SoundWire Full-Audio Streaming

4.1
973 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

This is the SoundWire full version. SoundWire lets you stream 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 around your house, or further over cell networks
- A wireless extension of live audio from your PC-based music system

SoundWire does audio mirroring (audio cast). You can use any music player on your PC or laptop like Spotify, YouTube, or iTunes and stream the live sound over WiFi directly to your Android device.

This is the full version of SoundWire. It enables unlimited Opus audio compression, can handle up to 10 connections at the same time, and has no ads or interruptions. It also has a special Pro Mode to set and display buffer latency precisely in milliseconds.

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 (additional network setup may be needed for 3G/4G).

Features
- Live audio capture and streaming to multiple clients
- 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 audio from PC to PC running x86 virtualized app (Linux/Windows)
- Save everything you hear to a file (MP3 or WAV)

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 https://georgielabs.net

For more information see the SoundWire guide at https://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. If you get a message saying the app is not licensed and this message is incorrect then please check your internet connection and try again.

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 soundwire@georgielabs.net.

SoundWire Google Play icon by Jet Markov courtesy of Jeremiah Strong.
Updated on
May 2, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

4.1
926 reviews
jakehead20
June 27, 2020
Amazing app. The only thing missing is being able to transmit audio from the client to the server, but this is fine as it is. I've noticed that some people complain about the latency, but they haven't even tried enabling pro mode. Latency sensitive work should be done only while using pro mode, as it lets you set the buffer in milliseconds. From there, you just have to tweak the other settings like compression and latency steering to get the quality you need.
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Headmetwall
November 27, 2023
Probably my most used app in terms of hours left open in the background. When setup using pro mode the latency is low enough that I no longer even bother connecting my headphones to my computer, not even for calls, it's just that reliable (this is with wired headphones). Kudos to the dev for keeping this updated over the years, I can safely say this was money well spent.
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Dave TheTech
October 11, 2022
I broke my last PC headset recently, and have gone through a few, I didn't want to immediately go out and buy ANOTHER pair. I have a set of great Skullcandy Sesh Evo blueooth ear-buds and being able to route the audio with ease and convenience to another audio source over Wi-Fi, beaming it straight into my spare Android phone I was able to get back to listening to my PC audio. I like the software, it's doing what I wanted, and I want to support the dev so a few bucks later, I'm one happy camper!
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What's new

-Updated for Android 13 and rebuilt using latest APIs, please report any problems by email to soundwire@georgielabs.net including your Android version and phone model.
-Bug fixes