There is a range of applications spanning several platforms that can be used to play AY files. They are as follows:
This was the first AYPlayer to appear. It's a plug-in for DeliTracker on the Amiga.
Click here to download the latest versions of DeliTracker & DeliAY - (Can be found in the Players section)
This was the first PC AYPlayer. It improves on DeliAY by emulating the ZX Spectrum internal 'beeper'. AYPLAY is currently discontinued (pending update) due to incompatibility with newer AY files which utilise IM2 routines.
Micro Speccy [Win32]
The first Win32 AYPlayer. It plays all AY and Beeper tunes.
Click here to download the latest version of Micro Speccy - (Can be found in the Micro Speccy section)
AY Emulator [Win32]
This is the second Win32 AYPlayer. It was originally coded to play other formats of AY and YM music but now includes full support for AY files. It's the most advanced AYPlayer to date with many features and development continues.
Click here to download the latest version of AYE - (Can be found in the Emulator section)
This is the first AYPlayer for Linux/Unix and already includes some unique features.
DeliPlayer 2 [Win32]
DeliPlayer 2 is the spiritual successor to DeliTracker on the Amiga. It supports many formats, including AY, as of version 2. It contains a powerfull and comprehensive playlist system and is highly configurable. The AY player implementation has been coded by Patrik Rak, the original designer of the AY file format. As of October 2008 the DeliPlayer 2 website has been closed and all further development stopped. You can however download the last released version by clicking here.
SpecAY [ZX Spectrum]
SpecAY is a ZX Spectrum program that can play Spectrum AY files. The author has also created an MS-DOS utility which converts AY files into .TAP files that you can load directly into an actual Spectrum.
P/ECE AY Player [P/ECE]
P/ECE AY Player is the first portable AY player application. It runs on the P/ECE, which is a portable console released only in Japan. This player is based on the source code of aylet.
NEZplug is a plug-in for WinAmp. It's a general purpose plug-in supporting AY and other formats such as GBS, HES, and NSF.
Audio Overload [Mac OS X/Win32]
Audio Overload is the first Mac AYPlayer. It also supports other audio formats such as HES, KSS, NSF, SPC, etc.
AYLet.gp2x is the first AY Player available for the GP2X handheld console. It's a port of aylet.
N-Player [UIQ3 Mobile Phones]
N-Player is the first AY Player for mobile phones.