I have many music lists and local files which is playing in my Fedora, Ubuntu, ArchLinux, Solaris, FreeBSD.

How can I send the playback audio to my Android so that I can hear using my headphone from my smartphone? Where my laptop is actually playing the audio because in Android I can not play the music how Iwanted.

How can it be done?

Follow up:

A) Ubuntu Desktop where my music are playing I do:

$ sudo apt-get install openssh-server
[sudo] password for sun: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
openssh-server is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 27 not upgraded.

$ vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config
+ AllowUsers ssh-client
$ sudo useradd ssh-client
$ sudo passwd ssh-client
Enter new UNIX password: 1234
Retype new UNIX password: 1234
passwd: password updated successfully
$ su - ssh-client
Password: 1234
No directory, logging in with HOME=/
$ sudo echo helloworld
[sudo] password for ssh-client: 1234
ssh-client is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported.
  • If you just want to stream music to your phone instead of using your phone as audio out, there are services like Google Music.
    – Lie Ryan
    Nov 22, 2012 at 9:50
  • @LieRyan: But - "The Google Play music player is currently available in select territories. "
    – YumYumYum
    Nov 22, 2012 at 9:51
  • There's a file in /etc/sudoers, that lists who can sudo which commands as which user. That file must be edited using the command visudo; however you do NOT want ssh-client to be able to sudo for security reasons. The warning message is expected.
    – Lie Ryan
    Nov 22, 2012 at 9:58

1 Answer 1


Couple of different ways:

  • Since you're specifically talking about Linux, you can download Remote Audio from Google Play. It's free, and connects to your Linux computer using SSH, then listens to your soundcard via its dev/dsp mount.

  • Download a "Remote Desktop" app. There are several, most are paid apps, and they each target a particular remote admin protocol and/or desktop OS. Most of them will forward audio as well as video, turning your Android device into a full remote control for your desktop.

  • i have tried remote audio. but it does not work because in Ubuntu 12.10 you dont have /dev/dsp or /dev/audio . So it failed to play, any other way?
    – YumYumYum
    Nov 22, 2012 at 9:54

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