Airfoil Speakers Touch
By Rogue Amoeba Software
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Airfoil Speakers Touch turns your iOS device into an audio receiver. Send any audio from your Mac or PC to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, using Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers Touch.
You'll be able to send audio from any audio app, like iTunes, Rdio, or Spotify, as well as web-based sources like Pandora and more. Hear your audio anywhere around the house!
Just connect your device to your local Wifi network, then open up Airfoil on your Mac or Windows machine, and start transmitting to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
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What's New in Version 3.1.1
* This update contains minor bug fixes and improvements.
First: you need to purchase airfoil for Mac ($25)
Run airfoil on your Mac. Select iTunes as the source. Broadcast your music library anywhere in perfect synchronization!
I had some problems with the pitch bending that others have mentioned. I emailed customer service on a Sunday, and they replied within hours! They helped me determine that my network traffic was to blame. I have 21 devices connected to my wifi, so I updated my router (almost 8 years old) to a new airport extreme and everything works 10x faster!
So here is what I can do: play music from iTunes from my main computer and use airfoil and this app to broadcast to: an old iPhone connected to a boom box, two airport express units connected to two different stereo systems, two apple tv's connected to surround sound systems in different rooms, my new iPhone 4s to an outdoor speaker system (when I am outside), my iPad in my bedroom and an older iMac in a loft. THAT'S 8 ROOMS OF MUSIC PLUS OUTSIDE!
Each location can be turned on or off (the sound anyway, not the stereo system) from airfoil and the volume of each location can be independently adjusted. 5 stars for this app, 5 stars for airfoil ($25), and 5 stars for customer service!
This is a great solution to filling your home with music, and the more devies and audio systems you have the better it is. Fully 5 stars when the software system improves over time to avoid occasional stutters and the lag decreases, stuff I hope improves over time, at least.
I have wanted a solution to this problem ever since I moved into a place with more than 1 room. I can now host parties properly...
Of note, my main cpomputer (that feeds my main audio system) is a windows PC and I use MediaMonkey. There is an awesome remote for media monkey called monkeymote. With my stuff all up and running I can use an iphone or an ipad to browse the music library and control playback and volume for audio feed, which means I can turn the volume up and down for the whole house, from my ipad, at will... from anywhere in my wifi zone.
$25 is a lot for an app, but this is so great it is actually worth it.
Fine for music, not general audio
I was hoping to use this app to basically set up wireless headphones for my Mac. I would plug the headphones into my iPhone, run this app and its companion OS X software, and it should work in theory. In practice, there is a 2-3 second lag, so if you want to listen to music, that's fine, but if you want to do anything else (watch video, Skype, etc.) it's unusable. Maybe there's a technical limitation that makes it so laggy, but I don't know what that might be, since wifi is so much faster than Bluetooth, and there's minimal lag with Bluetooth...
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jun 20, 2012
- Version: 3.1.1
- Size: 9.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rogue Amoeba Software, LLC
- © Rogue Amoeba Software, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.