I was able to cook up a fun audio setup controlled and automated with Home Assistant! It features
- Multiple room synchronised audio speakers (fixed/analog, portable Bluetooth devices and via app on phone or tablet)
- Playback of internet radio, Spotify streaming and local audio files.
- Sound notifications for Doorbell, garden gate and other sensors and home alarm events.
In my setup, a docker container running on the Home Assistant machine takes care of retrieving audio from Spotify, internet radio streams and local storage.
Physical devices like raspberry pi's or an Android phone/tablet use a snapcast client to use drive speakers.Continue reading ...