Windows 11. (Image credit: Microsoft)
Microsoft’s new audio app will let users instantly access controls and easily switch between audio outputs
- Users will now be able to individually set the volume of different apps.
- The EarTrumpet audio app debuted on Windows 10 about five years ago.
- EarTrumpet was developed by former Microsoft developer Dave Amenta and Microsoft MVP Rafael Rivera.
Microsoft is developing a new Windows 11 audio app, which is presently in preview. The developers of EarTrumpet, one of the most popular third-party Windows audio apps, allege that Microsoft’s version of its upcoming audio app looks remarkably similar to theirs.
In the latest test build of Windows 11, the new audio app will let users instantly access controls in the taskbar and easily switch between audio outputs. Users will also be able to set the volume of individual apps.
These are some useful additions; however, they are just too similar to EarTrumpet’s features, which debuted on Windows 10 about five years ago.
Oh snap. Microsoft is catching up to EarTrumpet.
(Windows 11 Insider Build 25281, feature SoundOptions/42106010) pic.twitter.com/lgemXpE08j
— Rafael Rivera (@WithinRafael) January 19, 2023
EarTrumpet was developed by former Microsoft developer Dave Amenta and Microsoft MVP Rafael Rivera. Recently, the latter has even pointed out the similarities of Microsoft’s new Windows 11 feature saying, “Oh snap. Microsoft is catching up to EarTrumpet.”
Windows users have wanted a change in sound management for a long while, and shouldn’t have to rely on third-party solutions for that.
Microsoft has yet to publicly mention the new audio features in Windows 11 preview builds and the capability is masked behind an experimental flag.