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Airfoil 5.5

Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil 5.5, a major update to the wireless audio broadcasting app that adds support for streaming audio to Google Chromecast devices (including Chromecast Audio, the second-generation Chromecast Video, and the original stick-shaped Chromecast model). The update also improves how Airfoil works with the Airfoil Satellite app for Mac and iOS, adding support for AppleScript, displaying Airfoil Satellite instantly, and offering optional global hotkeys for playback control. The release also no longer separates speakers out by type in the main window, and it improves handling of missing audio output devices. ($29 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 14.4 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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