Shairport-Sync for AirPlay

Shairport Sync is an AirPlay audio player – it plays audio streamed from iTunes, iOS, Apple TV and macOS devices and AirPlay sources such as Quicktime Player and ForkedDaapd, among others. Audio played by a Shairport Sync-powered device stays synchronised with the source and hence with similar devices playing the same source. In this way, synchronised multi-room audio is possible for players that support it, such as iTunes.


sudo apt install shairport-sync

This will install shairport-sync and start the systemd service shairport-sync.service.


The configuration file is /etc/shairport-sync.conf.

After you change the configuration, you should restart shairport-sync by running sudo systemctl restart shairport-sync

Using AirPlay on iOS

  1. play any music and open iOS control center

  2. Choose the AirPlay device