‘AirPlayServer’ turns any jailbroken device into an AirPlay receiver

By , Jun 13, 2013

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Looking for a quick and dirty way to turn any jailbroken iOS device into an Airplay receiver for audio? Have an old iPod touch laying around that’s collecting dust? If so, then you may want to have a look at a recently released tweak called AirPlayServer.

AirPlayServer is a tweak that allows you to use a jailbroken iOS device as an AirPlay speaker. In fact, if you hook a pair of speakers up to the device’s headphone jack, you’ll really have something special. Have a look inside for a brief video demo that shows how it works…

Once installed, there are no options to configure on the device. From here on out, AirPlayServer will be listening for a connection, and you can use any iOS device to connect to the device with AirPlayServer installed.

As stated, this can be really useful if you have a set of speakers hooked up to the device with AirPlayServer. Essentially, this allows you to have your own custom set of AirPlay enabled speakers.

AirPlayServer is a free jailbreak tweak and it’s available right now from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Keep in mind that this tweak only allows you to use voice over AirPlay, as video doesn’t appear to work. Let me know what your experience has been like with the tweak.

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  • Boss

    Who’s keeping their iPhone jailbreak instead of getting iOS 7?

    • William Melendez

      Too late for me. Running iOS 7 haven’t looked back.

      • patrick

        Me too, Also running ios 7, Miss Some tweaks though

      • Marc

        You could have gotten the iOS 7 tweak on Cydia

      • patrick

        Definitely not the same as the real ios 7

      • Marc

        yeah I agree 100%

      • Marc

        You can still downgrade without SHSH blobs! iDownloadblog has a post on that.

      • EpicFacepalm

        to iOS 6.1.3 without jailbreak unless you have SHSH blobs and A4 iDevice.

    • Marc

      I had an iPod 4. I sold it, I have no more iDevice. This is one of my last times on this blog. I’m getting a bit tired of Apple and the little freedom they give, but iOS 7 looks really really cool. That’s how Apple works, it has pros and cons and that’s okay. I will buy an iPod shuffle, and in probably two years I will create my own pc. A few months after that I may come back to Apple or get an Android, or nothing.

      • bn326160

        ok

      • Marc

        Well I will still go to this blog sometimes… It’s so addicting. :)

    • Marc

      I disabled my ipod and was forced to update to iOS 6.1.3 :( But I can’t get iOS 7 because I have an iPod 4. I’m going to sell my ipod, because I’m realizing that my iPod is becoming useless and kind of boring.

    • coLin

      probably you have two or more iPhones ‘laying around’ that you can use for this tweak :)

  • Ian

    I found this the day it came out. FYI, I have an iPod 4 (and 5) so I can’t upgrade to iOS 7. I tried it out, and it’s pretty nice. I don’t notice a battery issue with it always on. But, when I lock the screen, it’s very staticy and broken up. Yet when I unlock it, it goes smooth. I will still use Airfloat then. It’s very nice. Just open up the app, and you’re good to go. Just make sure the screen is on when you connect, then you can turn it off.

  • Joel Watson

    This is the same as “airfloat” isn’t it?

    • seyss

      lol @ your pic

      • Marc

        I was going to say that too hahaha

      • Bobby McBobson

        ok

      • Yo

        why do u lol at this pic

  • johndhynes

    My wife broke off an earpod plug in the iPad and now the speaker doesn’t work, so I installed this tweak on my iPhone and now the sound can come out my phone when I’m using my iPad. It beats carrying around a Bluetooth speaker!

  • seyss

    no video

  • Ricky

    Tried it but when you make the device sleep the sounds slows down like lag

    • Alexander Pankratov

      true! this is sad =(

  • EpicFacepalm

    Sorry for the misunderstanding, I’ve edited my response. Oh and your avatar is not bad either (no sarcasm).

    • Yo

      Oh I understand what you’re saying now.

  • Sander V

    On iPod touch 2th gen, MC model, I get the following error:

    There was an error loading the preference bundle for Airplayserver.

    Help?

  • Worko

    “There was an error loading the preference bundle for AirPlayServer”

    I get this is settings when trying to turn it on. Any ideas why that would be?

    Thanks!