SoundWire Full-Audio Streaming

4.0
921 reviews
10K+
Downloads
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.

Permissions
- Network access/Wi-Fi: Communicates with the server program on your PC.
- Prevent phone from sleeping: Keeps app running while connected (playing music) or attempting to connect. May be disabled in settings.
Updated on
Apr 15, 2019

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4.0
921 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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SamXII
May 18, 2021
Good overall, essentially the free version with more features. There are occasional issues, such as the latency dropping to ~30ms and becoming extremely choppy, despite me having the latency set to 750ms in the options menu. Reconnecting did not fix the issue, it eventually resolved on its own, but still frustrating.
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Dean Last Name
February 19, 2021
Used the free app for a few hours and worked as expected so I bought the app in support of development. It does more than what I expected in that it will send all of the audio from the PC to my phone and not just target a single program. That is a handy feature for things that I have setup audio cues I can roam the house freely.
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What's new

Thanks for using SoundWire!
-Rebuilt app using latest APIs.
-Made audio equalizer work in more situations, particularly with native audio. New setting "disable fast Android audio path" should be selected to prevent low-latency audio from disabling equalizer.
-Removed permissions no longer needed in recent Android versions.
-Improved Music VU integration (spectrum and waveform data delivery).
-Various bug fixes and appearance improvements.