Airfoil for Mac

Airfoil for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 50 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.10
  • Total Downloads:
    36,975
  • Date Added:
    October 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    15.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9

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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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Mediocre It Is - Dropouts Galore"

March 26, 2013  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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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5 stars

"Awesome utility!"

December 20, 2009  |  By hmodes

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Purchased for both osx and windows, have been using for months. Absolutely love this software! Simple, intuitive, very well polished.

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1 stars

"DOES NOT WORK WITH SNOW LEOPARD!!"

December 06, 2009  |  By BimiBolabo

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.4

Pros

Worked well under previous versions of Mac OSX

Cons

Doesn't work under Mac OSX 10.6

Summary

What's to say, except Airfoil no longer works under Snow Leopard. C'mon devs, time and Apple wait for no man!

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3 stars

"Huge delay problem!"

November 17, 2009  |  By Jedih

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.4.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a very nice software and I'm grateful that someone is giving us a chance to use our Airport Express as it was meant to be used. But please fix this huge sound delay when played through several Airport Express and not forgetting when played through Quicktime. It is unbearable to watch a movie in Quicktime and have Airfoil stream the sound!

So if you plan to use this software, you should know that you will have a hard time not to be irritated when using Airfoil because of this bug! And it doesn't matter if you are using the latest Airport Express with 802.11n - that's not gonna help you!

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1 stars

"Half a second delay"

September 24, 2009  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.3.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Still about half a second delay when watching a movie in quicktime and streaming to airtunes.
No sale

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.10
  • Netflix videos should now properly play in Airfoil Video Player on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).
  • A minor update to Instant On, taking it to version 8.0.2, fixes a few small issues.
  • The Developer News window is now disabled if the "Automatically check for software updates" preference is disabled.
General
Publisher Rogue Amoeba Software
Publisher web site http://www.rogueamoeba.com
Release Date October 15, 2014
Date Added October 15, 2014
Version 4.8.10
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.04MB
File Name Airfoil.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 36,975
Downloads Last Week 61
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $25

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