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Airfoil Reviews

This software is from the Rogue Amoeba company, built to run on Mac and Windows platforms. It’s an audio-based software that allows the computers sound to play over a network device. Read more about Airfoil.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Airfoil and what they use it for.
  • Anyone figured out a way to use a computer as a Sonos speaker?
    Have an explore of this software. Might be what you are looking for. Airfoil. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • Airfoil solves HomePods as System Speaker Cut Out issue
    Fast forward to this morning when I saw mention of an older audio app called Airfoil in a different context, and I remembered I used this app to cast to other devices ages ago. I see that they support HomePods specifically now and decided to download and give it a try (bonus: my license from 2016 is still valid) It's been rock solid for over 2 hours now. This does not fix lag, but I can now use my HomePods as... - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Is there *any* speaker group casting system out there that just works?
    Late the party here, but using Airfoil on my main mac is the answer to this question that finally cracked this hellish task for me. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Request: On my samsung phone I can dedicate a single app's sound to a bluetooth speaker and play everything else on device speakers, comes in handy , is there any way to do so on the mac?
    Depending on what exactly you want to achieve either Rogue Amoeba’s SoundSource or Airfoil. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Need Help With Whole - House Setup
    Is the office computer near the audio setup? If you want to go budget and use equipment you already have, you should check out Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil software. You could use your computer as a transmitter to AirPlay devices. The iMac would have to go in the chain between the CD player/turntable pre-amp and the receiver. Basically, you can route the audio input of your computer to any/all devices on your network... - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Looking for an app to automatically switch audio source
    Not sure if this does exactly what you want it to but there is an app called AirFoil. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • [Writeup] Multi room audio with Openhab and Airfoil
    Finally got my multiroom audio working properly via OpenHAB this weekend... Fancied doing a bit of a writeup to basically say - was it worth it? It's functionally as good as a Sonos system (tho I haven't compared bitrates etc) for the price of a cheap $30 lifetime licence for airfoil, and infinitely extendable with standard kit rather than specific sonof hardware. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • What happened to airplay on Mac from another iDevice?
    Paid solution, Airfoil from Rogue Amoeba. I've been using it on a 2012 Mac Mini for years before it was added into macOS (and I still use it now to be an Airplay AUDIO only receiver). - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Can the HomePod mini delay be fixed for the Mac in the future?
    I haven’t used it in years, but I think airfoil also worked - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Discord screen share audio not working after downloading MacOS 13
    Then I went to the Rogue Amoeba website (who develop the audio driver) and since they have updated their apps for Ventura, I downloaded the free version of Airfoil ( - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Open AirPlay 2 Receiver
    This is amazing! For many years, I've been a happy customer (no other affiliation) of Rogue Amoeba, whose (closed-source, commercial) Airfoil software does all this & more (MacOS and iOS only). I've had a multi room audio setup with Airport Expresses and dumb powered M-Audio bookshelf speakers for the past 10 years going strong! I love this project, but for folks who use MacOS... - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Wireless setup for multiple Woojer vests with multiple audio outputs on a Mac (with sync/lag adjustments)
    On a Mac, you can use the app Airfoil ($35, the same or cheaper than bluetooth splitters and such). - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Play music on HomePod and phone simultaneously
    It’s pretty convoluted but if you have a Mac you may be able to use Airfoil. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • How do I stop TikTok from using AirPlay when playing music from Spotify?
    Have you looked on the App Store to see if there are any apps that offer some type of superseding control over media playback? I'm not aware of any just because I've never needed one or looked, but there very well could be. For comparison, on Macs there's a program called AirFoil That lets you control AirPlay more centrally, and from any app at all rather than just the ones... - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Stream audio from Mac to Iphone
    Check out Airfoil and the Airfoil Satellite companion app: - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Spotify connect to Airplay 2
    If you have a Mac, you can use Airfoil. The software allows you to sync across different platforms and protocols. I use it and I can stand behind it. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • New MBP 14 (M1 max 32gb) : terrible audio synch issues over airplay.
    I haven't used AirFoil but RogueAmoeba (fantastic indie Mac dev shop) makes a utility specifically to right the wrongs of AirPlay. Https:// - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Airplay 2 with Alexa
    Airfoil macOS app can do this. Paid app, not Homebridge related. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How do airplay and airplay 2 work together?
    However, there is an app for Mac called AirFoil ( which does allow you to select both Airplay 1 and 2 devices at the same time. However, the latest HomePod firmware 15 has broken the ability to play to Stereo Pairs: their website ways they are working on it. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Homepod mini with Macbook?
    No. Like other external speakers, it's all HomePod or all Internal Speakers (except warning chimes). You can do it using AirFoil tho' which works well. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • AirPlay to Mac on 2017 and earlier Macbook Pros
    None so far... Someone suggested Airfoil in another thread, but I didn't even try it because there's a 2s delay in the audio, so it's not what I'm looking for. I'm afraid this is a feature I'll be missing on, until I upgrade my mac, which is a shame :(. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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