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Airfoil for Mac

$25
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 54 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    39,845
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 21, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try; $25.00 to buy

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Editors' Review

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Airfoil for Mac is an innovative audio management application that quickly streams audio from your Mac to AirPort devices including TVs and computers. Aside from some synchronization issues, Airfoil offers an entirely unique experience.

Pros

Great interface: This program hosts an attractive and uncomplicated interface that makes it easy to find audio and Airport devices. The Airfoil Video Player is well-built and offers you an excellent drag-and-drop feature as well as the ability to search online for videos from within the program.

Audio management tools: You are sure to love the equalizer and other audio control tools contained within Airfoil. These come with many options including presets like Acoustic or Jazz, and we were impressed that audio volume for individual devices could also be managed with this program.

Supports many sources: The best feature offered by Airfoil for Mac is its ability to connect multiple audio sources with your Airport Express. This is revolutionary because it allows you to not only share audio with Mac products, but also with other devices, like Windows computer, that have the Airfoil speaker software installed.

Cons

Playback issues: We experienced audio delay on a few rare occasions, and although these were small errors, the time it takes to properly synchronize audio and video will heavily detract from your enjoyment of Airfoil.

Bottom Line

The features offered by Airfoil for Mac are matchless, and once you get through any performance issues, you will be very satisfied with this program. Anyone who listens to music throughout the house or occasionally hosts guests will find Airfoil for Mac useful.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Airfoil for Mac 4.8.8.

 
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1 stars

"constant droputs"

February 25, 2016

2016-02-25 08:58:24

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.9.2

Pros

a good idea that doesnt work

Cons

cannot stream from computer to airport express without constant droputs

Summary

pure crap. dont buy

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5 stars

"Same Audio on all my computers and devices! Save me $$$"

January 03, 2016  |  By neighbor_nancy

2016-01-03 13:37:25  |  By neighbor_nancy

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.9.2

Pros

I can play the same music throughout my home and the garage. I can play on my iMac in my office, my Apple TV 2nd gen (hooked up to my main Denon stereo surround system, circa 2006, in the living room), my iPhone connected to my old but still quite usable Bose dock (via my lightning to 30-pin adapter) in the kitchen, my husband's iPhone (connected to a bluetooth speaker) in the garage, with two more possibilities via the AirExpress extenders in another office and guest suite. Invest a fortune in Sonos or other wireless device in every room? No need! This enabled me to use my legacy sound system(s). Eventually I will upgrade to higher grade wireless (not bluetooth) speakers, but still use my Airfoil!

Cons

Video not possible, at least not that I know of.

Summary

For just a little $ I am able to make use of some very expensive equipment I already had in place and have music play throughout my entire home - 6 devices.

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1 stars

"Useless and pointless"

December 18, 2015

2015-12-18 15:50:14

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.9.2

Pros

i don't have anything positive to say

Cons

I downloaded it to play music through both laptop and phone simultaneously. I can play music through my laptop to my phone, and vice versa, but not at the same time. There are no controls to be able to manipulate it, so no idea how to change this.

Summary

It seems to be an entirely redundant piece of software - why would I want to tell my phone via my laptop to play music when I could just play it through my phone?

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5 stars

"Just buy it!"

July 06, 2015  |  By howchewdoin

2015-07-06 11:34:26  |  By howchewdoin

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.8.14

Pros

Very easy to use

Cons

Wish I knew about it years ago

Summary

I needed something to stream internet radio to my AV system and this fit the ticket beautifully!

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2 stars

"Mediocre It Is - Dropouts Galore"

March 26, 2013  |  By pennewise

2013-03-26 05:05:04  |  By pennewise

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.7.5

Pros

For about a week this software and its IOS app worked like a charm. I was able to stream audio from browsers or streaming programs like Spotify to the living room audio and to iphone or ipad. It was great!! I have since discovered there are other programs that do the same (StreamToMe, e.g.) but Airfoil worked well. This changed.

