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Free AirPlay Alternatives

The best free alternative to AirPlay is SoundWire. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to AirPlay and 14 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to AirPlay are WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker, Stream What You Hear, Gnomecast and Airfoil.

AirPlay alternatives are mainly Music Streaming Services but may also be Media Servers or Video Streaming Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AirPlay.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • iPhone
  • iPad

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  1. SoundWire icon

    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:

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    WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

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

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    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...

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    About 5 seconds delay but works great. Even works if the streaming PC is muted.

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    Gnomecast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    This is a native Linux GUI for casting local files to Chromecast devices. It supports:

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    Airfoil

    • 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 in sync! Airfoil for Mac gives you your audio - everywhere.

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    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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    ClickShare

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Barco’s ClickShare product is a game changing way to collaborate, making meetings more productive, spontaneous and efficient. You can share content from your laptop by simply connecting a USB device and clicking a button.

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    Ses

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    MacOS tray app to control Sonos speakers ecosystem.

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    TuneBlade

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    Flipps

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Watch the latest news, live sports events, YouTube and music videos on TV. Requires only phone/tablet and an optional connected TV. Supports Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Apple TV, XBox, Chromecast... and of course your mobile screen.

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