AudioSwitcher
AudioSwitcher
2.99.2

4.3

AudioSwitcher free download for Mac

AudioSwitcher

2.99.2
08 October 2018

Switch audio sources from the menu bar (beta).

Overview

AudioSwitcher is a menu bar application that gives quick and easy control over AirPlay and other audio devices.

  • In addition you can change the volume of any device without having to change your current input / output.
  • You can output to multiple devices at the same time.
  • You can quickly change the sample rate from the main screen
  • Using the preferences screen you can choose to ignore certain devices, set a default start-up input or output device as well as its 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.

Note: Volume control is only supported if the hardware device provides a volume control; HDMI, notably, does not.

What's new in AudioSwitcher

Version 2.99.2:
  • Fix hot keys for MultiOuput devices
  • Various minor fixes

Requirements for AudioSwitcher

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

32 AudioSwitcher Reviews

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Neo979
17 September 2012

Most helpful

This feature is built in. Just option-click the volume menu.
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Version 1.0
Jimw
13 February 2018
The description of the product indicates that it supports AirPlay devices. In High Sierra it does not. No Airplay devices are displayed even if you indicate you want to use them as a group.. In order to see one from a AirPort Express, you must first choose it in the Sound Preferences and then open up Audio Switcher to see it. However if you try to use it with any other device in multimode it disappears. Additionally only one Airplay device can be shown at a time. So if you are using an Airport to connect remote speakers to an App (other than iTunes) and want to hear it on your computer as well, this App will NOT allow you to do it. In reality this is a menu bar App that functions the same as Apple Midi Setup but with a nicer, easier to understand interface. I suggest saving your time and money and just launch Apple Midi Setup from Spotlight instead. I just wasted time and a buck for a tool that proves to be absolutely useless for me.
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Version 2.24.943
ylluminate
12 December 2016
When you rewrite, please include the ability to rename sources (create aliases) and also remove certain inputs from the initial list by having a dropdown at the top for ALL or Favorites.
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Version 2.24.943
Caschreier
12 February 2016
Unable to install on OS 10.11.3. Any ideas?
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Version 2.24.941
Big Map Idea
26 January 2016
Difficult to uninstall, can't get the app out of my Sound Preferences even after trashing the app along with related preference files. There must be one I've missed...
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Version 2.24.941
1 answer(s)
ds-6
ds-6
17 July 2016
How did you remove it in the end? Thanks
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Moxiesozo
16 August 2015
Safari warns, upon initiating an attempted download from the developer, that the certificate for www.serialangels.co.uk has expired. Might wanna fix that.
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Version 2.24.936
1 answer(s)
paul-21
paul-21
17 August 2015
Fixed now - thanks
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Shallowp
08 August 2015
Sadly does a bad job when you use Airplay. In fact, it doesn't work with Airplay.
But I can imagine this would be very useful when you only use this for the default audio drivers.
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Version 2.24.932
1 answer(s)
paul-21
paul-21
12 August 2015
@shallowp, HI - what kind of problem are you having with AirPlay - can you drop me a line at feedback@serialangels.co.uk so we can figure out what's going on?

Thanks,
P
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Panocha
08 August 2015
Or, if you want, you can option-click the sound (speaker/volume) icon in your menu-bar for free.
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Version 2.24.932
2 answer(s)
paul-21
paul-21
12 August 2015
@panocha, You're right about option-clicking the speaker icon but AudioSwitcher does a -little- bit more than just switch devices and volumes particularly if you're using multiple devices. Download it and give it a go.
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Penguirl
Penguirl
17 November 2016
I've been using OS X (and Mac OS) since 2001 and I never knew this. Thank you!
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Derekcurrie
15 March 2015
There are two different audio switching applications with nearly identical names. They both do very similar things. *Confusion* Then toss in the fact that each of the developers goes by both personal and company names. *Confusion* Here is what's going on: 1) AudioSwitcher by 'serialangels' is the same as 'AudioSwitcher' by Paul O'Niell. It costs £0.79 in the UK, $0.99 in the USA at the Mac App Store. It is the more elaborate of these two same-name menubar applications. A free beta version is available by direct download from the website. 2) Audio Switcher by 'Spike Software' is the same as 'Audio Switcher' by Lorenzo Thurman. It costs $4.99 in the USA at the Mac App Store. It is the more simplified of these two same-name menubar applications. Version 1.x was free. Both live happily together on the menubar with slightly different functionality.
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Version 2.24.83
Wts
20 September 2014
No demo version??? Please???Or limited number of try me versions???
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Version 2.22.2
4 answer(s)
sjk
sjk
22 September 2014
Have you tried downloading and using the beta version as a demo?
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Wsheluk
Wsheluk
22 September 2014
sjk:

it was not clear at the web site that a beta version could work as a demo.

My experience is that "beta" versions will work only when a paid version has been authorized.

Thanks for the heads up my friend.
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sjk
sjk
03 October 2014
Glad that worked for you, Wsheluk.

Free beta versions of paid software can expire or have known bugs and limitations that makes permanent unpaid usage impossible or undesirable.
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paul-21
paul-21
22 November 2014
@wts
sjk and whelk have it right - the beta versions are feature complete and will work for a period of 21 days which should allow you to evaluate it's suitability. I'll make it clearer on the website that they are, effectively, demos.
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Kp4bjd
19 August 2014
Prompt and thorough response to bug reports, sensitive to user comments, and a most useful App. Well done.. and keep going.
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Version 2.3.4
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