‘Airfoil’ unveiled: send any audio from any application directly to Apple’s AirPort Express

Rogue Amoeba Software is pleased to finally unveil Airfoil (originally announced as Slipstream), the first and best way to send audio from any application directly to the AirPort Express. Everyone who owns one of Apple’s popular AirPort Express devices will be thrilled to be able to send audio from applications like RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, and Safari right to their remote speakers. In just seconds, Airfoil can send audio from almost any application on OS X directly to the AirPort Express.

Airfoil also enables optional local playback of audio being transmitted to the remote speakers. Due to latency inherent in the AirPort Express this option is off by default, but with a quick Preferences adjustment users can play audio locally as well as remotely. Airfoil can even be used to transmit iTunes audio which has been enhanced by audio plugins such as Octiv’s Volume Logic. Airfoil will be a boon to nearly every owner of an AirPort Express. Those who’ve hesitated to purchase one need wait no longer, because Airfoil opens the AirPort Express up to any and all audio. Give your audio wings, with Airfoil.

Airfoil is immediately available for a free test flight, and can be downloaded from http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/download.php. While unregistered, Airfoil will overlay noise on all transmissions longer than 10 minutes. Airfoil can be purchased at the Rogue Amoeba online store for an introductory price of just $20 during the month of March. The regular price for Airfoil will be $25.

Airfoil in action: http://rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/images/af_full_sshot.jpg
Airfoil information link: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/
Direct download link: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/download.php

Rogue Amoeba Software, LLC is a privately held software company based minutes outside of Princeton, New Jersey. Rogue Amoeba creates powerful, innovative tools for OS X, and has a good time doing it. Rogue Amoeba’s founders carry a tradition of superb Macintosh products, with a focus on audio. Rogue Amoeba’s product line includes the wildly popular Audio Hijack series for audio recording, the sound-routing utility Detour and the audio broadcasting tool Nicecast.

For more information on Rogue Amoeba Software, visit: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/company/


  1. Everyone who owns one of Apple’s popular AirPort Express devices will be thrilled to be able to send audio from applications like RealPlayer, Windows Media Player…

    Golly, RealPlayer? …WMP? …thrillsville.

    Why would anyone want to use that crapware, much less broadcast from it(?).


  2. Just bought it. I want it to listen to Internet radios on my home theater. It turns out that most European radios use WMP, so this is a great solution for me.

  3. So does this mean I can get all the sounds to come from the airport hooked-up speakers? Not just music, but alerts, and other noises. In other words a complete replacement for the speakers on the desk?

  4. Come forth, my lost Wintel plebeians. Feast upon the bounty that is thy ultimate destiny.

    Look away from your fellow Sodomites! For they use the platform of the dark side, and they are wont to complain about its lack of grace and beauty. LOOK AWAY, I say. And return home to the gift that is Macintosh.

    Lift thine head up high, and rejoice in the everlasting spirit of freedom from the sinner’s viral ways. Let NO MORE prying eyes befuddle your daily bread, for the Macintosh is free of these discomfitures.

    And my children of Mac, listen not to the plaintive wailings of those who would tempt you, for they know not of that which they speak. They are perplexed and bewildered by their choice of the evils of Wintel, and their adulterated decisions have defiled the great and noble experience of computing.

    HEED NOT THEIR WORDS, you noble and blessed users of Macintosh. For they are sheep, lost in the wood. You are urged to be kind, and patient, and understanding, and tolerant of their ilk. For who among us was not also once lost, before we too discovered the wondrous creation and the everlasting joy that is . . .


  5. Well it can send sound from Quicktime to an Airport Express, that’s handy.

    What are you dorks bitching about? If you don’t like it don’t buy it.

    Freaking nerds…

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