Alternative to Airport Express for music streaming?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rexone, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. rexone macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007
    Lake Weyba on the sub-tropical Sunshine Coast :)
    I use my Airport Express for streaming music to a set a speakers plugged into it, I connect to the APEx by ethernet. I only use it for music.
    Problem is that the device is so flaky.
    Recently I thought I'd fixed problems by switching off IPv6 Connection Sharing but still I can go for days with no hassles then literally 10 times in a day (or more) the speakers will drop-out & have to be flicked back on in iTunes.
    The weird thing is that the light on the APEx will still be showing green & Airport Utility does not register any problems when iTunes loses the speakers.
    So anyhews... I'm sick of it & need a stable alternative for music streaming from iTunes.
    Anyone have any suggestions (that don't involve buying a $1000 set of AirPlay compatible speakers...)
  2. justyncuk macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2009
    Raspberry Pi Zero (£4) + USB ethernet adapter (£8) + Musicbox distro works really well. The only thing more stable is an ethernet connected Pi version B with Shairport for £25

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