As some of you might know, Xiaomi makes a lot of different products and not smartphones. For example, the company also makes its own robot vacuum cleaner that we suppose could be seen as a much cheaper version of other robot vacuum cleaners in the market. In fact, it might even have a slight added advantage because it can be modified if you are willing to put in the effort.
That’s what a guy by the name of Eddie Zhang did, when he managed to get Spotify up and running on his Xiaomi vacuum cleaner. Now, obviously judging by the video demonstration above, it’s not exactly what one would call audiophile quality, but it does seem like a fun thing to do where it could at least let you know when the vacuum cleaner is making its rounds.
How Zhang did it was by using a modified open-source Spotify client called Raspotify. He then installed it on Raspbian, a Debian-based OS for Raspberry Pi, which he then managed to get music up and running through the vacuum cleaner. The process to get it up and running isn’t exactly a walk in the park, but if you are interested, Zhang has published a guide on his website where you can check it out and try for yourself if you’re so inclined.