By Paul O'Neill
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Quick and complete control over all your audio devices used in homes and studios around the world. "Ranked in 20 App Stores around the world!" - AppFigures.com
* El Capitan has broken AirPlay discover read http://goo.gl/g6oHvI
* Please, save yourself a potential headache (and a dollar) and read the FAQs before you buy: http://goo.gl/m3pu7L
1. You can't change HDMI volume - that's a hardware limitation with HDMI itself, HDMI doesn't carry volume information
2. You can't plug in headphones and switch to internal speakers - that's a hardware limitation with your Mac
3. You can't output to wireless and non wireless and always have them in sync - that's partly software, partly hardware and partly physics.
4. If you've got multiple AirPlay devices Apple have removed the functionality to play them all at once or individually since OS X 10.9
Read this far? So here's what AudioSwitcher can do:
If you've got a problem or a suggestion please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to help. I get back to 70% of people within TWO hours and 95% people within 24. I've no way of contacting you via the App Store if you just leave a review - many if not all of AudioSwitcher's features are direct responses to individual requests.
"There’s no easier or faster way to send the Mac’s audio output to Apple TV and AirPlay..." - Mac360 Review
AudioSwitcher is a menu bar that allows you to switch quickly between all available input and output devices. In addition you can change the volume of any device without having to change your current input / output.
You can quickly change the sample rate or output to multiple devices at the same time.
Using the preferences screen you can choose to ignore certain devices, set a default start-up input or output device as well as it’s volume.
AudioSwitcher supports any device available to the system: AirPlay, USB, HDMI, Thunderbolt, Bluetooth etc.
AudioSwitcher is ideal if you have multiple sound devices attached to your Mac and want to be able to switch between them without having to use System Preferences.
It’s great for a home theatre set-up allowing selection of default devices (and their volumes) on start-up as well as allowing you to quickly route output to AirPlay devices in one click.
What's New in Version 2.24.942
Added button to Preferences screen that will completely reset AudioSwitchers preferences.
Delivers *exactly* what’s promised...
Take a minute and read the App description above. If you are in need of this functionality, this is the App for you!
If you’re not willing to life with the shortcomings—which are honestly explained above—then don’t waste our time by complaining and giving it a bad review.
AudioSwitcher is simple, it does exactly what is promised, and it solved a real problem for me. It’s stable, and it’s inexpensive. What’s not to love? I’m happy.
Interfered with AirPlay
After switching from an old Macbook (2006) to a MBP I was looking for an alterative to AudioSource, since they didn’t upgrade their app to work on new computers. I found Audio Switcher and thought that it came pretty close. For about three weeks now I am trying to get the AirPlay mirroring working from my MBP to the Apple TV. Just right now I realized that Audio Switcher was the problem. In the meanwhile I also found out that I can do the same thing this app does simply when I option click on the Audio icaon in the menubar.
This does exactly what it says it does, which is exactly what I want.