Home Assistant Community Add-on: AirCast

:tada: Release v2.2.2

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This is a general maintenance release.

:hammer: Changed

  • :fireworks: Updates maintenance/license year to 2020
  • :pencil2: Funding adjustments
  • :pencil2: Fixes some spelling and grammar
  • :arrow_up: Upgrades add-on base image to v4.0.3
  • :books: Adjust add-on installation instructions
  • :pencil2: Fixes a typo in the add-on install instructions

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Thanks for the great addon Frenck! Just wondering if anyone has got it to stream to multiple chromecast speakers at the same time for full home audio?

Yes but from memory (it was quite a while ago) they lose sync after an an hour or so.

oh how did you do it? I didn’t come across any documentation on setting up multiple speaker streaming?

From memory… just selected more than one speaker on my iphone music app, or maybe it was iTunes on a pc.

Not really the same thing but you can do continuous streaming from Google Music (preferably with Gmusic proxy in order to not stop the play in the middle) to a Chromecast group:

:tada: Release v2.3.0

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This is a general maintenance release.

:hammer: Changed

  • :hammer: Update add-on config with new password & list features
  • :books: Update add-on documentation to use new YAML configuration format
  • :hammer: Re-branding
  • :arrow_up: Upgrades add-on base image to v5.0.1
  • :hammer: Update community forum links
  • :arrow_up: Upgrades AirConnect to 0.2.24.1

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Hi, it is really great!
I have a question which is probably silly but is it possible to have it also for video?
So tv supporting chromecast would be available for air play?

Thanks for the reply.

Is there any way to remove the + symbol at the end of the device name?

Hi all,

I guess a year and half ago hasn’t changed anything to Google Chromecast open source…
Anyone has a clue how to use the AirPort from an Android or Windows device?

Hey I wonder whether anyone is experienceing the same issue or is able to provide me with some help or guidance.
I am unable to connect to Aircast device upon updating to version 2.4.0. When I try to connect to device i get the error message on the apple device saying: Unable to connect to ‘device name’. I have tried this on all apple devices within the entire HASSIO ecosystem. --> same message on all devices.

I have tried to solve to problem doing the following:

I have uninstalled the aircast add-on and installed it again which didn’t make a change
I deleted the aircast cofig file, agian that did not solve the issue.

I am running the following system:
Add-on version: 2.4.0
You are running the latest version of this add-on.
System: HassOS 4.15 (armv7 / raspberrypi3)
Home Assistant Core: 0.116.4
Home Assistant Supervisor: 249

I hope anyone out there is able to help me.

I haven’t been using any version prior to 2.4.0, this is my first time using the platform.

That said, whilst I see the speakers, they are perfectly unusable for me. Clicking on them results in the “Unable to connect” message immediately.

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That is exactly what is happening on my setup. Looking through the log files I cannot see any errors, or logs entries that would hint towards an error. It’s a pity as I was using AirCast on a daily basis.

I have the same error… it started more or less five days ago

I’ve just tried installing it for the first time and I get this error too :frowning: @frenck what is the process for us raising this? Is there an issue log somewhere where we need to formally raise?

EDIT: Just seen that an issue has been raised here.

Hi @frenck, any chance to have it streaming to Amazon Echos, in addition to chromecasts?

Is there a video alternative to this? Just raspberry pi or h.a?

Thought I’d add this, but it’s not working for me??

Add-on version: 2.4.1
You are running the latest version of this add-on.
System: Home Assistant OS 5.10 (amd64 / qemux86-64)
Home Assistant Core: 2021.1.1
Home Assistant Supervisor: 2020.12.7

I am running HA on an i5 laptop if that makes any difference.

The addon starts and there are no errors. It finds all my chromecast devices, but when I try to screen mirror on my mac mini, there are no devices available (besides my one appleTV).

Any ideas?

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@Martin_Granger I’m having the same issue as you. No errors, but not showing up.

Hass.io Add-on: AirCast
 AirPlay capabilities for your Chromecast devices.
-----------------------------------------------------------
 Add-on version: 2.4.1
 You are running the latest version of this add-on.
 System: Home Assistant OS 5.10  (amd64 / qemux86-64)
 Home Assistant Core: 2021.1.1
 Home Assistant Supervisor: 2020.12.7
-----------------------------------------------------------
 Please, share the above information when looking for help
 or support in, e.g., GitHub, forums or the Discord chat.
-----------------------------------------------------------
[cont-init.d] 00-banner.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: executing... 
Log level is set to INFO
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] aircast.sh: executing... 
[cont-init.d] aircast.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] done.
[services.d] starting services
[services.d] done.
[14:21:10] INFO: Starting the AirCast server...
[14:21:10.339893] main:952 Starting aircast version: v0.2.28.3 (Oct 25 2020 @ 12:18:08)
[14:21:10.340164] Start:716 Binding to 192.168.5.171
[14:21:10.353193] AddCastDevice:653 [0x221f480]: adding renderer (Master Bedroom clock)
[14:21:10.355141] AddCastDevice:653 [0x221fe10]: adding renderer (Toy Room Speaker)
[14:21:10.356729] AddCastDevice:653 [0x22207a0]: adding renderer (Office Speaker)
[14:21:10.357948] AddCastDevice:653 [0x2221130]: adding renderer (Garage Speaker)
[14:21:10.359650] AddCastDevice:653 [0x2221ac0]: adding renderer (Sun Room TV)
[14:21:10.361047] AddCastDevice:653 [0x2222450]: adding renderer (Living Room Speaker)
[14:21:10.361954] AddCastDevice:653 [0x2222de0]: adding renderer (First Floor Speakers)
[14:21:10.364078] AddCastDevice:653 [0x2223770]: adding renderer (Guest Bathroom Speaker)
[14:21:10.366307] AddCastDevice:653 [0x2224100]: adding renderer (Master Bathroom Speaker)
[14:21:10.370558] AddCastDevice:653 [0x2224a90]: adding renderer (Kitchen Speaker)

Same problem here. No error, but no speakers showing up.

[s6-init] making user provided files available at /var/run/s6/etc...exited 0.
[s6-init] ensuring user provided files have correct perms...exited 0.
[fix-attrs.d] applying ownership & permissions fixes...
[fix-attrs.d] done.
[cont-init.d] executing container initialization scripts...
[cont-init.d] 00-banner.sh: executing... 
-----------------------------------------------------------
 Hass.io Add-on: AirCast
 AirPlay capabilities for your Chromecast devices.
-----------------------------------------------------------
 Add-on version: 2.4.1
 You are running the latest version of this add-on.
 System: Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)  (armv7 / raspberrypi4)
 Home Assistant Core: 2021.1.4
 Home Assistant Supervisor: 2021.01.5
-----------------------------------------------------------
 Please, share the above information when looking for help
 or support in, e.g., GitHub, forums or the Discord chat.
-----------------------------------------------------------
[cont-init.d] 00-banner.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: executing... 
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] aircast.sh: executing... 
[cont-init.d] aircast.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] done.
[services.d] starting services
[services.d] done.
[11:26:58] INFO: Starting the AirCast server...
[11:26:58.756351] main:952 Starting aircast version: v0.2.28.3 (Oct 25 2020 @ 12:17:33)
[11:26:58.757562] Start:716 Binding to 192.168.68.151
[11:26:58.777911] AddCastDevice:653 [0x11be470]: adding renderer (Cellar speaker)
[11:26:58.787568] AddCastDevice:653 [0x11bede0]: adding renderer (Bedroom speaker)