Play sounds is a lightweight background application that plays sound samples, ringtones, and other audio files. It also includes classic System 7 sounds. It requires macOS 10.9 and later. It is a 64-bit Universal Binary.
Drag files onto the app icon to queue them for playback. You can also right-click files and select Open With – Play Sounds. Or add the application and drag them to the Dock icon. Or use the Get Info panel in Finder to assign Play Sounds to be used for specific files or all files when double-clicked.
Play Sounds is not designed to replace iTunes. It does not have a user interface that allows you to pause/resume, adjust volume, and so forth. If you do not have it, you can stop it from playing by double-clicking on the app icon or clicking the icon in Dock.
Play Sounds was inspired from an application by David Blache called Play sound. Unfortunately, this application was lost when macOS stopped 32-bit apps with macOS Catalina. We recommend that you keep using macOS Mojave and earlier versions.