Daphile is an audiophile’s dream. Unlike the Runeplayer or Volumio, Daphile is not supported on ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi or the ARM devices. If you have an old PC lying around, this may be one way to put it to good use. Unlike the Runeplayer and Volumio, Daphile is not built on the MPD player. It is based on a Logitech Squeezebox platform. As is customary for internet streaming players, Daphile is accessible through a web interface.
When Home Assistant starts up, in recognizes Daphile and provides simple widget interface for it.
However, in typical fashion, My Home assistant has an iFrame for Daphile for more control.
In addition, A dash button on my refrigerator has been hacked to play or pause my daphile player.(See my earlier post on dash buttons.)
There are several great features in Daphile. When you sign up for music services such as iHeartRadio or Pandora, they appear on Daphile. Daphile has built-in CD ripping capability, support for shared network drives , DSD playback and lastly exceptional sound quality surpassing any Raspberry pi media players.
One disadvantage is that Daphile does not support wifi for now and will need a ethernet connection.