Hate your boring alarm clock? Here’s how to wake up to your favourite Spotify playlist using your Raspberry Pi or Ubuntu Linux PC/HTPC.
To get started, you will need either a Raspberry Pi or Ubuntu Linux computer and some speakers that can connect via standard jack cable, USB, or wirelessly. Preferably, you will already be running a lightweight Ubuntu based distribution on your Pi, such as Ubuntu Mate, since this comes with the required Pulse Audio sound system pre-installed. Otherwise, in the case of Raspbian Jessie, you will need to install the Pulse Audio software by opening a terminal and issuing the following commands…
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