So my younger brother came to stay recently and asked me to give him a hand to do something with his Raspberry Pi. Always eager to help out with all things Raspberry Pi related, I had a look into what he wanted to do.
He told me he wanted to set up Volumio. I have to admit I had never heard of Volumio, but by the time we were finished setting it up, I was sold! It is very cool! What’s more it was so easy to set up! Almost too easy to warrant a blog post…
However – where is the fun in that?
So what is Volumio? Well Volumio calls itself a Linux Audiophile Music Player. Basically it turns your Raspberry Pi, or many other devices, into a Music Player. You can simply add a USB stick with your music on it, and Volumio will play it. The great thing is you control the music remotely, so don’t need anything other than a speaker/headphones connected to your Raspberry Pi.
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