On December 23, 2019, Airfoil for Windows was retired. The product is no longer in development, nor available for purchase. While Airfoil for Windows will likely continue to work for some time to come, it is now officially unsupported. We regretfully recommend that users find alternate solutions for streaming audio from their Windows PCs.
Users who previously purchased may download the last version of Airfoil for Windows from our Legacy page.
The first version of Airfoil for Mac was released in 2005, and we quickly heard from many Windows users requesting a version for their platform as well. Though Rogue Amoeba has always been a Mac-focused software company, it was clear that we were uniquely suited to help folks on Windows stream audio around the home. We thus worked hard to create a high-quality Windows version of Airfoil, and the first version shipped in May 2006, a little over a year later.
Over the next 13 years, across dozens of updates, we made it possible to stream from PCs to the AirPort Express, Apple TV, third-party AirPlay hardware, Bluetooth outputs, and Chromecast devices. At the end of 2019, however, the time came to retire Airfoil for Windows.
There were several factors which led to this decision, but the most important was the drop in sales we'd seen on the Windows platform. Sales had slowed substantially in recent years, in no small part due to a move by Windows users to stream audio via mobile devices, rather than from their desktops or laptops. While Airfoil for Mac still enjoys heavy usage, Airfoil for Windows is now less essential to users than it has been in the past, and that's a trend that’s not likely to reverse. In recent years, sales of Airfoil for Windows have fallen below an acceptable threshold.
This was not a capricious decision, and after more than thirteen years of development, we are sad to leave users behind. We did good work on Airfoil for Windows, and we're proud to have served our Windows users well for over a decade. Nevertheless, the time has now come for us to move on. We hope those who used Airfoil for Windows can find other solutions for streaming audio.