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Short Description
shairport-sync audio (AirPlay) receiver
Full Description

shairport-sync is an Apple AirPlay receiver. It can receive audio directly from iOS devices, iTunes, etc. Multiple instances of shairport-sync will stay in sync with each other and other AirPlay devices when used with a compatible multi-room player, such as iTunes or forked-daapd.


docker run -d \
    --net host \
    --device /dev/snd \
    -e AIRPLAY_NAME=Docker \


  • --net host must be run in host mode
  • --device /dev/snd share host alsa system with container. Does not require --privileged as -v /dev/snd:/dev/snd would
  • -e AIRPLAY_NAME=Docker set the AirPlay device name. Defaults to Docker
  • extra arguments will be passed to shairplay-sync (try -- help)

More examples

Send output to a named pipe:

mkfifo /some/pipe
docker run -d \
    --net host \
    -v /some/pipe:/output \
    kevineye/shairport-sync \
        -o pipe \
        -- /output
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Comments (1)
8 months ago

Hi Kevin!

Thanks for this image. I'm trying to run it on my Synology NAS but when I try to run it with the following command:
docker run --rm -ti --name shairport --net host --device /dev/snd -e AIRPLAY_NAME=Chet a7aa676cbc09

I get this error:
docker: Error response from daemon: linux runtime spec devices: error gathering device information while adding custom device "/dev/snd": lstat /dev/snd: no such file or directory.

Do you have any idea how I can fix this?