I have a machine with Ubuntu installed and simple speakers connected to this machine via cable. I want to be able to cast music on this machine via my iPhone. Is it possible? What software should I use?

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    – Rinzwind
    May 30, 2017 at 12:58
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    @Rinzwind As i understood the question in the link is about airplay-powered speakers and the problem is about to cast from ubuntu to speakers. I have different problem: i have simple speakers which connected to ubuntu mahine with cable and i want cast from iphone to this ubuntu machine.
    – mirt
    May 30, 2017 at 13:38
  • Simply pairing your Ubuntu machine and iPhone over Bluetooth does the trick.
    – Fazil
    Jun 17, 2017 at 20:17

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Another alternative would be Shairplay:



you can use this open source software


./shairport -a 'My Shairport Name'
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    Shairport is no longer maintained since July 2014. Do you know other opensource alternatives ?
    – SebMa
    Feb 27, 2019 at 22:42
  • shairport-sync is the currently maintained fork of shairport
    – pfych
    Dec 29, 2019 at 12:35

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