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Airfoil 4 Is Clever, Affordable, and a Pick of the Week

If you haven’t downloaded Airfoil 4 to your Mac yet, maybe a couple top-notch reviews will convince you it’s time. We happen to have just that! First up, Macworld UK gave the newest version of Airfoil 4 stars out of 5, and called it “a clever and affordable way to stream all of your Mac’s audio throughout your home and to your iOS devices”. We think so too!

As well, Adam Christianson of the long-running Maccast made Airfoil his Pick of the Week on episode 249 of MacBreak Weekly. You can listen (or watch!) right here, to find out how Adam uses Airfoil in conjunction with audio from Pandora and his stereo.

Once you’re convinced, you can download Airfoil right from its main page. Try it out, then buy it right through our store.

7 Responses to “Airfoil 4 Is Clever, Affordable, and a Pick of the Week”

  1. skip says:

    Please make Airfoil compatible with 10.7 Lion.

  2. David says:

    It will be nice to have all your software placed at MacApp Store, it will be easier for us to receive updates.

  3. Paul Kafasis says:

    skip: When Lion ships, we’ll be there as soon as possible (hopefully before it ships, even). However, when you’re running pre-release software, you should expect some incompatibilities.

    David: Unfortunately, the many rules and restrictions of the Mac App Store put in place by Apple preclude most of our software from being there. As well, I can’t say I see how it makes it much easier to receive updates. Currently, Airfoil itself alerts you to updates when you run it, and downloads them automatically. With just a couple clicks, you’ll always have the latest.

  4. Rick says:

    @David I don’t work for Rogue Amoeba — I’m just a fan, but I wouldn’t expect a move to the App Store.

    Apps in the Mac App Store are pretty limited in what they’re allowed to do. It seems like most of Rogue Amoeba’s apps need some fairly low-level system access, so I doubt it’ll be possible for them to move to the App Store.

  5. Rick says:

    Whoops, Paul beat me to it. At least I was right :)

  6. Brian says:

    Airfoil Video Player does not work in full screen mode playing internet videos for the last week. The picture freezes yet I can hear sound. Can somebody help me fix this problem?

  7. Paul Kafasis says:

    Brian: As always, please contact us directly for support. We can’t help via blog comments, but we’re always here via our standard support channels!

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