Been working from home has some advantages like having a radio playing in the background. Unfortunately, I no longer have a classic FM radio, so in the beginning I used my phone or tablet to listen to the online radio, but I didn’t really find it practical. So, during one of the lockdown weekends I decided to do a small project creating a RPi internet radio receiver, thinking it would be quick and easy. Turns out I was a little of on the easy and quick part and it took much more time then I would like to admit to get it working. Apparently running a Music Daemon completely headless using a Bluetooth speaker on a RPi Zero is a little more challenging than one might think.

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