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Airfoil for Windows Version 3 Brings Massive Improvements

Airfoil for Windows IconLast November, we detailed our plans to improve Airfoil for Windows. Today we’re pleased to unveil the fruits of that labor. Version 3 of Airfoil for Windows has arrived, and it’s a fantastic update. If you’re eager to try it out immediately, head over to the Airfoil for Windows page. Otherwise, read on to learn what’s new!

Enhanced Playback and Remote Control

The most obvious changes are visible in the new Airfoil Speakers, which 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 sources, so you can pause audio, and even skip tracks!

Airfoil Speakers for Windows - Receiving Audio with remote control

Airfoil Speakers, showing track titles, album art, and remote controls

Reverse Connect

Airfoil Speakers has long enabled you to turn any computer on your network into a remote audio receiver. But have you ever launched Airfoil Speakers on one computer, then had to dash back to the computer running Airfoil for Windows in order to start sending audio? Never again! Airfoil Speakers for Windows can now 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 with a single click whenever they like.

Airfoil Speakers Reverse Connect

Just click Receive to start streaming

A New Look Too

We’ve also improved many internal bits of Airfoil itself. While you won’t see these changes, the application should work better across the board. One improvement that is visible is the completely redesigned user interface, which makes Airfoil a joy to use.

Airfoil for Windows 3

Airfoil’s sleek new UI

Come and Get It!

By now, you should be convinced that you want to move to version 3 of Airfoil for Windows. If not, there’s one more detail which should do the trick: all of these great new features come at absolutely no additional charge. That’s right, this is a free update. So head over to the Airfoil for Windows page to download it right now.

Finally, if you’re a Mac user as well, be sure to check out the newest version of Airfoil for Mac, which has also shipped today!

9 Responses to “Airfoil for Windows Version 3 Brings Massive Improvements”

  1. John Marks says:

    Still waiting for some Android love

  2. Dot COM says:

    Does it work with Lion ?

  3. Paul Kafasis says:

    John Marks: As we’ve noted elsewhere, we’ll see what happens in the future with Android.

    Dot COM: As this is Airfoil for Windows, no, no it does not.

  4. EMB says:

    I must be dense this evening. I cannot find reference to upgrade cost to existing user?

  5. Paul Kafasis says:

    EMB: “If not, there’s one more detail which should do the trick: all of these great new features come at absolutely no additional charge. That’s right, this is a free update.”

  6. Victor says:

    I would be interested to buy Airfoil to transmit between Windows and IOS and Windows to Windows, but on most of my systems and other friends PC the only solutions that work are the ones that let you enter an IP adress.
    I will watch your website, hopefully in the future you would support this and internet audio streaming, not only local network streaming.

  7. Paul Kafasis says:

    Victor: Airfoil can transmit Windows to iOS, and Windows to Windows as well, right now. You just need to run Airfoil for Windows on your sending machine, and Airfoil Speakers on the receiving side. No IP entry is needed – all available outputs are automatically shown.

    As for internet streaming, this is not something you should expect as part of Airfoil.

  8. Daniel says:

    No chance in the future to get a video player for windows so we can watch videos without the lag, as in OSX?

  9. Paul Kafasis says:

    Daniel: We’ll see what happens in the future – it is on our list to consider for the future.

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