Stretto VS Snapcast

Compare Stretto vs Snapcast and see what are their differences.

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Posts with mentions or reviews of Stretto. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-20.


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.
  • Why is Spotify not implementing this?
    1 project | | 31 Jul 2023!

    Works perfectly on pis scattered around the house.

  • MultiRoom MulitCast Spotify Sound System Recommendations
    1 project | /r/homeautomation | 21 May 2023
    Snapcast: The cheapest and most modular option is deploying small form factor linux clients (raspberry pis, or any host all) with an audio interface (3.5mm, RCA, or otherwise), and connect the audio output interface to your choice of speaker. Snapcast is the open-source multi-room brains. It works well in my experience, but it is tricky to get setup properly to start with. Spotify Connect support is possible so you can launch your Spotify listening session from the Spotify app. Snapcast also integrates into Home Assistant for ease of adding/removing clients from the active listening sessions (yes, plural. You can have multiple listening sessions from multiple audio input sources at once).
  • Audio options for 3 to 5 zones.
    1 project | /r/homeautomation | 1 May 2023
    - snapcast - this server/client software will broadcast synchronized audio from any source to any snapcast client. The server and clients can all run on the same computer. Individual clients are assigned to their own usb soundcard. Source and volume for each client is controlled through the webpage and/or homeassistant.
  • I don't want streaming music, I just want to stream my music
    22 projects | | 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 .
  • Recommendations for Multi-Room Speaker With Multiple Audio Sources?
    1 project | /r/homeautomation | 1 Mar 2023
    If you're into the idea of an open-source client/server architecture, then there's Snapcast. If you have a few Raspberry Pis (one per output source) or any other box that can run Linux and has an audio out interface, then this is cheap and easy with an active Home Assistant integration too.
  • Question about muti-room audio solutions
    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!

What are some alternatives?

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

moOde Audio - moOde sources and configs

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

ympd - Standalone MPD Web GUI written in C, utilizing Websockets and Bootstrap/JS

Icecast - Icecast streaming media server (Mirror) - Please report bugs at

Volumio - Volumio 2 - Audiophile Music Player

mStream - The easiest music streaming server available

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

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.

moka - A high performance concurrent caching library for Rust

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.