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Airfoil Reviews5.9.1

04 June 2020

Send audio from any app to AirPort Express/Apple TV and more.

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bessa-007
01 December 2019
Version: 5.8.8

Most helpful

Did not work. Also, it kept muting the sound of my browser. Fits very well, to throw in the trash can.
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bessa-007
01 December 2019
Version: 5.8.8
Did not work. Also, it kept muting the sound of my browser. Fits very well, to throw in the trash can.
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celineroze
01 December 2019
Version: 5.8.8
I have a problem using DVD reader with MAC: there is a strong delay between sound and image that is higher than the possible setting up. Thanks to tell me how to do Best Celine
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5
LeMerlot
22 June 2019
Version: 5.8.5
Airfoil is the central audio management solution of my complex media center system based on a Mac Mini and many iDevices. And since it's NOT subscription based I highly recommend Airfoil for similar setups.
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5
andystenn212
06 June 2018
Version: 5.7.4
Excellent
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5
Balanchine
12 February 2018
Version: 5.6.4
Very good app. I use this every day to stream to multiple Airplay speakers around my house. Apple only provide this functionality in iTunes, and even then they don't implement it as well as Airfoil does. I occasionally notice a slight loss of sync between speakers. Not sure if this is an Airfoil or Airplay problem, though.
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zajoho
02 May 2017
Version: 5.5.2
Is Airfoil for Mac able to stream to the USB port AND airplay the same time?
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5
Lvdoc
09 February 2017
Version: 5.5.2
My situation is a bit different but probably worth mentioning. I have hearing aids. They're able to bluetooth directly to my iPhone, which is nice, but I wanted to connect them directly to my MB Pro. But there's no application interface by the hearing aid manufacturer that will let me do this. Instead, they want to sell me a $500 device that will run from the laptop headphone port to their device, and then the aids bluetooth to that device. As I was doing a ton of research on how to avoid that $500 expense, I ran across a mention of AirFoil. I already had a license for AudioHijack, so I trusted this manufacturer. (There are some other apps or software that claim to do some of what AirFoil does, but they were nowhere near as user friendly.) Indeed, AirFoil lets me link from my laptop directly to my iPhone, and from there, it bluetooth connects directly to my hearing aids. And for $470 less than I would have had to pay otherwise. Developer: I shall be certain to mention your program to my audiologist. Trust me, they get a lot of business these days.
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Mcclough
31 October 2016
Version: 5.5.0
Version 5.5 fixes the device setter. Thank you so much !
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smithjc1978
24 February 2016
Version: 5.0.0
I have been using Airfoil since the first time it was ever released. I love it and this new update is even better because I have many bluetooth speakers that I use, but my mac is my main entertainment hub, hooked to my tv for a monitor. This is the first time blue tooth connectivity has been offered with airfoil and as much as i like it, it is quite choppy on and off. I am sure it will get fixed but for now it is hard to deal with using. I know it has to be the app, because when i connect natively the speaker works flawlessly and radium connects to multiple speakers better too. When the bluetooth connectivity is better it will be a five star app
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5
rick85739
15 October 2015
Version: 4.9.1
If Rogue Amoeba makes it, you can be assured of a quality product and great tech support, if needed. (No affiliation, of course. Just a happy customer.) Airfoil just works perfectly.
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J. A. G.
06 August 2015
Version: 4.8.14
:) its a great app and i highly recommend it to anyone who uses airplay, in some way, for their audio/music playback. its a rock solid piece of software which quickly becomes one of "The Essentials" for any audio lover.
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5
Macs007
24 December 2014
Version: 4.8.12
By far the best app of its kind. Never fails with my Sirius radio. Great value and fantastic support. The developers reply within a day and solves problems very quickly. $25 gets you a premium app and premium customer support. Don't look any further when you need to stream stuff.
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Mcclough
25 September 2014
Version: 4.8.9
By far the best Airport app. Easy to setup and use.
