raspotify VS Snapcast

Compare raspotify vs Snapcast and see what are their differences.

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raspotify Snapcast
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4,241 5,115
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7.5 9.1
22 days ago about 1 month ago
Shell C++
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of raspotify. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-01.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Snapcast. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-05.
  • I don't want streaming music, I just want to stream my music
    22 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Apr 2023
    I have a music library on my home server that I use mopidy to play via the iris plugin integrated into my home assistant UI. It plays over Snapcast which streams over the network to multiple devices in the home with independent volume control. I can fire up the Snapcast client in my phone to get it going there as well, which does work over vpn if I'm away, though I generally just fire up the files from my phones SD card for out-of-home listening. I recently started using whipper on Linux to extract audio from craigslist cds.





  • Whole home sync'd rpi audio w plex, spotify, airplay
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 4 Apr 2023
    You want SnapCast. You'd run snapserver on your Linux box and snapclient on your Pi's. Snapserver has support for Airplay (via shairport-sync) and Spotify (via librespot). I recommend using MPD for your music library, as I don't think PlexAmp can output audio in a way that's useful for snapserver.
  • Camper Touchscreen Audio Setup
    3 projects | /r/raspberry_pi | 31 Mar 2023
    Instead of splitting audio from the jack output you can create a Little network with a router and have more rpi streaming music over It using snapcastsnapcast .
  • Question about muti-room audio solutions
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 28 Feb 2023
    i would say it's a bit experimental, but you could try gonic (subsonic jukebox mode) + snapcast
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 28 Feb 2023
  • Whole Home Audio - Design Help
    3 projects | /r/linuxaudio | 30 Jan 2023
    I'm setting up a whole home audio set up and looking for suggestions in the design. Currently, I run Snapcast on Raspberry pis connected to various soundbars or amps. It's working ok, but has issues (Mostly on some of the 2.4GHz WiFi Pis that can't keep up with the bandwidth).
  • Looking for a good music playlist generator
    2 projects | /r/jellyfin | 7 Jan 2023
    For the multi-room audio, check out snapcast. If you like it, we could try to convince the Symfonium dev to add the ability to cast music directly to snapcast, which I would love to have!
  • Spotifyd
    17 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Dec 2022
    * Just text to speech

    When TTS plays on the first stream, music volume is ducked for the duration. That setup is all pulseaudio junk. I coulde play any system audio to my entire house, or even provide an 3.5mm aux input near the VM host, although in practice it's Spotify for convenience.

    Speakers in some rooms turn on/off completely with the room, while others stay on but toggle between music and text-to-speech, to make sure I hear those notices (which are like doors opening, washer is done, etc).

    My main work setup has a snapcast client, so I hear TTS events even with noise canceling headphones on. Some snapcast clients are placed on existing machines (i.e. TV computer), while a few are dedicated Raspberry Pis.

    [1] https://github.com/badaix/snapcast

  • Alternative to Spotify with collab
    2 projects | /r/selfhosted | 24 Nov 2022
    You can get this by combining Mopidy with Snapcast. Mopidy allows you to play, sort and manage playlists of local files, radio's or various remote sources (even Spotify). And Snapcast makes it possible to play this synchronized across multiple devices and speakers.
  • Van olyan hi-fi amin van wi-fi? Spotyfihoz
    3 projects | /r/hungary | 20 Nov 2022
    Multiroom része: https://github.com/badaix/snapcast

What are some alternatives?

When comparing raspotify and Snapcast you can also consider the following projects:

balena-sound - Build a single or multi-room streamer for an existing audio device using a Raspberry Pi! Supports Bluetooth, Airplay and Spotify Connect

spotifyd - A spotify daemon

librespot - Open Source Spotify client library

cspot - A Spotify Connect player targeting, but not limited to embedded devices (ESP32).

Icecast - Icecast streaming media server (Mirror) - Please report bugs at https://gitlab.xiph.org/xiph/icecast-server/issues

moOde Audio - moOde sources and configs

Volumio - Volumio 2 - Audiophile Music Player

LMS - Lightweight Music Server. Access your self-hosted music using a web interface.

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.

AzuraCast - A self-hosted web radio management suite, including turnkey installer tools for the full radio software stack and a modern, easy-to-use web app to manage your stations.

Airsonic - :satellite: :cloud: :notes:Airsonic, a Free and Open Source community driven media server (fork of Subsonic and Libresonic)

sonobus - Source code for SonoBus, a real-time network audio streaming collaboration tool.