Google’s Chromecast is a sweet device to stream you digital Content into your not-so-smart TV. You can play YouTube videos,Netflix, Hulu, Google Play Music & Google Play movies directly on your TV from you smartphone. But all these apps don’t work in all regions. In India, for example, Netflix & Hulu services are not available. Only YouTube videos can be streamed to Chromecast. Chromecast App on your Smartphone or Tablet cannot play the Content which is saved on the device.
Wish there was a way out of this? Welcome to this Android app called AllCast.
AllCast is an ultimate Chromecast companion app that lets you stream the Content from your device to Chromecast. The working for Chromecast is simple. Install the app, connect your smartphone or Tablet to the same network as your Chromecast is connected to, & select the media from the app itself. You can stream videos, music & even photos from your device to your TV.
AllCast is not restricted to Chromecast. You can stream your Content to WiFi-enabled TV or DLNA-enabled device. For that matter, this app supports Amazon Fire TV, Xbox 360 & Roku, among others. When you are searching for device the TV automatically shows up in the list. Simply select the device & play the Content. Another feature of AllCast is that you can play the Content from Cloud & Server. If your computer is connected to the same network you can select the Content from that device & stream on your TV. You can do the same with the Cloud service like Google Drive or OneDrive as the app currently supports only these 2 Cloud services.
Here’s a video on how this app works:
AllCast is only available on Android OS & not on Windows Phone or iOS. There is one more catch: the free version lets you play Content only for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes you only have the option of replay. To go on, you need to purchase the premium version of this app. This is available for US $4.99.
The app has been developed by a team called ClockworkMod.
You may click here to download AllCast on your Android device.
Image Credit: Google play/AllCast
Video Credit: YouTube/AllCast