A low level AirPlay server
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An extendable and thin AirPlay server.

This module is a thin AirPlay server that you can use to easily implement your own AirPlay functionality. By it self it doesn't do anything else than expose it self on the network as an AirPlay server. All requests to the server is sent to listeners that you attach to the airplay server by listening for the "request" event.

You can see a very simple implementation example under examples/server.js.

I'm currently working on a more full fleshed and usable AirPlay server implementation in the AirServer project, but it's currently a work in progress.

Please note that some AirPlay clients expects a RAOP server (AirTunes) to be running on the network with the same name as the AirPlay server. In case you need a RAOP server, please consider the raop-server project.

Build status js-standard-style


npm install airplay-server --save

Example usage

var airplay = require('airplay-server')('My AirPlay Server')

airplay.on('request', function (req, res) {
  // do your stuff

airplay.listen(5000) // start server on port 5000



Get the constructor by requireing the airplay-server node module and call it. It takes the optional arguments name, options and onRequest. Either of them can be left out, so calling with only options or only name and onRequest is ok:

require('airplay-server')(name, options, onRequest)

Constructor arguments:

  • name - name of the AirPlay server (default: 'Node.js')
  • options - options object (default: {})
  • onRequest - callback function called upon each request (default: No listener is added. Remember to manually listen on the request event)


  • features - A features bit-mask (default: all features)
  • txt - object used to replace stock TXT record


The constructor returns a basic Node.js HTTP server, so remember to call .listen() and optionally add a request event listener if one hasn't been provided as an argument to the constructor.