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SoundWire Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to SoundWire for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to SoundWire and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SoundWire are AudioRelay, SpeakerShare and Snapcast.

This page was last updated Apr 9, 2022
SoundWire
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  • 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...

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  1. WiFi Audio Wireless Speaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

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

    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.

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  2. AudioRelay

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

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

    AudioRelay vs SoundWire opinions
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    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.

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  3. 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.

  4. Snapcast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Snapcast is a multiroom client-server audio player, where all clients are time synchronized with the server to play perfectly synced audio. It's not a standalone player, but an extension that turns your existing audio player into a Sonos-like multiroom solution.

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