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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).

- 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 http://georgielabs.net

For more information see the getting started guide at http://georgielabs.net/SoundWireHelp.html

Android TV: SoundWire will work on most Android TV devices, but does not meet all of Google's criteria for TV Play Store listing so needs to be sideloaded. After that it will update normally through Google Play.

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. If reporting a problem please give your phone's Android version and make/model.

- 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.

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Secondary: Music & Audio

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Version History

Launched May 08, 2014 (almost 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 5 months, on average.

Apr 14
Version Varies with device

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.

Jul 21
Version v.2017.07.22

-Changed connect button so it can be pressed while connected to a server, no need to disconnect first.
-Made "Done" keyboard key initiate server connection when entering server address.
-Some bug fixes.

Nov 06
Version v.2016.11.07

-Added "Mute audio on calls" preference to allow SoundWire audio during calls if desired.
-Added support for opening SoundWire via a web page (browsable intent), use a link like this to trigger: href="soundwire.georgielabs.net:"
-Google Play Services and stability updates.

Jul 25
Version v.2016.01.04

-GUI updates, moving closer towards material design on Lollipop+
-Improved Android TV support and
-Added ability to enter port number after server address, separated by colon or comma: or,50000
-Many bug fixes including unusual crashes, menu button, and slow GUI

May 09
Version v.2014.05.09

Nov 03
Version v.1.8.7

Aug 01
Version v.1.8.6

Jun 25
Version v.1.8.5

May 09
Version v.1.8.4

Apr 07
Version v.1.8.1

Mar 19
Version v.1.8

Jan 06
Version v.1.7.3

Dec 16
Version v.1.7.1

Oct 20
Version v.1.7

Sep 11
Version v.1.6.1

Aug 31
Version v.1.6

Jun 30
Version v.1.5

Mar 28
Version v.1.4

Feb 09
Version v.1.2

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