SoundWire (free version)

SoundWire (free version)


SoundWire lets you send any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices. Use it as:
- A remote speaker or wireless headphones
- A way to listen to music and movies from your computer anywhere in your house or out on your deck.
- A wireless extension of live audio from your PC-based music system

This is not just another file streaming app... you can use any music player on your PC or laptop like Spotify, YouTube, or iTunes and feed the live sound directly to your Android device. SoundWire lets you listen to the free version of Spotify on your phone.

SoundWire has low latency (audio delay), which means it can even be used to listen to the soundtrack of a movie or YouTube video while you watch (**Note you must adjust the buffer size in app settings for low latency). There are other uses too... SoundWire can work as a baby monitor or listening device with a computer such as a netbook that has a built-in microphone. Hook up turntables to your computer's line input and stream a live DJ set to another part of the house over WiFi, or anywhere else over 3G/4G.

Before using SoundWire on your Android device you must install and run the SoundWire Server application on the Windows/Linux PC or laptop which is your source of music, web audio streaming, or other sounds. Raspberry Pi is also supported. Download the server at http://georgielabs.net (do NOT obtain the server from any other web site).

Features
- Live audio capture and streaming
- Excellent sound quality (44.1 / 48 kHz stereo 16-bit, PCM or Opus compression)
- True low latency (unlike AirPlay, Airfoil)
- Easy to use
- Compression option greatly reduces network usage
- Stream music from PC to PC running x86 virtualized app (Linux/Windows)
- Runs on all Android versions back to 1.5, put your old phone to good use

For more information see the user's guide at http://georgielabs.net/SoundWireHelp.html

If you have any problems please see the troubleshooting tips at the above link. For example if you get choppy audio try restarting your wireless router, then try the other troubleshooting suggestions in the guide. The most common reason for connection problems is incorrect firewall settings at the PC or router. Please contact support at [email protected] if you have any problem.

The free version of the application identifies itself by voice every 45 minutes and displays ads. There is a 10 minute compression trial in the free version. The full version enables unlimited Opus audio compression, can handle multiple clients (up to 10 connections), and has no ads or voice identification. It also has a special Pro Mode to set and display buffer latency precisely in milliseconds. Please consider purchasing the full version of SoundWire if you'd like to support the developer.

You may want to use a remote control app together with SoundWire. Some good choices include: Timote (Spotify remote), Remote for iTunes, Android VNC, Unified Remote.

Please rate the app and comment on Google Play to let us know what you think of SoundWire. If you have a question or bug report send email to [email protected] If reporting a problem please give your phone's Android version and make/model.

Permissions
- Network communication: Communicates with the server program on your PC.
- Phone calls: Mutes audio when you receive or make a call. Without this permission music would continue to play, interfering with your call.
- Prevent phone from sleeping: Keeps app running while connected (playing music) or attempting to connect. May be disabled in settings.
- Record audio: This is needed to make the equalizer work properly with native audio.

Recent changes:
-Added equalizer controls
-Added 20 kbps compression bit rate for voice-quality audio. Important: This requires a server update (v2.1.2 or later).
-Added support for non-touchscreen devices (TV).
-New permission: RECORD_AUDIO, this is needed to make the equalizer work properly with native audio.
-Windows Server: Added support for multiple servers/audio channels using port number on command line (see user's guide, "Multiple Channels Using Multiple Network Ports").
-Misc bug fixes & GUI cleanups.
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About SoundWire (free version)
SoundWire lets you send any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices. Use it as:
- A remote speaker or wireless headphones
- A way to listen to music and movies from your computer anywhere in your house or out on your deck.
- A wireless extension of live audio from your PC-based music system

This is not just another file streaming app... you can use any music player on your PC or laptop like Spotify, YouTube, or iTunes and feed the live sound directly to your Android device. SoundWire lets you listen to the free version of Spotify on your phone.

