Listen to iPhone music or podcasts on Mac speakers

Can iPhone sound be heard through MacBook speakers?

I listen to a lot of music on YouTube these days, but I still have music files and podcast files on my iPhone. Especially when listening to podcasts, I listen to it on my iPhone. Mac also has a podcast app, but the subscription list is synced, but it's not syncing up to where you've listened to.

If you can listen to music through speakers, how about using the MacBook speakers to listen to music or podcasts on your iPhone? Because MacBook speakers are bigger and better than iPhones.

I had a similar thought in 2009. therefore  In 2009, before the iPhone was released in Korea, I listened to music from iPods and PDA phones through MacBook speakers.. At that time, I used an earphone extension cable to connect the iPod and the MacBook and used an app called LineIn on the MacBook.

In the old MacBook, there was an input terminal for inputting a microphone called Line-in.


You can play music on your iPhone and listen to it on your MacBook speakers!

You can use the audio recording function of QuickTime Player on Mac. Do not record, just use monitoring mode. Connect with the USB Lightning cable, not the earphone extension cable.

Play music or podcasts on your iPhone and listen to them through the speakers of your MacBook. You can listen to it through iPhone speakers, but it is better to listen to it through MacBook speakers. It would be better if it was wireless, but if you connect the iPhone to the MacBook, it can also be charged.





How to listen to iPhone sound through MacBook speakers

Among the basic apps on Mac, there is QuickTime Player that plays music files or video files. I can't remember which version of Mac OS it was from, but I can watch and record videos on iPhone or iPad with QuickTime Player on Mac. It doesn't work wirelessly, you have to connect the iPhone to the Mac with a USB cable. You can use this function.


  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable.
  2. Open QuickTime Player and click 'Record New Audio' from the menu.
    It's not about recording. This will open the audio window.
  3. You can select the microphone source by clicking on the little arrow next to the red record button, where the iPhone is selected.
  4. When playing on an iPhone, the sound comes from the MacBook speaker, not the iPhone.





Adjusting the volume

It's an audio recording window, but I didn't click the record button, so I don't record and just meet Sorin.

You can also adjust the volume right here. This is the volume you play on your iPhone, not the volume on your Mac. You can do the Mac volume from the original menu.


You can connect the iPad to the sidecar using a USB cable, but you can do it wirelessly with the Air Player. However, it is not possible to send sound or video from iPhone to MacBook through Airplay. If this is the case, it may not be possible to connect it with a USB cable. Using the MacBook's speakers with the iPhone is fun and useful. I think this is a good thing if you use all Apple products.



I thought it would be nice to use it like this, and then I find a way. If there is no function originally provided, it is not for the original purpose, but using the function achieves the desired purpose. If you do that, someday, technology will develop more conveniently and service will be made more accessible. In 2009 and 2021, my goals were the same and the means were similar, but the means became more convenient little by little.



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