Sound Wire is software that let you stream any music or audio (“what you play in PC”) from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices. You can use it as:
– like remote speaker or wireless headphones
– In A way to listen to music and movies from your computer anywhere around your house, or further over cell networks
– As a wireless extension of live audio from your PC-based music system.
Live audio capture and streaming
– Excellent sound quality (44.1 / 48 kHz stereo 16-bit, PCM or Opus compression)
– True low latency (unlike AirPlay, Airfoil)
– Easy to use
– Compression option greatly reduces network usage
– Stream audio from PC to PC running x86 virtualized app (Linux/Windows)
– Runs on all Android versions back to 1.5, put your old phone to good use
You need to download 2 softwares:
- Server software on your windows or Linux PC
- Client software on Android Mobile.
- Download SoundWire Server.Depending on your PC operating system choose the Windows 7/8/10, Windows XP, or Linux version as appropriate. Raspberry Pi is also supported. Do not obtain the server from any other web site. Open the ZIP file and run the installer inside. You must answer yes (“Allow access”) to the Windows Firewall prompt (select both private and public networks).
- Open your favorite PC music application or web site.
- Run the SoundWire Server program and select the audio source. On Windows 7/8/10 the default settings should capture what you hear now (“default multimedia device”). On Windows XP you should select the audio source named “Stereo Mix”, “Wave Out Mix”, “What U Hear”, or a similar name. You can send any audio source to your phone, including speaker output, microphone, line input etc.
- When music is playing check the SoundWire Server level meter. This shows the volume level of sound being transmitted to your Android device. You may adjust the level using the volume control of your music player. If an Audio Input slider is shown on the SoundWire server use it as well. On Windows 7/8/10 you can also use the SoundWire server Audio Output slider, but this should normally be set to maximum. On Linux use Pulse Audio Volume Control to show and control volume levels. On Windows XP the Audio Output slider controls your PC speaker volume, not the transmitted audio level.
On Android App:
When the server is running and the level meter shows music playing, start the SoundWire Android app.
- Press the “Connect” button (Coiledwire image) to connect to the server and begin listening. If the server address box is blank SoundWire will automatically locate the server. When the wire glows you have a good connection.
- If auto locate doesn’t work, or you have more than one server, enter your server address in the text edit box before connecting. The server address (IPv4) is shown on the upper left of the SoundWire Server window, for example: 192.168.1.102. In some situations the address shown by the server may not be correct, you can hover your mouse over the address to see other possible addresses (on Linux use ‘ifconfig’). Note that the SoundWire Server does not choose or control its IP address, that’s determined by your network configuration.
You can long-press on the connect button at any time to do auto locate, even if the address box is not blank. If you don’t hear any sound check that the level meter on the server shows audio being played and that the status is “Connected”. If the server connection is lost for more than a few seconds you may have to press the connect button again (use the “Auto reconnect” settings option to do this automatically).
Screenshot of Windows PC soundwire Server:
Screenshot of Soundwire App in Android Mobile:
1.Soundwire Server for Windows 7,8,10 PC:
2. Soundwire Android Client App(open this link in android mobile):