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I would like to get the sound from my MacBook Pro to play on my iPhone. For example if I watch a video on my Mac I would be able to view it on my Mac but get the audio through my iPhone. Is this possible?

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Yes, you can do it.

You need to be on the same WiFi network and use a pair of matched applications on your Mac and iPhone.

The best known of these are Airfoil (for the Mac) and Airfoil Speakers Touch on your iPhone. See this: http://rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/

Note that Airfoil Speakers Touch does not turn your iPhone into Airplay speakers so you can only stream to it from a computer running Airfoil and not, for example, your iPad.

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  • Thank you for the answer. Airfoil worked decently but the delay of about 3 seconds made it unusable for watching a video. – Simon Jan 15 '14 at 17:09
  • That's pretty bad lag. I think I got mine down to less than a second and could adjust that out inside Plex and VLC. – Tony Williams Jan 15 '14 at 19:59
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Yes, you can do this with Airplay if jailbroken. If your application cannot do this by default, you could use a program like AirFoil / AirFoil Speakers - you only have to be connected on the same wifi network.

This is something I use in my own situation.

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  • You can't use Airplay unless you jailbreak the iPhone. Apple does not allow any app that runs the iPhone into an Airplay target rather than source. – Tony Williams Jan 15 '14 at 9:38
  • @TonyWilliams as I said, AirFoil can do this and I'm using this without Jailbreak. As long as you're on the same wifi network it will work. – Rob Jan 15 '14 at 9:41
  • That's not using Airplay. Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil uses AirPlay where available but actually does it's own streaming to Airfoil Touch on iOS devices. – Tony Williams Jan 15 '14 at 10:00

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