Airfoil Alternatives

    Airfoil is described as 'Send any audio to the AirPort Express. Send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! Airfoil for Mac gives you your audio - everywhere' and is a popular app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Airfoil for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Stream What You Hear, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Airfoil are WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker (Free), SoundWire (Freemium), TuneBlade (Freemium) and AirParrot (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 31, 2020

    1. Stream What You Hear (SWYH) is a Windows application to broadcast the sound of your computer (ie: “what you hear”) on an UPnP/DLNA device such as TVs, amps, network receivers, game consoles, etc...
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      Some users think Stream What You Hear is a great alternative to Airfoil, some don't.
      Won't stream to airplay devices
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Utility for turning your Android smartphone or tablet into a wireless speaker.
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    2. SoundWire lets you send any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices.
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    3. TuneBlade - Stream audio to Airport Express, Apple TV, AirPlay compatible speakers and HiFi Receivers. Free version limitation: streaming stops every 10 minutes.
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      Some users think TuneBlade is a great alternative to Airfoil, some don't.
    4. AirPlay mirror your Mac or PC's screen to your Apple TV, wirelessly. Features 1080p Mirroring. Watch videos, view images and mirror your desktop in full 1080p resolution with AppleTV 3! App Mirroring.


    5. Use your phone as a wireless speaker. Easily listen to music, movies or games wirelessly from your device.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      MacOS tray app to control Sonos speakers ecosystem.
    6. Acoustic Bridge gives you the power to redirect audio from one PC to the speakers of another PC. This enables you to send the sound from a PC with your music collection to any other PC on your network.
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    7. AirAudio streams all audio from any app to every receiver Supports Apple AirPlay, DLNA, SONOS, Google Cast, Qualcomm® AllPlay™, Denon HEOS, Amazon Fire TV, Roku & Samsung Multiroom.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      This is a Java application to use the speaker connected to other computer on the network. It transfers audio in uncompressed PCM format and uses 172 kilobyte per second bandwidth.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0, released in January 2014, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

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