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?


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

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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