Airfoil for Windows Version 3 Brings Massive Improvements
Posted By Paul Kafasis on July 6th, 2011
Last 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, showing track titles, album art, and remote controls
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.
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’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!
John Marks says:July 6th, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Still waiting for some Android love
Dot COM says:July 6th, 2011 at 12:47 pm
Does it work with Lion ?
Paul Kafasis says:July 6th, 2011 at 10:49 pm
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.
EMB says:July 7th, 2011 at 3:44 am
I must be dense this evening. I cannot find reference to upgrade cost to existing user?
Paul Kafasis says:July 7th, 2011 at 10:23 am
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.”
Victor says:July 9th, 2011 at 7:30 pm
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.
Paul Kafasis says:July 10th, 2011 at 11:46 pm
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.
Daniel says:July 11th, 2011 at 6:24 pm
No chance in the future to get a video player for windows so we can watch videos without the lag, as in OSX?
Paul Kafasis says:July 11th, 2011 at 9:43 pm
Daniel: We’ll see what happens in the future – it is on our list to consider for the future.