Developer: Paul O'Neill
Current Version: 2.99.7
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Download Size: 2.3 MB - Download
AudioSwitcher is a menu bar that allows you to switch quickly between all available input and output devices. In addition you can change the volume of any device without having to change your current input / output.
You can quickly change the sample rate or output to multiple devices at the same time.
Using the preferences screen you can choose to ignore certain devices, set a default start-up input or output device as well as it’s volume.
AudioSwitcher supports any device available to the system: USB, HDMI, Thunderbolt, Bluetooth etc.
AudioSwitcher is ideal if you have multiple sound devices attached to your Mac and want to be able to switch between them without having to use System Preferences.
Things to be aware of:
- If you have headphones physically plugged in then your internal speakers are disabled - AudioSwitcher get around this hardware limitation.
- Apple no longer allow 3rd party apps to see or view AirPlay devices
- This is a menubar app - once it’s launched you need to click on the menubar icon
-- Fixed a bug where startup devices would be restored even when the preference had subsequently been disabled
Most Helpful Reviews
Exactly what I needed! - I have a very simple need. I have two Thunderbolt displays side-by-side. I wanted to be able to play audio through both displays AND be able to control the volume from the keyboard. AudioSwitcher had me configured and running in less than a minute. As an added benefit I can easily set the volume for each display. This allows me to compensate for the partial deafness in my right ear. I look forward to exploring the abundant options available. Well worth the $0.99!
Unnecessary - This almost ruined a conference call for with prospctive clients because it failed to work with the webinar system I was using. I’ve found out it’s really not even needed. Just put volume control in the menu bar and hold the option key while clicking on it.
More Reviews for Current Version
Couldn't figure out the keyboard shortcut interface - I bought this app because I was hoping to set keyboard shortcuts for each output device. There's a keyboard shortcut section in the settings screen but I can't figure out how it's supposed to work. Being able to set a startup device and a default volume for each device is useful, though.
Does not solve no output control for Dell U3818Dw monitor - I have a MackBook Pro 15in 2016, Catalina 10.15.2 with a Dell U3818DW. The MacBook indicated the connection is DisplayPort through the USB C connection. The system Preferences for sound indicate that "The selected device has no output controls" for the speakers, therefore I canno change the volume except in iTunes. This is not a fault of the app. It would have been nice to know this in advance. Otherwise a nice app and worth the money.