Runs media from devices that has Apple's Airplay on a PC

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Shairport4w is a free third-party software that makes it easy for consumers to play media on Windows computers from devices that utilize Apple's Airplay feature. The software takes only a fraction of a Megabyte on your storage. Without this software, only devices which are approved by Apple can utilize this feature - wireless streaming.

Shairport4w is said to work on all Windows versions. However, many users experience problems streaming media on Windows 10. There's a lot of interruptions and there haven't been any fixed yet. 


Shairport4w turns a Windows PC to a second speaker seamlessly
  • Shairport4w is Airplay for Windows. It helps to stream media from an iOS device to another PC without the need of transferring any files. It is integrated with Itunes, iPad, iPod, and iPhone. Play anything using iTunes on your Mac or iPhone, and it can be seamlessly synced to your PC, turning it into another speaker.
  • Shairport4w allows streaming media to be saved on disk. This feature means that users can utilize the AirPlay feature of Apple to transfer media files. This is similar to AirDrop, but for media files. Users would require to install a PlugIn, an extension of the app, to utilize this feature. 
  • Shairport4w works as a Bluetooth receiver, but for AirPlay. After installing the software, users can minimize it and let it run in the background. The software does not interfere with any activities on your computer. The only thing it does is allowing media from Apple-approved devices to be streamed on it.

Shairport4w is a light, simple but functional software that allows easy streaming of media from iOS to Windows. This software was released back in 2013 but is still being worked on as an open source project. It works great with Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows. As for Windows 10, many users are experiencing media interruptions now and then. However,  it is still a great tool if you need to stream media once in a while.

Requires Windows operating system
Works best on Windows 7 and previous versions
Needs very little storage space

Allows for streaming audio from iOS devices to Windows.
Open-source software ensures continuous improvements and updates.
Simple and intuitive user interface enhances user experience.

Interface appears old-fashioned and not intuitive.
Limited compatibility with non-Apple devices.
Lacks advanced customization options.
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I found this software to be extremely useful; I was able to stream music onto my Windows laptop easily using it, which proved to be super important for me when I was having a party. All that you need is an iTunes library, and come on, who doesn't have one of those these days?! A password can be used if you would like an additional step to make sure that everything is private, which I took the liberty of doing. Overall, I highly recommend downloading this software, since it proved to be useful in my life, and I think it could help you with yours too.
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Shairport4w for Windows is the answer for people who have music on an outside device like their phone or iPod and are sick of all the wires. This free program lets you stream music wirelessly. All you really need is an iTunes music library. This is a great program because it solves the annoying problems of constantly plugging in wires to access your music.
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image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Aidan
This is a very old and outdated software. However its functionality was very useful back in the days as this app could be used to play music anywhere in the house. Have you ever taught of playing music in the bathroom while you take a shower? Back in the days in 2013 when this software was invented, no phones were water proof and hence you could not take a phone to your shower and listen to music. This app made it possible to listen to music in any corner of your house just by installing it on a pc and using an amplifier connected to your speaker.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Aidan
I am using this windows software incredibly useful. Downloaded and working in minutes, and very easy to setup. If anyone use this application Airplay music from a tablet or phone to your computer. It gives various sound effect enabled with Airplay around my house. It works like apple or android, been using source forge for long time. But sometimes likely slowdown, some stutter so search kept in other options. And also thank you for developing person for creating this software.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Nathan
Shairport4w is aa software that one can use to airplay music wirelessly from an iOS device such as iPod/iPad/iPhone/iTunes to your PC. It does not require file to be transferred. Shairport4w allows streaming media to be saved on disc and works as well as a Bluetooth receiver. It is easy to set up and occupies a small space on the device. Perfect for playing music in any part of the house wirelessly
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I love using Shairport4w for Windows because it makes jamming out to my favorite tunes and music so convenient. Not only does it give me a way to stream top hits on my computer, but it also gives me a way to synch up my computer to my Apple devices that are set up with my music preferences, like my iPod and iTunes account.
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Shairport4w is a free, open-source program for Windows that allows users to stream music from their Mac or iOS devices to their Windows PC. It uses AirPlay technology to wirelessly stream audio from an Apple device to a Windows PC and supports a variety of audio formats, including AAC, MP3, WAV, and AIFF.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Theo J.
I have been using Shairport4w for some time now, and overall it has been a good experience. The setup was easy, and the application itself is very user friendly. It works with multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac and Linux. The audio quality is good and the streaming is reliable. It also supports AirTunes authentication, allowing for secure streaming. The one downside is that the software does not support gapless playback. Other than that, it's a great application for streaming music.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Cole Agre
I have been using Shairport4w software for the past few weeks and it has been quite reliable. I like the fact that it is easy to set up and use. It supports many audio formats, which is great. The sound quality is good and I have had no trouble streaming my music. I have encountered some minor issues with connection stability, but nothing major.
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I found Shairport4w to be quite good and easy to use, although it did take me a while to get it set up - it wasn't as straight forward as I had hoped.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Angus H.
The software effectively allows for streaming audio from iOS devices to a Windows computer. The installation process is straightforward and the interface is user-friendly. The audio quality is clear and reliable.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner George Farrel
The software provides a simple and effective solution for streaming audio from Apple devices to Windows computers.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Fraser
Shairport4w is a software product that facilitates the streaming of audio files from an iOS device directly to a Windows machine. Its key feature is that it acts as an AirPlay receiver, making it simple and convenient for users to listen to their favorite music on a larger system. The software supports audio metadata such as album art and track information, enhancing the user experience.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Muhammad
This program smoothly streams audio from iOS devices to a Windows PC, with minimal delay and excellent sound quality.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Luke
Effortlessly streams music, occasionally suffers minor connectivity issues.
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