There’s no shortage of options for playing music under Linux. Whether it’s local media players,
cloud-based music services or streaming
music, Linux users are spoiled for choice.
But the number of choices diminishes
rapidly when you add features like
multiroom playback, or add multiplatform
support for Windows, Macintosh and
smartphones like Android and iPhone.
Platforms like Apple’s iTunes support
multiple devices via Air Play, but Linux
machines can’t support Air Play without
major effort and hacked-up solutions.
Logitech’s Squeezebox not only comprises
a reasonably priced hardware platform, it
also supports several operating systems
for both playback and server-side usage.
The newer Squeezebox devices (such as
the Squeezebox Radio and Squeezebox
Figure 1. Unboxing the Squeezebox Touch