlay devices as needed, and act as a bridge/proxy between AirPlay clients (iPhone, iPad, iTunes, MacOS, AirFoil ...) and the real UPnP/Sonos/Chromecast players."
  • Got some questions before switching
    2 projects | /r/AppleMusic | 5 May 2021
    I've installed AirConnect on my Pi and it's working great so far. I can even pause and stop playback from my Home Mini. (Skipping doesn't seem to work). Even groups work. (For those interested, it should also support other devices like older Sonos speakers).
  • Stereo Pair with Airplay 2
    2 projects | /r/SonoSequencr | 2 Jan 2021
    I am using AirConnect for a few years now and i am also maintaining the AirConnect package for Synology NAS and Router devices on github: AirConnect-Synology If you have a synology device, you only need to download the specific package and install it on your synology device.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing homebridge-syno-spk and AirConnect-Synology you can also consider the following projects:

ffmpeg-for-homebridge - Static FFmpeg binaries for Homebridge with support for audio (libfdk-aac) and hardware-accelerated decoding and encoding (h264_qsv, h264_v4l2m2m, videotoolbox).

synology-wireguard - WireGuard support for some Synology NAS drives

synology-docker - An Unofficial Script to Update or Restore Docker Engine and Docker Compose on Synology

aircast - AirPlay to Chromecast audio bridge

AirConnect - Use AirPlay to stream to UPnP/Sonos & Chromecast devices

owntone-server - Linux/FreeBSD DAAP (iTunes) and MPD media server with support for AirPlay 1 and 2 speakers (multiroom), Apple Remote (and compatibles), Chromecast, Spotify and internet radio.

Synology-NAS-monitoring - influxDB, Grafana, snmp and telegraf

SYNOLOGY - Explore a comprehensive cheatsheet and a collection of Bash scripts tailored for Synology NAS stations, designed to streamline network disk management.

synology-plex-auto-update - I propose a step-by-step tutorial to keep the native package of your Plex server automatically up to date.

UniversalMediaServer - A DLNA, UPnP and HTTP(S) Media Server.

homebridge - HomeKit support for the impatient.