Starter project enabling you to add multi-room audio streaming via Bluetooth, Airplay or Spotify Connect to any old speakers or Hi-Fi using just a Raspberry Pi.


  • Bluetooth, Airplay, Spotify Connect and UPnP: Stream audio from your favourite music services or directly from your smartphone/computer using bluetooth or UPnP.
  • Multi-room synchronous playing: Play perfectly synchronized audio on multiple devices all over your place.
  • Extended DAC support: Upgrade your audio quality with one of our supported DACs

Setup and configuration

Running this project is as simple as deploying it to a balenaCloud application. You can do it in just one click by using the button below:

deploy button


Head over to our docs for detailed installation and usage instructions, customization options and more!



There are many commercial solutions out there that provide functionality similar to balenaSound. Most of them though come with a premium price tag and are riddled with privacy concerns.

balenaSound is an open source project that allows you to build your own DIY audio streaming platform without compromises. Why spend big money on hardware that might be deemed obsolete by the vendor as they see fit? With balenaSound you are in control, bring your old speakers back to life!

This project is in active development so if you have any feature requests or issues please submit them here on GitHub. PRs are welcome, too.

Getting Help

If you're having any problem, please raise an issue on GitHub and we will be happy to help.


Do you want to help make balenaSound better? Take a look at our Contributing Guide. Hope to see you around!


balenaSound is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the license.

Balena Sound

Build a single or multi-room streamer for an existing audio device using a Raspberry Pi! Supports Bluetooth, Airplay and Spotify Connect

Balena Sound Info

⭐ Stars 870
🔗 Homepage sound.balenalabs.io
🔗 Source Code github.com
🕒 Last Update 8 months ago
🕒 Created 2 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 52
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 17
😎 Author balenalabs