The Hass.io Spotify Connect add-on allows you to use your device, running Home Assistant, to play your Spotify music. This add-on uses the Spotify Connect protocol, which makes it a device that can be controlled by all the official clients.
For example; Running Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi with this add-on installed will allow you to play your Spotify music on the Pi. So all you’ll have to do is hook up your sound system to the Pi and start booming!
The installation of this add-on is pretty straightforward and not different in comparison to installing any other add-on.
Search for the “Spotify Connect” add-on in the add-on store and install it.
Select your audio output device and hit Save on that as well.
Start the “Spotify Connect” add-on.
Check the logs of the “Spotify Connect” to see if everything went well.
Ready to go!
You can always try to get support from the community here at the Home Assistant community forums, join the conversation!
Questions? You have several options to get them answered:
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Hi thanks for this great add-on, I will try it on my orange pi.
By the way, why the name of the add-on is not “Spotify Player” ?
Because the name looks likes an add-on to manage spotify connect but it’s more a player.
At this point I’m not sure of that is a bug or something else.
If you change the volume on your Spotify client, it should affect the volume of the add-on as well.
Something you could try / check. Use the community ssh add-on, ensure it has the same audio device mapped in its settings. Run apk update && apk add alsa-utils, try to check if the system volume is at 100%
Nevermind, found a bug! Thank you! Will update soon.
Another wonderful Addon! what a streak!
I just wanted to ask if it would be possible, as someone asked before, to stream the sound to another device, like Sonos or Google cast or google home (obviously not supported right now…)