SoundWire has low latency (audio delay), which means it can even be used to listen to the soundtrack of a movie or YouTube video while you watch (**Note you must adjust the buffer size in app settings for low latency). There are other uses too... SoundWire can work as a baby monitor or listening device with a computer such as a netbook that has a built-in microphone. Hook up turntables to your computer's line input and stream a live DJ set to another part of the house over WiFi, or anywhere else over 3G/4G.

Before using SoundWire on your Android device you must install and run the SoundWire Server application on the Windows/Linux PC or laptop which is your source of music, web audio streaming, or other sounds. Raspberry Pi is also supported. Download the server at http://georgielabs.net (do NOT obtain the server from any other web site).

Features
- Live audio capture and streaming
- Excellent sound quality (44.1 / 48 kHz stereo 16-bit, PCM or Opus compression)
- True low latency (unlike AirPlay, Airfoil)
- Easy to use
- Compression option greatly reduces network usage
- Stream music from PC to PC running x86 virtualized app (Linux/Windows)
- Runs on all Android versions back to 1.5, put your old phone to good use

For more information see the user's guide at http://georgielabs.net/SoundWireHelp.html

If you have any problems please see the troubleshooting tips at the above link. For example if you get choppy audio try restarting your wireless router, then try the other troubleshooting suggestions in the guide. The most common reason for connection problems is incorrect firewall settings at the PC or router. Please contact support at [email protected] if you have any problem.

The free version of the application identifies itself by voice every 45 minutes and displays ads. There is a 10 minute compression trial in the free version. The full version enables unlimited Opus audio compression, can handle multiple clients (up to 10 connections), and has no ads or voice identification. It also has a special Pro Mode to set and display buffer latency precisely in milliseconds. Please consider purchasing the full version of SoundWire if you'd like to support the developer.

You may want to use a remote control app together with SoundWire. Some good choices include: Timote (Spotify remote), Remote for iTunes, Android VNC, Unified Remote.

Please rate the app and comment on Google Play to let us know what you think of SoundWire. If you have a question or bug report send email to [email protected] If reporting a problem please give your phone's Android version and make/model.

Permissions
- Network communication: Communicates with the server program on your PC.
- Phone calls: Mutes audio when you receive or make a call. Without this permission music would continue to play, interfering with your call.
- Prevent phone from sleeping: Keeps app running while connected (playing music) or attempting to connect. May be disabled in settings.
- Record audio: This is needed to make the equalizer work properly with native audio.

Recent changes:
-Added equalizer controls
-Added 20 kbps compression bit rate for voice-quality audio. Important: This requires a server update (v2.1.2 or later).
-Added support for non-touchscreen devices (TV).
-New permission: RECORD_AUDIO, this is needed to make the equalizer work properly with native audio.
-Windows Server: Added support for multiple servers/audio channels using port number on command line (see user's guide, "Multiple Channels Using Multiple Network Ports").
-Misc bug fixes & GUI cleanups.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Tuesday 5:28 AM
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A Google User
Monday 11:53 PM
Great! but a simple feature request I'm totally loving it. But here's a simple feature request. Please consider soon. Is it possible to use soundwire to stream from another Android device which is connected to same network? I've two Android, one is gionee g pad 2 which supports sd card but the music quality sucks. And the other is mighty nexus 5- great sound quality. I'd love to stream from g2 and hear the music by nexus 5. Please make a client app for Android also which will stream from Android. TIA. then is it possible to stream from DLNA?
A Google User
5 days ago
Best wireless audio receiver solution for pc and laptops Perfect buffer and audio quality
A Google User
6 days ago
This app is kind of shit ! the latency is about 1s !! uninstalled !!
A Google User
Aug 28, 2015
SoundWire is one of those amazing sets of software that achieve a task that you just expect to be there, but for whatever reason is super hard to find. I've been using it for about a year and I'm super happy with it, I use it to send podcasts I'm listening to on my computer over to my phone when I want to leave the room and it's perfect. I recently upgraded to the Pro version as thanks for the service I receive; I really don't think the advertisement that plays on the free version is an issue. Even in my intensely congested wifi environment I am able to keep the buffer fairly low without skipping.