Airfoil Satellite turns your device into an audio receiver. Send any audio from your Mac with Airfoil and Airfoil Satellite!
Send audio from any app, like Music or Spotify, as well as web-based sources like Pandora and more. Hear your audio anywhere around the house!
Just connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to your local Wifi network and launch Airfoil Satellite, then open up Airfoil on your Mac and start transmitting to the device!
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Airfoil Satellite: Another fine Rogue Amoeba product
* Volume adjustments once again happen instantly. Long live live volume control!
* Remote control buttons have been enlarged, for enhanced usability.
* Groups no longer incorrectly show a volume slider control.
* Minor display bugs have been corrected, including issues with volume slider knobs, as well as a problem in light mode.
* Assorted updates have been made due to the retirement of Airfoil for Windows.
Ratings and Reviews
Perfect for a house full of older iOS devices
I had purchased the full program several years ago but never got it fully implemented. I have rediscovered how awesome it really is. I have kitchen iPad/Alexa, bedroom iPod, main living room, patio, garage all being served by Airfoil. Pretty excited for this.
FYI, the Alexa is connected via Bluetooth to my Mac Mini, which is serving as the master receiver/server, works great!
My only complaint would be about the amount of delay between pressing play/stop/next on the source device and hearing it throughout the Airfoil network. It may be due to the very old Mac Mini(2008) serving everything. The delay may cause someone to hit the button again thinking they didn’t press it correctly.
This app has a lot of great features, such as streaming to multiple audio devices at the samence time, such as a phone to a computer or computer to phone, or connecting several speakers to several devices. This app might be ok if you need to stream the audio of your desktop to multiple iOS devices, but it has some glitches that should be fixed. The biggest one would be the audio delay from the desktop computer to the iOS device, even on a good wi-fi connection. This needs a lot of improvement because remote desktop apps such as team viewer, or chrome remote desktop, even microsoft's remote desktop client, give good audio quality that does not have a 2 second delay.
2. As the connection may become faulty at times, the pitch of the audio fluctuates slightly and a loud clicking noise can be heard.
3. After a few minutes of use, a loud white noise is present in the audio if left open long enough. If you want a reliable speaker other than playing music, I would look elsewhere, this app is not for you. However, this app does have potential, it needs a lot of work to be acceptable enough for use.
Accomplished a tall order
In 10 years of use they managed to keep software updated and working perfectly. Apple doesn’t offer streaming to multiple devices because it’s allot to ask of your hardware. If you are having trouble it’s likely a network throughput or policy issue. I stream from my phone to a Mac that in turn streams to 6 sets of speakers seamlessly and with perfect timing using Tidal’s Master quality content. I have also suggested and helped 7 friends create similar experiences over the years and they all continue to love it. Lovely remote control through their app (and Indigo’s home automation). Sonos is a joke.
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- Rogue Amoeba Software, Inc.
- 3.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Rogue Amoeba Software, Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.