I should also mention that the email tech support help was quite good, and I probably should give them one more shot. If nothing else, they inspired me to tweak my house wifi which works better than ever. I wish I could say the same for Airfoil.

Cons

Dropouts.....even when the wifi system is fully functional. Signal is disrupted for a half second repeatedly.

Summary

The program, in its present state, is a 25 dollar empty space on my hard drive. I would look to other alternatives, some of which have video as well as audio streaming which is the new big deal.

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5 stars

"LOVE this app!"

December 10, 2011  |  By RenoDavid

2011-12-10 17:15:49  |  By RenoDavid

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.6.2

Pros

Works flawlessly.

Cons

Can't think of anything at the moment. I'm in love.

Summary

I've actually had Airfoil for years, and it has always been great to have, but I can't believe how good it is now. I'm playing a Spotify playlist (from The Walkmen) and it's streaming perfectly to my Apple TV, an iPhone, and an iPod touch. All in sync! And what's really cool is I can control the playback of the Spotify app on my MacBook with either of the iDevices. How cool is that? Plus, the album artwork is streaming to everything! Sorry, I'll try to calm down but this is just awesome. Thanks to Rogue Amoeba for the great product.

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5 stars

"Spectacular!"

October 02, 2011  |  By ijhodgson

2011-10-02 02:59:54  |  By ijhodgson

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.5.7

Pros

* Easy to set up
* Works with connected devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
* Even works through a BT HomeHub, which in the UK has proven in the past to be a real PAIN when setting up wi-fi devices :)

Cons

* After waking computer from sleep, Airfoil can start dropping every 5 seconds or so - this is solved by restarting Airfoil

Summary

This is cool software, and well worth shelling out the 20 quid. Easy to set up, and with an Airport Express really does send music throughout the house. Nice to be able to listen to music with other devices (iPhone etc.) and remotely control iTunes from whatever device you're using.

VERY easy to set up too. Buy it. Now.

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4 stars

"liberation from the liimits of itunes!"

December 24, 2010  |  By zug--2008

2010-12-24 15:13:31  |  By zug--2008

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.0

Pros

I can show avi dvd, virtually all video files in sync and with sound system on my imac, what a feast.

Cons

just a bit balky, but 4 is a big improvement over 3

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5 stars

"Nice! Does exactly as advertised at a bargain price!"

November 25, 2010  |  By takemiya

2010-11-25 12:21:26  |  By takemiya

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.5.4

Pros

Sound quality is excellent
Easy to use

Cons

So far, nothing.

Summary

I am using this to stream Pandora to Apple TV and it works great. Before this I used Pandora on our Tivo box through the TV and then to the stereo. Only problem with that is having to have the TV on all the time - waste of energy. Now I control the music on the Macbook or use Logmein and control from my iPad.
I think the $25 price is a steal!

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5 stars

"Amazing Software!"

May 15, 2010  |  By TonioLarabi

2010-05-15 23:31:55  |  By TonioLarabi

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.5.1

Pros

You can utilize any device you'd like, without limitations.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

You'd be a fool to have a Mac and not use this application. It is perfect!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.1
  • Major Enhancement: Instant On has been updated to version 8.3, with preliminary support for MacOS 10.12 (Sierra).

  • Bug Fix: The Advanced Speaker Options window didn't properly reload after unhiding a speaker that isn't currently available, but now it does.

  • Bug Fix for Airfoil Satellite: When iTunes changes its Airplay selector, it's now properly detected.

  • Other: Airfoil now offers to overwrite a custom EQ preset if you choose the same name.

General
Publisher Rogue Amoeba Software
Publisher web site http://www.rogueamoeba.com
Release Date July 21, 2016
Date Added July 21, 2016
Version 5.1.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.77MB
File Name Airfoil.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 39,845
Downloads Last Week 41
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $25

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