Say I am playing a video on my MacBook Pro, and I don't want to distract others with the sound. The problem is, I don't have a 3.5 mm Headphone or AirPods at my hand, but I have an iPhone 8 Plus and its EarPods with Lightning Connector. Can I play the sound from the video playing on macOS with the iPhone, preferably without connecting the iPhone to the Mac so that I can plug in the EarPods to the iPhone's socket?

This is basically the reverse of Can I play audio from my iPhone on my Mac?


This can be done using an app called Airfoil.

Description of Airfoil app:

Stream any audio from your Mac all around your network. Send music services like Spotify or web-based audio like Pandora wirelessly to all sorts of devices, including the Apple TV, HomePod, Google Chromecast, Sonos devices, and Bluetooth speakers. You can even send to iOS devices and other computers.

This supports sending audio to iOS devices and is also available for Windows.

The corresponding app for iOS to revive the audio is Airfoil Satelite.

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