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5
piquadratpi2
25 July 2014
Version: 4.8.7
I use this program / driver since its first version and always found it very helpful. Apart from its main use with Apple TV and other AirPort Express units in my room I need this application to hear the sounds of my DAB Radio which is connected to an USB aufio input device since the new iMac I own only has audio output ports! And Airfoil was a lifesaver for this. The Digital radio input sounds better than ever and is always a companion when I work at the iMac. And I can stream the music easily to my HiFi Receiver using Apple TV. I use now OS 10.9.4 but never have had any problems with older systems. Many thanks to the developer team!
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Noivad
18 May 2014
Version: 4.8.5
It is apps like this that have made me a fan of Rogue Amoeba. I purchased it probably close to a decade ago, and it has allowed me more flexibility than I would get off Apple’s stock system. Streaming to many devices and from any software is a feature only half implemented by Apple to this day. DL it for free to check it out, and if you find it useful, get it. There are a few caveats, all minor, and none related to crashes. It is as stable is it can be — the only crashes I have experienced were due to other software (Instant On) which it relies to dynamically patch audio from on years ago.
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ylluminate
24 February 2014
Version: 4.8.3
Hmm, just tested with Adium and it seems to have problems working reliably with it for some reason. It seems if I change the audio output via `audioswitcher` (v.2.17 (40)) from Line Out to something else and then back to Line Out, it will work. Oh well, would be nice if it worked, but not too thrilled after testing it out as I had hoped it to be more reliable.
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3.5
Alex8602
31 October 2013
Version: 4.8.1
Airfoil is excellent for streaming any audio to any Airport device (for Airport Express and Apple TV, I know for sure). However, if you intend to watch a video, the functionality of the build-in Airfoil Video Player is disappointing. The issue with the Airfoil Video Player is extreme CPU usage. As soon as you start watching any video the CPU usage is going to spike. After a couple of minutes your Mac's fans are running at max trying to prevent another Chernobyl meltdown. The build-in Web Video function's playback manage to use all my Mac's resources, yet the playback is not smooth and the player often crashes. The Web Video function also has a strange bug; scrolling on a webpage causes the speakers (you are streaming to) to make static crackles. My best tip is to use VLC instead of the Airfoil Video Player – in the menubar when VLC is open select Window –> select Track Synchronization and set Soundtrack-synchronization to -2 sec for correct synchronized playback Bonus tip: Airfoil is not compatible with 10.9 Mavericks yet, but most functions works if you disable the new App Nap function for Airfoil by right clicking on the Airfoil application -> select Get Info -> check 'Prevent App Nap'
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Ochre
24 September 2013
Version: 4.8.0
The video synching is this app's Achilles heel. Noticeably jerky video playback with DVDs on my Mac mini using the Airfoil Video Player, with a hint of picture degradation compared to VLC and DVD. After contacting support they concluded that my Mac mini's GPU was to blame. Using VLC with audio re-synched manually works perfectly, so I'm disinclined to agree. In addition, there's no playlist option for the Video Player, which is a pain if you're watching a serial. There also doesn’t appear to be a way to sync the audio when playing videos back with iTunes. Perhaps a contextual menu to open in the Airfoil Video Player is a solution they should try? I believe this is a possibility. All-in-all, using this to hear the audio from videos is a pain. Rogue Amoeba have clearly tried hard to simplify this aspect, but the end result falls short. But you should be aware of the shortcomings in this area before buying.
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aka
29 December 2012
Version: 4.7.5
I tried several solutions to stream music from my mac to my audio system: via the build in streaming solution of my TV, WD TV Live and an Bluetooth Adapter. But there have always been some problems with not working firmware/software, bad connections, bad nearly unusable app GUIs (I look at you PlugPlayer), complicated usability of hardware/software. All of the above solutions just sucked. Now I use Airfoil, and have my old iPhone 3G (I don't use it anymore) connected to the audio system. This is a killer solution. Just install Airfoil on your mac and your iPhone and you are ready to stream. No need for Airplay or Airfoil enabled hardware systems. You just connect your iPhone to what ever hardware you like. Airfoil lets you stream to multiple targets. Plus, you can stream audio from one single app (rdio in my case), but still play the audio from all other apps and the system sounds on your mac. I give Airfoil five stars, because it is the most practicable solution I can think of, it didn't fail a single time in several months, it looks great (even sends the album art from the rdio desktop app to the iPhone) and because I'm so very happy with it!
