Airfoil Speakers Touch review
Airfoil (from £15.99) is a great way to stream music to different devices around your home – Apple TV and AirPort Express included. This mobile version of the app adds compatibility with iOS devices, enabling you to turn your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a portable speaker.
For Airfoil Speakers Touch to work, your iOS device must be on the same WiFi network as the computer from which you want to stream audio. Setup is simple. Install Airfoil on a computer on the network, launch the Airfoil Speakers Touch app, and select the device as a destination from the computer software. Because the app supports background audio, it continues to play music even if you switch to another program.
If you’re on a shared network, you can still stream without fear of others listening in – you may not want them to know that you’ve got Depeche Mode on infinite shuffle – by setting a password in Settings within the app.
Stream music from your Mac to your iPhone using Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers Touch
Airfoil Speakers Touch works as a perfect companion to remote control apps. With Apple’s free Remote app, you can control iTunes on the same computer that’s streaming audio from Airfoil to your iOS device. You can also use the app to create remote headphones; while watching a video across the room shunt the audio to your iOS device and plug in earphones.