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Remote Streaming with Pi and MPD

I wanted to be able to stream Spotify on my outdoor system without resorting to Bluetooth and streaming from my phone. I still had my original Raspberry Pi Model B around so I started looking for a way to run Spotify on the command line. That gave way to the Mopidy project. Getting it running on the Pi is fairly well documented. I noticed a step or two missing so below I placed my exact steps to get up and running on my Pi.

This was my procedure on Raspbian 7.

  1. Update your Pi firmware (This is crucial).
sudo rpi-update
  1. Update Raspbian
sudo apt-get update
  1. Add the Mopidy repository and install
wget -q -O - https://apt.mopidy.com/mopidy.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
sudo cat <<EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mopidy.list
# Mopidy APT archive
deb http://apt.mopidy.com/ stable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://apt.mopidy.com/ stable main contrib non-free
sudo apt-get update
# This will install the Spotify plugin
sudo apt-get install mopidy mopidy-spotify
  1. I had HDMI connected so I had to set audio output to Analog. There are other approaches here but this just works.
sudo amixer cset numid=3 1
  1. Last, here is my config for Mopidy
config_file = /etc/mopidy/logging.conf
debug_file = /var/log/mopidy/mopidy-debug.log

enabled = true
data_dir = /var/lib/mopidy/local
media_dir = /var/lib/mopidy/media
playlists_dir = /var/lib/mopidy/playlists

username = "My Spotify Username"
password = "My Spotify Password"

mixer = software
output = autoaudiosink

enabled = true
hostname = "IP Address"
port = 6600
password = music

Now install your favorite client. I’m using MPDroid and really really happy with it.

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