We have AirPlay speakers on our network, that can only be controlled using iTunes for Windows. As I'm booted into Ubuntu, I'd like to be able to control the music being played. Is there any way to do this other than getting a VirtualBox to boot Windows?


First, install "PulseAudio Preferences" and the PulseAudio RAOP module if you don't already have them:

sudo apt-get install paprefs pulseaudio-module-raop

Now open up paprefs via the launcher (or System > Preferences > PulseAudio Preferences). Now if you enable Make discoverable Apple AirTunes sound devices available locally, you can select AirPlay speakers like any other sound output device!

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    I have tried this solution but it doesn't worked out on Ubuntu 12.04 (my AirTunes speaker is a Freebox 6, maybe that's why it didn't work as they use Shareplay and not AirPlay). Anyway, just to complete, you need "sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-raop" to have the box clickable. – Damien Jun 25 '12 at 14:08
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    Just got this working with AppleTV and box with airplay/airfoil speakers. This answer should be accepted @stevenmc – Jonas G. Drange Aug 20 '12 at 17:16
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    I know this is old, but it came up for me in Google trying to solve this issue. I had to install the raop module as above, and then restart pulseaudio for this to work, with the commands pulseaudio -k and pulseaudio --start. – Dave Child Jan 16 '14 at 10:13
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    And for the dummies like me, don't forget install PulseAudio Preferences, of course. – Agmenor Mar 22 '14 at 20:09
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    And if you're wondering what's the package name for Pulseaudio Preferences it is paprefs – s3v3n Jun 28 '14 at 16:22

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