Whether you are chatting with your friends on Skype or discussing tactics in an online game, a microphone can be very useful for your computer. But what if you don't have one? You probably have a smartphone - you can use your smartphone as a microphone for your computer, and it's incredibly easy to set up.
One of the best ways to achieve this is to use the WO Mic. With this program, you can use USB, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi to connect your smartphone's microphone to your computer. It's completely free, low-latency, and will work just like a standard microphone in any application.
You can download it from WO Mic website - download PC client and PC driver. Install them both. Then download the app for Android or iOS. Run the program on the PC. Go to Connection> Connect and select a transport type.
We detail the steps for the different options below.
Connect via Bluetooth:
First, turn on Bluetooth on your computer. Your computer will now be discoverable by other devices. Then turn on Bluetooth on your phone. The exact location of this option will vary on your device, but it's usually in Settings, perhaps under the Connections category. Pair your phone with the computer. A confirmation notification should appear on your computer. In Windows WO Mic, select Bluetooth and phone from the Target Bluetooth Device drop-down list. Click OK.
In the WO Mic app on your phone, tap the settings gear, tap Transport, and select Bluetooth. Return to the screen and tap the play icon to start broadcasting your voice.
Connect via USB:
This method only works on Android. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable. Windows may be prompting you to install a driver, so follow this process. Then turn on USB debugging from developer options on your phone. Your phone should be recognized by Windows as a device. What is Android USB Debugging Mode? Here's how to turn it on: In Windows WO Mic, select USB as the transport type. Click OK. In the WO Mic app on your phone, tap the settings gear, tap Transport, and select USB. Return to the screen and tap on the play icon to activate the phone's microphone.
Connect via Wi-Fi:
Connect to Wi-Fi on Windows 10 With this method, both your phone and computer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. In the WO Mic app on your phone, tap the settings gear, tap Transport, and select Wi-Fi. Return to the screen and tap the play icon. A gray banner with a number at the end should appear at the top. This is the IP address. In Windows WO Mic, select Wi-Fi as the transport type. Click OK. In the Server IP address field, enter the IP address from the application. Click OK to start using the microphone.
Connect via Wi-Fi Direct:
This method requires you to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot and use network data. Use this as a last resort; if your computer does not have its own internet connection and the other methods above are not suitable. First, create a mobile hotspot from your phone. Then you need to connect your computer to this hotspot. Press the Windows key + I to open Settings, go to Network & Internet> Wi-Fi and select a hotspot. In the WO microphone app on your phone, tap the settings gear, tap Transport, and select Wi-Fi Direct. Return to the screen and tap the play icon. In Windows WO Mic, select Wi-Fi Direct as the transport type. In the Access Point IP Address field, leave the default value of 192.168.43.1. Click OK and you are done.
There are alternatives to the WO Mic, but they require the use of an audio connector. Megaphone Free for iOS, Mic for Android, and Mic for Windows Phone should do the trick. Download these apps, plug your phone into your Windows PC into the headphone jack, and the phone will act as a computer microphone.