The Apple TV and Google Chromecast are pretty cool, but I know I’m not the only one who wishes I could stream whatever media I want to whatever device I want, without worrying about proprietary standards.
Until we get a universal API, we have AllCast for Android, an app that can stream content to an Apple TV, a Roku, an Xbox, a Samsung Smart TV, and so on. You name it, and AllCast supports it… except, perplexingly, for ChromeCast.
Currently in beta and created by some of the minds behind CyanogenMod, AllCast can stream content from your local storage or online services like Dropbox or Google Drive to any DLNA-compatible device.
The app isn’t freely available to everyone yet, though. If you want to give AllCast a drive, you need to join the C lockworkMod beta testers group before being able to grab the download. Luckily, though, no rooting is required: this is available on Google Play.
As for ChromeCast support, the issue seems to be the fact that the Cast SDK still isn’t officially released, and should be restored once Google makes it available to all.
Awesome app. Now can we get this on iOS too?