Streaming Audio from iOS to Multiple AirPlay Speakers

Yes, it is possible. The latest versions of iOS benefit audiophiles everywhere by enabling audio streaming from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to AirPlay-compatible devices. There’s a catch, though: audio can be streamed to only one output device at a time. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of app developers, you don’t have to let that limit stop you from streaming audio to speakers all over your house.

If you’re planning to blast your iPad’s music all throughout the house for your next party, you opt to install either of these apps: Airfoil or Multiroom Music/Radio Player.  

 

Airfoil interface (image from rougeamoeba.com)

Airfoil interface (image from rougeamoeba.com)

Airfoil is software that runs on Mac OS. Together with its companion app Airfoil Speakers for Mac, Airfoil serves as a middleman of sorts between your iOS device and your AirPlay-compatible speakers. While this sounds like complicated process, it actually offers a distinct advantage: you can stream even audio that’s not saved on your device. This is definitely a perk for those who stream content from third-party services such as Spotify and Pandora.

Once you configure your iOS device to stream audio to your Mac (where Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers are running), you can use Airfoil to choose which AirPlay-compatible speakers receive streaming input. Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers software are available at the developers’ website at rougeamoeba.com.

Available from the App Store, the Multiroom Music/Radio Player app is an excellent option for users who want to stream music that’s already saved on their iOS device. Upon purchasing the app, you’ll get the ability to stream to two destinations. In-app purchases must be made to add up to six streaming destinations. Have multiple gigabytes’ worth of albums that you want to stream from your iPod Touch to AirPlay speakers in the office? This app is for you.

App interface with multiple-speaker setup (image from whaale.com)

App interface with multiple-speaker setup (image from whaale.com)

Want to enjoy audio streaming from your iOS device but don’t have AirPlay-compatible speakers? We at MacMall are always willing to help. Drop by our retail stores to pick up the most reliable AirPlay speakers on the market today. We always offer amazing discounts, so don’t forget to visit any of MacMall’s retail stores today. 

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