If you use a USB async DAC, a Raspberry or similar device will sonically outperform PCs or Macs by a landslide, because of the different audio processing. The downside of using such a device with spotify is the clunky web interface, which can only connect to the Spotify Service via Core/Web API. Regardless, the sound quality is so much better, that i can never go back to the desktop clients.
If you´d open up the awesome spotify connect feature, you could offer an amazing experience for people who prefer open hardware solutions. Apart from politics/deals with manufacturers i can´t see any reason why this wouldn´t be possible.
Thanks for considering
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I've bought a Raspberry Pi, and I plan to make a portable Linux-based Spotify-computer (I'll use Debian, since Ubuntu does not support RPi).
Spotify woun't run on RPi, probably because it's made for x86-platform.
And despotify is not an option, need the complete Spotify client. 😉
For this project I have the RPi, Lenovo LT1421 USB-monitor (great monitor BTW), battery and PSU and of course FiiO E7 DAC for high sound quality. The only thing that's left is the software, and Spotify is not compatible with ARM/RPi.
A phone or tablet don't have good enough sound quality or functionality, so please, make Spotify RPi compatible! 🙂 I also want to have Spotify in my car, but I have to wait until it's supported.
It is also important to support Linux I think, which is a great OS, but is in the shadow of Windows and iOS. To all of you that haven't tried Linux, try it. It rund much faster and better than Windows and uses much less resources.
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