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    AirPlay Alternatives for Linux

    AirPlay is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is SoundWire, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to AirPlay and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AirPlay are WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker, Gnomecast, Mkchromecast and SpeakerShare.

    AirPlay is mainly a Music Streaming Service but alternatives to it may also be Media Servers or Video Streaming Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AirPlay.
    This page was last updated Apr 9, 2022
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    AirPlay lets you stream music throughout your entire house — wirelessly. AirPlay wireless technology will be fully...
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    1. SoundWire lets you send any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices. Use it as:
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      Utility for turning your Android smartphone or tablet into a wireless speaker.


    2. This is a native Linux GUI for casting local files to Chromecast devices. It supports:
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      This is a program to cast audio and video from your macOS, or Linux desktop to your Google Cast devices or Sonos speakers. It is written in Python, and it streams via node.js, ffmpeg, or avconv.
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      This is a Java application to use the speaker connected to other computer on the network. It transfers audio in uncompressed PCM format and uses 172 kilobyte per second bandwidth.

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      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0, released in January 2014, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.



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      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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      Snapcast is a multiroom client-server audio player, where all clients are time synchronized with the server to play perfectly synced audio. It's not a standalone player, but an extension that turns your existing audio player into a Sonos-like multiroom solution.
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