Airfoil – Wireless transmit audio to your iDevice from your HTPC

Recently a reader of ours asked us how he can wirelessly transmit his audio from his HTPC to his iDevice so he can view content on his HDTV without disturbing other family members who might be sleeping or busy with other things.  Great question I thought, it can probably benefit alot of us that live in smaller apartments with roommates that don’t want to hear bombs exploding and guns being shot at 7:30AM.

The solution the he came up with was Airfoil.  In a nutshell, what this application does is have a server running on your HTPC, and you connect to that server via remote clients.  A remote client can be any of the following:

  • iOS device
  • Boxee Box
  • Windows PC
  • Mac
  • Airport Express
  • Third Party AirPlay devices
The app is stupid simple to install and get working.  First head over to their site and download the server software.  Then from your wireless speakers, grab the client application.  Install both and it should detect the server running on another device, if not you may have to specify IP address.


Source – Airfoil

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