Let’s say you want to listen to your favourite tunes in the living room while reading your favourite book. Problem is, your PC is in the bedroom and you can’t blast music from its speakers because everyone else is sleeping. So you need a way to get that audio from your PC to your headphones in the living room. You can probably get those expensive wireless headphones, or you can do it for free if you have an iPhone or iPod touch.
Of course, this is assuming you’re playing back songs not available on your iPhone/iPod touch.
Step 1: Getting started
First you’ll need to get 2 pieces of software:
- Audio Server for your PC or Mac (download here).
- AudioInFree for your iPhone/iPod touch (get from the App Store).
Access the App Store from your iPhone/iPod touch and search for “audioinfree”. You should be able to find this. Install it:
Step 2: Configuring the server
The description for this step is misleading because there’s actually nothing much to configure. Run the Audio Server on your PC and you’ll see this screen:
Select your audio input device and input pin. It’s usually your main audio device and “wave”. Press “Start” when you’re ready to stream. Your firewall may ask you for permission to allow this program to access the network. In any case, allow it.
Step 3: Running the client
Run AudioInFree on your iPhone/iPod touch and you will see this screen:
Tap “Settings” and you’ll see this screen:
Go back to the main screen and tap the audio server that you want to connect to (refer previous screen shot). If the connection is successful you’ll see the following screen:
Step 4: Enjoy! Continue reading