Raspberry Pi music server?

Since some time I’m a happy Spotify user. Therefore, couple of days ago,  I started to wonder how to configure my Raspberry as a home music server based on my Spotify account.

First, I wanted to install Spotify client application on Raspbian and access it via remote desktop (or similar protocol) from my PC. Unfortunately, there was no client for ARM architecture available.

Then I started to look for some alternative clients. I found a great project called Pi MusicBox. It allows you to access your music for example from Spotify, Google Music or Last.FM accounts. You could also use local SD Card or network drive to store music files or listen to the internet radio station. To control the server you can use any computer or mobile device connected to your home network through simple web interface.You get this all without writing or compiling any line of code.

Check out the Pi MusicBox page for instructions about installation and configuration of the music server.

Wireless Pi (out of the box)

In the last post I described how to connect the TL-WN725N v2.0 network adapter to the Raspberry Pi. This time I have some very good news. I’ve recently bought the Wireless N 150 USB Adapter from D-Link. It is recognized by the kernel just after plug in without any additional drivers. You need only to configure the WiFi connection.

Why another Raspberry Pi blog?

I know, there are lots of blogs, websites, forums concerning Raspberry Pi, embedded Linux development etc. I don’t want to compete with them (surely I’m even not able). This blog was created to motivate me to learn something about embedded world. I worked couple of years with microcontrollers (mostly Cortex family), however I’m quite new in embedded Linux excluding some basics. I’m going to describe some examples and everything I will learn using my first platform – Raspberry Pi. Hopefully it will also help someone else by discovering the secrets of this fascinating world.

So, let’s get started!