USERS ON iOS 7 AND UP SHOULD SWITCH TO AIRFOIL SATELLITE NOW!
The free “Airfoil Satellite” provides all the functionality of Airfoil Speakers Touch and much more, including remote control of Airfoil and supported sources.
Airfoil Speakers Touch has been deprecated, and is intended only for devices running iOS 6, iOS 5, or iOS 4.
* The ability to receive audio from iTunes and iOS is now fully removed. Those who added this functionality back in 2012 via the “Enhanced Audio Receiving” in-app purchase may wish to avoid this update.
* Several minor bug fixes and improvements are also included, as well as support for 4" screens.
Ratings and Reviews
Very nice app, with a few flaws
I found this app extremely helpful when hooking up my iPod to the surround sound system. The reason for doing so is that I have over 160 games/apps on my iPod touch, so there is not much room to store music. So this app allows me to play the music directly from my iTunes library onto the iPod itself, without taking up any precious disk space. HOWEVER: I had purchased this with the intention of using it to play system audio through the speakers using Soundflower (I.e. GarageBand) this did not work because there is a 4.5 second lag between the MacBook and the iPod . This of course is to be expected, but if you are looking for a solution to do so, I have yet to find one. But overall as a general music/audio transfer program, I would give it five stars. Figure out a way to completely get rid of the delay, and I'll give it 100!!! (although I think it's pretty much impossible do get rid of the delay...)
Regarding the reviews that say you need to spend $25
Airfoil Speakers Touch is free.
However, the product that it hooks up to, Airfoil, does cost $25. It is too bad that some people did not understand how the two products work together.
Airfoil Speakers Touch is similar to a free plug-in for Photoshop. The plug-in may be free, but the core program (Photoshop) still costs money.
If you understand the difference, you will not be unsatisfied with the two products together.
I have been using Airfoil on my computer for quite a while. I listen to all sorts of web streams using Airfoil to send them to all my airport express units. (Hey, how come nobody complains that you have to pay for the express units, or the computer, or the web connection?)
The only thing that was missing was the ability to send the audio to my iPhone. Very necessary when washing the dishes or trying to drown out the noise from the renovations across the hall.
This product works EXACTLY as advertised. I was afraid that the audio on the iPhone might not sync with the audio on the express speakers, but everything is perfect. When I take out the ear buds, I'm listening to the right moment in the music.
Don't think of it as a complete stand alone application. Think of this as a terrific new feature for Airfoil.
Great Accessory for Airfoil
First, for you malcontents who think you've been baited, Airfoil has been around since 2005, long before the iPhone, and they've just added this app to allow the base Airfoil application to transmit to the phone or ipod. Airfoil is a good app, well worth the price. Airfoil Speakers Touch simply adds more capability to the base application. Know the history before you criticize.
Last November, I asked Rogue Amoeba if they were considering an app to allow transmission to the iPhone. They replied more or less to "keep watching" implying that this little gem was on it's way. It works as seamlessly as Airfoil, and Airfoil Speakers for your computer. With this, and RemoteTap, I can pretty much control any media on any of my computers from my iPhone, regardless of the application, and not limited to iTunes.
Furthermore, the folks at Rogue Amoeba have always been responsive and helpful with support. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars is I'd like this app to work in the background, but I think that's out of RA's hands.
Airfoil on your computer is well worth the price, and this app just increases it's flexibility. I'm glad it's here.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.