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Airfoil 4 Is Here, With Friends

Airfoil for Mac IconToday, we’re thrilled to be releasing version 4 of Airfoil. This is a major upgrade, one we think you’re going to love. If you already know you’re going to want Airfoil 4 (and you’re on Mac OS X 10.6 or higher), we won’t take any more of your time. Just click here to download it now. Otherwise, read on for more details.

If you haven’t used Airfoil before, it’s our popular (and award-winning!) tool for streaming audio around your house or office. Airfoil transmits any audio playing on your Mac to a host of networked audio devices, all in sync. You can stream to iPhones, iPads, or iPods Touch, to other computers, and of course to Apple TVs and AirPort Expresses. Airfoil for Mac aims to give you your audio — everywhere.

What’s New?

Airfoil 4

The first thing you’ll notice when you launch Airfoil is its new and streamlined interface. We reorganized the main window to make it easier to use, and updated the graphics as well. When it comes to Airfoil 4, however, a facelift is just the beginning.

Airfoil Speakers in actionThe real meat of this upgrade lies in the major new features found in Airfoil Speakers and Airfoil Video Player, the free companions to Airfoil. Airfoil Speakers debuted in version 3, to enable you to send audio from one Mac to another, but it’s come a long way from there.

With version 4, Airfoil Speakers can now display metadata from supported sources, including track titles and album art. Better yet, Airfoil Speakers can now remotely control the playback of select sources1, so you can pause audio, and even skip tracks!

Have you ever launched Airfoil Speakers on one Mac, then had to dash back to the Mac running Airfoil in order to start sending audio? Never again! Airfoil Speakers 4 can even initiate a connection to Airfoil! Tune in from across the house, or across the office – this feature is great for running office-wide radio stations, letting people tune in or out whenever they like.

Airfoil Video Player in actionWhat about Airfoil Video Player? It’s always allowed you to watch local video files and DVDs on your Mac, while hearing audio through remote speakers. Now, Airfoil Video Player 4 can play web video as well. You can watch a Netflix movie or Hulu TV show, and hear the audio through your remote speakers. It’s also got a great new interface, making it even easier to set up and control.

Airfoil 4 also offers many additional enhancements, including improvements in grabbing all System Audio and working with apps like Google Chrome, as well as sending album artwork to the AppleTV. As you should expect, this is absolutely the best version of Airfoil yet.

Get It Now

Airfoil 4 requires Mac OS X 10.6 and up, and the free trial can be downloaded from the Airfoil for Mac page. Once you’re ready to buy, a license key to unlock the full version costs just $25, and can be obtained through our fast and secure store.

Already Own a License for Airfoil?

If you purchased Airfoil before November 1st, 2010 (your license key will start with TX40- or SSME-), you can upgrade to Airfoil 4 for just $10.

If you purchased Airfoil on or after November 1st, 2010 (your license key will start with KUTA-), your license will automatically unlock Airfoil 4 free of charge. Just download and enjoy!


1. Currently, iTunes, Pulsar, VLC, QuickTime Player, and RealPlayer are supported.

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