SoundWire Alternatives

    SoundWire is described as 'lets you send any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SoundWire for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker, which is free. Other great apps like SoundWire are Airfoil (Freemium), Stream What You Hear (Free, Open Source), AudioRelay (Freemium) and AirPlay (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Utility for turning your Android smartphone or tablet into a wireless speaker.
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      WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker vs SoundWire opinions
      Most users think WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker is a great alternative to SoundWire.
      Small,Simple, free, no annoying sound like "free soundwire version", low network uses(Use Compression by default, compression is not free in soundwire) , no difference in sound quality.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    1. 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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      Airfoil vs SoundWire opinions
      Some users think Airfoil is a great alternative to SoundWire, some don't.
      it is good it's available on all the platforms but there is a 2 second delay in audio transmission
      Positive comment 11 months ago


    2. 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...
    3. Use your phone as a wireless speaker. Easily listen to music, movies or games wirelessly from your device.
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      AudioRelay vs SoundWire opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Tabbyz Lower sound latency compared to soundwire. AudioRelay has a more intuitive and nicer looking UI (in my opinion) and allows you to control the phone volume from your pc.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

    4. AirPlay lets you stream music throughout your entire house — wirelessly. AirPlay wireless technology will be fully integrated into speaker docks, AV receivers, and stereo systems from companies such as Bowers & Wilkins and Denon.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      MacOS tray app to control Sonos speakers ecosystem.
    5. 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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    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.


      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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