Sending Mac OSX Audio out to multiple speakers...

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by gpspad, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. gpspad macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to stream audio from my mac to multiple home pods and applet TV's around the house. I know I can do this via iTunes, but I'd like to do this with a local iHeart radio stream that I can only get through a website.

    I seem to be able to select one home pod via the volume options, but can't seem to select more than one.

    I have even tried creating a custom midi driver, but can only select one airplay2 device.

    Am I missing something?

    Are there any work arounds so I can stream local radio via the web throughout the house?
     
  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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  3. haralds macrumors 6502a

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    AirFoil has been and is the GOTO for this. I could not live without it!

    Lots of well thought out flexibility for audio routing and well worth the price. I have upgraded gladly since V1.

    https://rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/
     
  4. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Never used that one, that's far easier than what I suggested.
     
  5. gpspad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, airfoil will probably do what I need.

    Am i correct that OSX limits you to selecting one Airplay2 destination?

    Just curious if Im doing something wrong. I would also like to plug a scanner into my mac and pipe it to various rooms, It seems like airfoil may be able to help with that also.
     
  6. haralds macrumors 6502a

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    OS X will do either AirPlay 1 or 2. When you select an Airplay 2 device, the AirPlay 1 devices are disabled. AirFoil currently treats everything as AirPlay 1.

    BTW, check through the configuration options. A main use for me i to drive iTunes through USB DAC connected speakers with subwoofer separate from the rest of the audio. For parties I have all the speakers in the house working on it. Airfoil manages the audio delay to make it work.

    Downside is that my HomePods set up as a stereo pair look like two AirPlay devices to AirFoil. They are working on that issue.
     
  7. gpspad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know what an Apple TV 4 considered, an airplay 1 or airplay 2 device?

    When I select the homepod and the try to select the apple tv, the home pod disappears. I had though the atv4 was upgraded to an airplay 2 device?
     
  8. macdragonfl macrumors 6502a

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    I've had since v1 to, it's one app that is worth the cost and seems to fix and tweak all things wrong with Airplay. I love you can adjust the latency of the speakers in multiple room setups. I could have never done whole home speakers without it.
     

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