PLEASE NOTE: THIS APP IS INTENDED ONLY FOR DEVICES RUNNING iOS 6, iOS 5, OR iOS 4.
Devices running iOS 7 or higher should install the newer “Airfoil Satellite” instead!
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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Airfoil Speakers Touch: Another fine Rogue Amoeba product
USERS ON iOS 7 AND UP SHOULD SWITCH TO AIRFOIL SATELLITE NOW!
The free “Airfoil Satellite” provides all the functionality of Airfoil Speakers Touch and much more, including remote control of Airfoil and supported sources.
Airfoil Speakers Touch has been deprecated, and is intended only for devices running iOS 6, iOS 5, or iOS 4.
* The ability to receive audio from iTunes and iOS is now fully removed. Those who added this functionality back in 2012 via the “Enhanced Audio Receiving” in-app purchase may wish to avoid this update.
* Several minor bug fixes and improvements are also included, as well as support for 4" screens.
Ratings and Reviews
Regarding the reviews that say you need to spend $25
Airfoil Speakers Touch is free.
However, the product that it hooks up to, Airfoil, does cost $25. It is too bad that some people did not understand how the two products work together.
Airfoil Speakers Touch is similar to a free plug-in for Photoshop. The plug-in may be free, but the core program (Photoshop) still costs money.
If you understand the difference, you will not be unsatisfied with the two products together.
I have been using Airfoil on my computer for quite a while. I listen to all sorts of web streams using Airfoil to send them to all my airport express units. (Hey, how come nobody complains that you have to pay for the express units, or the computer, or the web connection?)
The only thing that was missing was the ability to send the audio to my iPhone. Very necessary when washing the dishes or trying to drown out the noise from the renovations across the hall.
This product works EXACTLY as advertised. I was afraid that the audio on the iPhone might not sync with the audio on the express speakers, but everything is perfect. When I take out the ear buds, I'm listening to the right moment in the music.
Don't think of it as a complete stand alone application. Think of this as a terrific new feature for Airfoil.
Great Accessory for Airfoil
First, for you malcontents who think you've been baited, Airfoil has been around since 2005, long before the iPhone, and they've just added this app to allow the base Airfoil application to transmit to the phone or ipod. Airfoil is a good app, well worth the price. Airfoil Speakers Touch simply adds more capability to the base application. Know the history before you criticize.
Last November, I asked Rogue Amoeba if they were considering an app to allow transmission to the iPhone. They replied more or less to "keep watching" implying that this little gem was on it's way. It works as seamlessly as Airfoil, and Airfoil Speakers for your computer. With this, and RemoteTap, I can pretty much control any media on any of my computers from my iPhone, regardless of the application, and not limited to iTunes.
Furthermore, the folks at Rogue Amoeba have always been responsive and helpful with support. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars is I'd like this app to work in the background, but I think that's out of RA's hands.
Airfoil on your computer is well worth the price, and this app just increases it's flexibility. I'm glad it's here.
Great party tool! How cool to be able to extend my home audio system by connecting an amp (or powered speakers) to my phone (a Touch, an old unused iPhone) and, voilà, music on my porch or back yard or deck, all synced with the music playing in the house. Sure I could invest in an AirPlay compatible speaker system, or buy another Airport Express, but this is way handy. I'm using an unused first gen iPhone as the link to my basement sound system.
My biggest complaint is an echo of other reviews—something happening in the Airfoil chain from desktop to Airfoil Speakers is resulting in bizarre pitch-bending. It really sounds like the motors in a tape deck going bad, or like someone changed the pitch control on a turntable. The pitch will climb or fall, especially at the beginning of a playlist or song. A very odd result of some sort of digital negotiation between desktop and remotes? Thankfully it does NOT happen 95% of the time. But it gets pretty weird every now and then.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.