iTunes alternative that can output through AirPlay?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CoffeeMonkey, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. CoffeeMonkey macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2003
    Are there any iTunes alternatives that can easily find and use multiple AirPlay devices in a multi-room system? Ideally, I'd like to find something that gives me more flexibility in formats, and is just a pure music player.
  2. pitabox987 macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2014
    Armidale, NSW
    From what I read it sounds like you want to use Airplay with your devices outside of iTunes?

    I know with Mountain Lion and newer you should be able to stream all your Mac's audio over Airplay — simply hold the 'option' key when clicking the sound/volume menu, as long as your device is Airplay compatible it should appear in the list of available audio outputs (this should work with Airplay speakers, AppleTVs and Airport Express units.)

    I'm not entirely sure of the ability to use multiple Airplay devices in synchronisation. — I hope that's of some use.
  3. schnullerich macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2014
    Hi CoffeeMonkey,

    there is an iOS app that i think can do what you want -> the "Airplay Multiroom Player by WHAALE" ->
    It's still a bit limited with music sources, but internet radio is to be released in january and other sources will follow...

    There is also a free version so that you can check if your speakers work in sync ->

    best regards
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Which formats are you looking for outside the AirPlay supported ones? FLAC just run it thorough XLD to ALAC.
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    It's not an alternative to iTunes (not a media player at all) but you might want to look at Airfoil as it would open up your options for a media player.
  6. JGRE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    Dutch Mountains
  7. And macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2009
    92 ft above sea level, UK

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