Feb 17, 2012

SoundWire for Android

Long time since I reviewed an android app. That's because I had some issues with my phone. But I'm back now :)

Today I'm going to talk about an app named SoundWire.

SoundWire is an app that lets you send any sound from your PC to your Android phone. With this you can use your phone as a way to listen to music (or movie audio) from your computer anywhere in your house.

"Unlike Apple's AirPlay you can use any music player on your PC or laptop like Grooveshark, Spotify, YouTube, or iTunes and feed the sound directly to your Android device. SoundWire lets you listen to the free versions of Grooveshark and Spotify on your phone."

SoundWire has low latency (audio delay), which means you can use this app to listen to movies or youtube videos (**Note you must adjust the buffer size in app settings for low latency).

- Real-time audio capture and streaming
- Not locked to one music player
- Excellent sound quality (44.1 kHz or 48 kHz stereo 16-bit PCM)
- Low latency
- Easy to use
- MIPS and x86 support, send music from PC to PC running virtualized app

I have used this app at work (have no speakers there) and it really works. Had some issues setting it up (it's very easy once you test it), but worked flawlessly after that. Tested with some youtube videos, and the sound was synced (but you need to tweak the buffer size for this - another easy step from the options).

What more can I say... I recommend this app because it's simple and it does the job well. It's streaming audio from your PC or laptop over WiFi or 3G/4G to your android phone.
There is a free version of this app, so you can test it before you buy it.


jcf2466 said...

This looks like a really cool app. im going to check it out

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