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SoundWire Alternatives for Mac

SoundWire is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is AudioRelay, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to SoundWire and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to SoundWire are Airfoil, SpeakerShare, Ses and Snapcast.

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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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    AudioRelay

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

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

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    AudioRelay vs SoundWire opinions
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    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.

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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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    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

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    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.

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    Ses

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    MacOS tray app to control Sonos speakers ecosystem.

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    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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