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5
Sheagirl
11 December 2012
Version: 4.7.4
This software does exactly what it says it will do. I choose to stream music directly from my MacPro to my iPhone which is connected to a speaker system in my garage. I works perfectly by passing iCloud which require broadband data usage. I know I could use an Airport Express but this is cheaper and does the trick. Set up is almost automatic.
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5
Gitte79
03 October 2012
Version: 4.7.4
Works as advertised with no extra bells. But we now have the free Airplay. Making this obsolete? Still 5 stars though
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Qurious
29 September 2012
Version: 4.7.3
Reliable and ease of use. Was using it since version 2.something.
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Macmuffin
02 September 2012
Version: 4.7.2
Overall it works well with a minor lagging, but on occasion I get a message to update Flash to 10.2.0 or higher otherwise the player wont play. Well I have Flash Player version 11.4.402.265, can't go much higher can I. This is very annoying and I hope there will be a resolution to this bug soon rather the later.
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4.5
cradbobb
29 July 2012
Version: 4.7.1
This is brilliant software! It is working very well with both 10.7.4 and 10.5.8 (with a legacy version) on a G4 MBP This 25.00 app makes my... "fancy" Yamaha "AirPlay" receiver very reliable with Spotify. Many thanks to the people that created this program.
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livonthedge
11 July 2012
Version: 4.7.1
Outstanding, reliable, well written, and easy to use application. I started with the Windows version a few years back and am now using the Mac version. The team offered a very reasonable cross platform discount and with such an incredibly useful tool I was more than willing to support them. Keep up the good work!
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5
Hendricx
24 March 2012
Version: 4.7.0
Works very well with my Sirius radio. Simple to use and clean interface.
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Basementjack
02 January 2012
Version: 4.6.2
Airfoil is great! I purchased Airfoil to stream Spotify to my stereo and it has worked flawlessly - the developer was great about keeping it updated - and it's now 100% lion compatible. As other reviewers noted, it's very solid - It's never crashed and always seems to "just work" Well worth it!
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dartguy
18 November 2011
Version: 4.6.2
I have spent the last 18 months...and 3 major parties...fighting with Apple's AirPlay. The flakiness and unreliability drove me crazy and put a damper on our parties. Music was constantly cutting in and out, and I was running around restarting the Mac and all the Airports in attempts to fix it. Sure enough, one day before this year's Halloween party, iTunes couldn't connect to *any* of my remote speakers (3 Airport Expresses and an Apple TV). During my online search for potential fixes, I came across Airfoil. I installed it and within two minutes everything was working like a dream. For the very first time, there was not a single hiccup in the music for our party! Airfoil is a rock-solid solution. It would be nice if Apple's own technology worked, but the price of AirFoil is well worth eliminating my stress and headaches.
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Libertyforall1776
22 October 2011
Version: 4.6.2
How about AirPlay video support and AirPlay Mirroring? Now THEN this app would be really useful... ;)
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Priosantos-Jan
23 August 2011
Version: 4.5.5
Sinds upgrading, many of my apps crashes. After some searching it seems Airfoil is doing this. Shame
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Yangzone
19 August 2011
Version: 4.5.6
Do not update to 4.5.6 - Instant On has a bug. It affects various applications.
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paulsrandall
19 August 2011
Version: 4.5.6
They need to fix this thing. The Instant On extra make every application made in Real Basic crash, every single one of them. I uninstalled Instant On and everything is back to normal.
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Daniel-Alex-Finkelstein
18 August 2011
Version: 4.5.6
Version 4.0.0 appears to break SpamSieve 2.8.6 and DragThing 5.9.6. Awaiting response.
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Higherterrain
18 August 2011
Version: 4.5.6
Still in beta, as you can see they keep trying to fix things that should have been fixed before they released it.
