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: 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.
Things to be aware of:
- If you have headphones physically plugged in then your internal speakers are disabled - AudioSwitcher get around this hardware limitation.
- Apple no longer allow 3rd party apps to see or view AirPlay devices
- This is a menubar app - once it’s launched you need to click on the menubar icon
-- Fixed a bug where startup devices would be restored even when the preference had subsequently been disabled
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Works - Can't see why the bad reviews
Does just what you expect - it allows the audio source to be switched/muted/the volume controlled - a lot cheaper option than Rogue Amoeba Soundsource to solve my issue - I can't complain at 99p. It seems to have an awful lot of extra fuctionality to explore as well. Glad I ignored the old 1 star reviews
Great little app
Preferences panel is not that obvious to work out, but other than that works a treat.
Works very well for my needs
Not sure why there are reviews saying it doesn’t work, as it does, and very well. Perhaps they didn’t read the advice above about hardware limitations and what won’t work. But foe me, I use it most days for switching betwen 3 different devices (Headphones socket, Bluetooth headphone and Koomplete Audio 6). HAndy to be able to set the startup device as well. Great app!.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.