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
Added an option to remove previously seen but no longer attached devices on restart
Fixed a bug where devices with both input and output endpoints with the same name would cause problems with hotkey shortcuts
Ratings and Reviews
I find that when multiple outputs are playing at the same time, there is a static on the outputs. Example, when playing through Mac speakers & Airplay Apple Tv, there is static. As soon as i disable the app, the static disappears. As is, this is no good, but if you can provide a fix i am happy to try it again. Thanks.
Does what it claims, stable and allows for keyboard shortcuts. Recommended.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.