Supported Apps for an Enhanced Experience With Airfoil for Mac

Remote control and enhanced metadata with supported sources



Airfoil for Mac can stream audio from just about any application running on your Mac. With a number of popular audio applications, an enhanced experience offering metadata and remote control is provided.

These Mac OS X applications offer an enhanced experience with Airfoil:
Instacast Icon iTunes Icon Last.fm Icon MOG Icon Muse Icon
Instacast iTunes Last.fm MOG Muse
Muse Controller Icon Musicality Icon Musicbox Icon QuickTime Player Icon Radium Icon
Muse Controller Musicality Musicbox QuickTime Player Radium
Rdio Icon RealPlayer Icon Sonora Icon Spotify Icon VLC Icon
Rdio RealPlayer Sonora Spotify VLC

An Enhanced Audio Receiving Experience

When you stream audio from supported sources through Airfoil Speakers, an Apple TV, or many third-party AirPlay devices, you'll see enhanced metadata, including track titles and album artwork. These outputs will also be able to remotely control audio playback in the source application.

Airfoil Speakers with Remote Controls and Enhanced Metadata

In the screenshot above, for instance, Airfoil Speakers is receiving audio from Spotify, via Airfoil. Album art and track titles are being shown, and remote control buttons are available to control playback.

Airfoil Remote, Too

Airfoil Remote is an iOS remote control for Airfoil for Mac. It allows you to toggle speakers on and off, adjust volumes, and even switch the source from which Airfoil is capturing audio. When Airfoil is streaming audio from one of its supported sources, Airfoil Remote will show enhanced metadata, including track titles and album artwork. It will also be able to remotely control audio playback in the source application.

Airfoil Remote with Remote Controls and Enhanced Metadata

In the screenshot above, for instance, Airfoil Remote is controlling both Airfoil and Spotify, the application from which Airfoil is capturing audio. Album art and track titles are being shown, and remote control buttons are available to control playback.

Note: At this time, Instacast, MusicBox, Radium, and Muse Controller are not yet supported by Airfoil Remote. Stay tuned for updates.

Windows Applications Offering an Enhanced Experience

An enhanced experience with some applications is also possible with Airfoil for Windows. For details on supported Windows applications,see the Supported Apps for an Enhanced Experience With Airfoil for Windows page.

Supporting Additional Apps

If you've got a favorite audio application you'd like to see work with Airfoil Speakers, let us know!

If you're a developer who makes an audio application, you can integrate with Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers as well. Start with this blog post, and send us an email.