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Airfoil Speakers for Android 1.0 Is Here!

Airfoil Speakers for Android IconAfter two months in beta testing, we’re delighted to unveil the first public release of Airfoil Speakers for Android. It’s now available in the Google Play store, so if you’ve got an Android device running 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher, get it now. You can also click here for more information.

By running Airfoil Speakers on your Android device and coupling it with Airfoil, you can play audio from any Mac or Windows machine, all around the house. Now anything playing on your computer can be heard on your Android phone or tablet too.

Airfoil Speakers for Android in action

Airfoil Speakers receiving audio on Android

A Few Notes

Here’s a few items worth noting while you use the app.

  • Due to issues with the operating system itself, Airfoil Speakers for Android will not always play in sync with other AirPlay receivers. We’re still working on this, but at this time you can manually adjust the delay using the slider in Settings. If you tweak this and find a stable value, please report in with your device type and Android version, along with that ideal latency value.

  • Airfoil Speakers for Android currently receives audio solely from Airfoil for Mac or Airfoil for Windows. In the future, we’ll see about making it possible to receive audio directly from iOS and iTunes.

  • Airfoil Speakers for Android does not currently offer reverse connect or remote control, two features found in some other versions of Airfoil Speakers. We’ll see what happens there.

  • We have no current plans for Airfoil for Android (that is, an application which would send audio from Android out to AirPlay receivers). Android does not currently provide the level of access needed to create this. We’ll see what happens in the future, however.

Stay Tuned

As you can see by the version number, this is just the initial public release. We have plans for updates and more features, so keep an eye out. For now, just grab Airfoil Speakers for Android 1.0, and enjoy!

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