Advanced Settings

This tutorial is going to take you to further updateing your shairport sync.


Shairport-Sync Update

To enable Shairport-Sync with some more advanced features, we need to install Shairport-Sync after version 2.4.0. If you know how to build package, you can visit Shairport-Sync]( for the newest version, else, there is an already made package from a contributor on github (version 2.6.0).

You can check your Shairport-Sync version by running the following command:

$ shairport-sync -V

probonopd (github) package:

$ wget
$ opkg install shairport-sync-openssl_2.6-1_ar71xx.ipk
$ reboot
$ shairport-sync 
start up

If you would like to get some more detailed information, you can enable verbose mode by typing -v, -vv, or -vvv upon how detailed information you need.

verbose mode

Configuration File

For Shairport-Sync 2.6, the configuration file is quite different from version 2.1.15. If you would like to custom it, you can find the configuration file by typing the following command:

$ vi /etc/shairport-sync.conf

configuration file

Now, you can custom your Airplay by changing the conent:

Onion Audio Player

Setting Password

(!! Caution: After testing, it seems Android devices are not capable for password and the following features, only IOS devices could perfectly run it. )

You can easily find there is a password option in the configuration file, if you would like to protect your device, just uncomment it and set it to whatever you like!


Enable Shairport-Sync with metadata

I am going to show you some of the advanced features of Shairport-Sync, but the first thing you need to do is to enable the metadata. To enable metadata, you just simply need to change the following:


Now, it is time to display something advanced.