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Airfoil 5.7

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

With Airfoil 5.7 [1], Rogue Amoeba adds full support for sending audio from any Mac source to Apple’s new HomePod (see “HomePod First Impressions: Let the (Apple) Music Play [2],” 12 February 2018). Airfoil can also handle volume and playback commands sent by the HomePod, with playback commands passed on to supported Mac audio sources [3], including Spotify and iTunes. The wireless audio broadcasting app also adds support for enhanced metadata and remote control with Downcast [4] on the Mac, adds title track support to djay Pro 2 [5], stops obscuring entries in the passcode field used for the Apple TV, and clears keychain items when performing a factory reset. ($29 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members [6], free update, 14.2 MB, release notes [7], 10.10+)