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VortexBox 2.4 Airplay plugin

VortexBox uses the shairport2_plugin for AirPlay support

You can read more about this plug-in here

The install is a 3-step process. The first step is to click on the Install button next to Squeezebox Server Airplay Plugin in the Vortexbox Upgrade page. This installs all the dependencies.

The second step is to go to the Squeezebox Server page, select Settings (lower right corner) and then the plugins tab. Scroll all the way down to the bottom and find the “Additional repositories” section. Paste in the following URL in the input field:

Then click apply, restart etc.

The third step is to enable the plugin. It should now appear at the bottom of the list of plugins, and has the name “Shairtunes2” and will have an unchecked enable-box. Check the enable box and click apply if neccessary.

Note that the plugin broadcasts itself on Airplay devices with the name of the Player that is activated in the “Configure Player” page. This can easily be changed to any name to make it easier to understand when connecting from iPads/iPhones etc.

airplay_support.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/24 11:29 by andrew