Open Source AirPlay Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to AirPlay is Gnomecast, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to AirPlay and four of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to AirPlay are Stream What You Hear (Free, Open Source), Ses (Free, Open Source) and PlayJoom (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 31, 2020

    1. Chromecast local files from Linux - supports MKV, subtitles and 4K!.
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    2. Stream What You Hear (SWYH) is a Windows application to broadcast the sound of your computer (ie: “what you hear”) on an UPnP/DLNA device such as TVs, amps, network receivers, game consoles, etc...
      Stream What You Hear vs AirPlay opinions
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      About 5 seconds delay but works great. Even works if the streaming PC is muted.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      MacOS tray app to control Sonos speakers ecosystem.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PlayJoom is a web based audio streaming server. It´s written in php and save the data about the audio files like mp3 music in a MySQL database.
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