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!