AirPhones is a cross platform software, which allows streaming audio from your Windows, Mac or Linux computer to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. AirPhones makes it possible to experience DVD, desktop TV, online videos, internet radio, audio books, shared iTunes playlists and podcasts to be streamed right to your iPhone, iPad or iPod across the house or office.
All you need to do is to run the desktop version of AirPhones on a Windows, Mac or Linux computer and start the AirPhones app on your mobile to start capturing your computers audio streams. AirPhones app has both a free and paid version. The paid version costs $2.99. While testing this application, I found the quality to be quite good, without lags and latency issues. See below instructions to find out how to use AirPhones.
Just, launch AirPhones to start a desktop server. You can enable the AirPhones icon from system tray, quick launch and auto launch it at system startup from the available options. Displaying the system tray icon can be useful for identifying if the AirPhones desktop server is running. The system tray icon turns blue when the server is active and turns grey when it is offline.
Once the server is functional, run the AirPhones app on your iDevice. You can download the app from the iPhone market link given at the developers page. Once the app is connected to the Wi-Fi network, you will receive a prompt that AirPhones app is trying to connect to your computer Click OK to continue.
This will start streaming the active audio content from your computer to the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device.
To see a Demo for this app, check out the below video:
AirPhones desktop application works with the following operating system (Note: it works on 32 bit versions of Windows only)
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Linux based operating systems