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Free Airfoil Alternatives

The best free alternative to Airfoil is Stream What You Hear, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Airfoil and 12 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Airfoil are TuneBlade, WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker, SoundWire and AudioRelay.

Airfoil alternatives are mainly Screen Mirroring Apps but may also be Music Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Airfoil.
This page was last updated May 12, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac

Send any audio to the AirPort Express. Send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all...

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  1. Stream What You Hear

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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...

    Stream What You Hear vs Airfoil opinions
    Some users think Stream What You Hear is a great alternative to Airfoil, some don't.

    Won't stream to airplay devices

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  2. TuneBlade

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    TuneBlade - Stream audio to Airport Express, Apple TV, AirPlay compatible speakers and HiFi Receivers.

    Some users think TuneBlade is a great alternative to Airfoil, some don't.


  3. WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Utility for turning your Android smartphone or tablet into a wireless speaker.

  4. SoundWire

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi

    SoundWire lets you send any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices. Use it as:

  5. AudioRelay

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Listen to your PC audio, use your phone as a mic or stream audio from your phone.



  6. Mkchromecast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Chromecast

    This is a program to cast audio and video from your macOS, or Linux desktop to your Google Cast devices or Sonos speakers. It is written in Python, and it streams via node.js, ffmpeg, or avconv.

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  7. Ses

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    MacOS tray app to control Sonos speakers ecosystem.

  8. Chromecast Audio Stream

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Capture your system audio and stream everything directly to your Chromecast.

  9. SpeakerShare

    • 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.

  10. MKMirror

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    MKMirror allows you to mirror your Desktop, built-in Camera, video and audio devices to Smart TVs and mobile devices. MKMirror uses HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol, an adaptive bitrate streaming communications developed by Apple Inc.

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