SoundWire - Audio Streaming

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About this app

This is the SoundWire free 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.

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).

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 (do NOT obtain the server from any other web site).

- 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 audio 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

The free version of the app 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, 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. Android TV: SoundWire will work on most Android TV devices but needs to be sideloaded. After that it will update normally through Google Play.

If you have trouble remember that most issues like dropouts and trouble connecting are related to your WiFi network. The most common reason for connection problems is incorrect firewall settings at the PC or router. For more information and troubleshooting guide see the SoundWire documentation at
Please contact support at before leaving a bad review.

SoundWire Google Play icon by Jet Markov courtesy of Jeremiah Strong.
Updated on
May 3, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

13.6K reviews
April 1, 2024
This app has worked fantastically for me! If the audio gets delayed I go to the desktop app and change the input from my headphones to "default multimedia device" then change it back to my headphones and it fixes the delay. I personally haven't experienced audio cutting more than 2-3 times in the hours I've used the app, and the audio only cut out for 1-2 seconds. The app hasn't disconnected from the server or crashed either
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July 19, 2023
if I had a nickel for everytime this app has scared me, I'd have 3 nickels. which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened thrice. jokes aside, this is a very helpful app. I don't have actual headphones and my wireless earbuds always glitch out when I connect them to my pc, so this is a very helpful alternative. the audio still cuts out from time to time, but I think it's more of a problem on my computers end. I think the only main problem with the app itself is the 2-3 second delay.
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Alex Watts
February 6, 2022
I've always been frustrated about how far behind TVs are in terms of Bluetooth functionality, and this just fixed it. I have a laptop running Linux hooked up to my TV constantly, so I use that for media now. It's so convenient having one pair of headphones for two different devices. It does stutter sometimes, but when I'm watching stuff on Prime Video, I can't find any delay in the audio. I'm gonna use this all the time.
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What's new

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