Whether you’re making an audio recording, using Windows Cortana, or having a good old Skype chat, you need a microphone. While most computers come with a built-in microphone, you could end up needing one if you’re using a standard desktop. Use Android as microphone for your PC is apparently a viable option since you can do everything with Android.
You can either spend some money and buy a cheap microphone, or spend more to have the broken one repaired. However, with the help of a nifty app from Wireless Orange, you can use Android as microphone for free.
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Step 1: Download the WO Mic app on your Android
WO Mic is a product by Wireless Orange, a service that offers the ability use external mic and webcam. Simply search for WO Mic in the Google Play Store on your Android, or download the app below. You can also purchase the pro version of the app for an ad-free experience with better sound quality.
Step 2: Install Client program and drivers on your PC
To enable the connection between your computer and your Android device, you need to install the correct drivers and setup program. You can download these files from the official Wireless Orange website for both Windows and Mac users.
- WO Mic Client setup program for Windows
- WO Mic device driver for Windows
- WO Mic Client package for Mac
Step 3: Connect and use Android as microphone
Once you have installed the drivers and client program on your computer, open the WO Mic app on your Android. Enter the Settings menu, tap on the “Transport” tab and select your preferred mode of connection (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB).
Now tap on “Audio source” and select the option depending on what your purpose of using the microphone. Now go back to the main screen of the app and press the “Start” button to begin.
If you are using Wi-Fi to use Android as microphone, you will be able to view an IP address above the microphone icon. Open the WO Mic client on your computer and enter the given IP address in the field named “Target IP address and press “Connect”.
Do you plan to save a few bucks by sticking to the WO Mic app, or is it just a temporary solution for you? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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