I couldn’t find the answer to my question, so maybe it is not yet possible and therefor I thought I post it here.
In case of no network/internet connectivity of any kind, I would like Volumio to keep its hotspot running and use my devices to connect to this hotspot so I can control Volumio this way either through the webUI or any dedicated app.
Volumio can this way be used as the music renderer for locally stored music using:
- I2S, using a HAT board
- or maybe even connected to a Bluetooth speakers using a Bluetooth connection
Such a setup can be very useful for:
- In car (which I am looking for)
- On a campsite
- Any remote location without connectivity
One sort of obvious direction that does not work, is connecting Volumio to a hotspot from a mobile device like a phone because than the device providing the hotspot functionality can not be used anymore to control Volumio at the same time. You would need at least two devices next to Volumio in such a scenario.
What do you think? Useful feature or is it already possible but I just did not know/find it