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Higherterrain
06 August 2011
Version: 4.5.5
Not worth it while their still in beta even though they don't slap a beta sign on it. I'm not wasting 25 bucks with all the bug fixes they keep bring out.
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moog5
06 June 2011
Version: 4.0.2
Embedded flash video still does not playback full screen on my iMac 27", 10.6.7. Graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 4850. A shame, otherwise it works fine.
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Libertyforall1776
28 April 2011
Version: 4.0.2
The Airfoil Video Player is useless without AirPlay support to iOS Apple TV...
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Pwenzel
22 March 2011
Version: 4.0.2
Airfoil and it's companion Airfoil Speakers operate beautifully in three rooms of my house. It's easy to set up, and works as advertised. Rogue Amoeba creates software that "just works" and their prices are fair. My only desire in Airfoil would be an option hide the audio level monitor when it runs in the foreground. I can hear the audio in my speakers, so I don't need to waste visual space and CPU cycles on level meters.
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Michael-Sebrecht
27 February 2011
Version: 4.0.2
This will be obsolete when OS X 10.7 hits the street. The new Airdrop feature will do this by default.
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Macsimon-se
12 February 2011
Version: 4.0.1
When can we get an complete streaming solution with both audio & video to stream any video or music to AppleTV?
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Tbrizitsky
17 December 2010
Version: 4.0.0
Some features of 4.0 look very interesting, but new UI is step backward. At the same time AirFoil remains the best solution for sending music to AppleTV.
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Libertyforall1776
07 November 2010
Version: 3.5.4
As soon as developers start adding AirPlay support to their Mac apps, AirFoil is irrelevant, except for older OS Macs... http://www.apple.com/itunes/airplay/
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Diogo-Cocharro
25 September 2010
Version: 3.5.3
You should check also speakershare. http://code.google.com/p/speakershare/
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Rynokins
16 December 2009
Version: 3.5.0
Airfoil is so superior to iTunes' transmission to the Airport Express, it never hiccups the playback when switching on or off the transmission of audio through the computer's speakers. And now I can send audio to my iPhone which means I can play soothing music from my computer while bathing my baby girl, then take that music while I walk to the back of the house to her nursery to diaper and dress her for bed. This app has only gotten better with time. Rock on Rogue Amoeba!
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Curtpo
05 December 2009
Version: 3.4.3
Syncing with multiple speakers locations works as expected in this version 3.4.3 like no other
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Wallydog321
03 November 2009
Version: 3.4.1
My ibook hd crashed a week ago, I'm now reinstalling software. I need a version of Airfoil that runs on Tiger. All the links on the page listed below (http://www.macmusic.org/software/version.php/lang/en/id/15290?) download the newest version of Airfoil. Please make a Tiger version of Airfoil available.
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Mmmac-Man
12 September 2009
Version: 3.3.3
This page says v. 3.3.3 requires OS X 10.4 but it requires 10.5 and there's no link here or on the RA site to a downgrade.
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Lukerohde
31 August 2009
Version: 3.3.2
I've always loved my Airfoil software but needed to use it with VLC to play video because of VLCs video delay feature. However the audio and video never quite synced and vlc is a little awkward to use. I just discovered that Airfoil has a very nice video player, much nicer than VLC and the sync is perfect. I can't believe it took me a year to notice this feature! I thought I better post in case others had overlooked it too.
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Johnkovo
30 June 2009
Version: 3.3.1
Airfoil works! I needed something that would bypass iTunes and stream Pandora to Airport Express. A quick search found this page and these reviews (thanks to THE_BARON whose situation was nearly identical to my own). 5 minutes after downloading Airfoil I was listening to Pandora through my living room stereo and could not be happier. This app is amazingly simple to set up and use... absolutely no learning curve... just click the speaker icon and listen. If only all programs were this easy. Airfoil is a brilliant solution for anyone who is looking to stream web radio to Airport Express.... period.
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Robertcoogan
27 June 2009
Version: 3.3.1
I lied this too - I used it a while ago and came back recently. Great little app, great job by the developers.
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