AllCast App Update Brings Lock Screen Controls And More


Chromecast is a $35 HDMI dongle made by Google. The company says that it has already sold “millions” of Chromecast units just in the U.S., so it goes without saying that this dongle has proven to be quite a hit. If you happen to own one then you might have heard about the AllCast app for Chromecast. It was first launched right after Chromecast went up for sale. It allowed users to stream local content from their devices. Google dropped the banhammer initially but when the Chromecast API was opened up, AllCast regained its crucial feature. The developer has now launched a new AllCast update which brings even more new features.

Some tweaks have been made to the user interface as well. There’s a new “now playing” screen, one that’s displayed when content is being streamed from the device to the dongle. Moreover, the app now offers basic lock screen controls, allowing users to control functions like play, pause or forward without having to unlock their device.

The AllCast app for Android is now also capable of displaying album art when its being used to stream music to a Chromecast connected TV. Other nifty changes include ability to control Chromecast volume control with phone volume buttons, better playback controls, better playlist management and a plethora of bug fixes. AllCast is offered for free, albeit its ad-supported. There’s a premium version on sale for $4.99 which removes all advertisements.

Read more about Apps and chromecast.

Take action: Like | G+ | Tweet | Pin | User Comments

You May Also Like

Tidal Chromecast Support Is Finally Here

Google Is Integrating Chromecast Support Into Chrome

Chromecast Could Soon Support Facebook For Android Video Streaming

Google Renames Chromecast App To Google Cast

Vimeo For Android Now Supported On Chromecast

HBO Now Gets Chromecast Support On iOS And Android

Google Slides Gets Chromecast Support To Aid With Presentations

AllCast Receiver Enables Media Streaming To Any Android Device

Most Shared

Your Netflix Binge Watching Isn’t Doing The Environment Any Favors

Hasbro Is Letting You Vote For Monopoly’s New Tokens Online

Nintendo Hid A Message For Hackers In The NES Classic

Final Fantasy XV Glitch Exposes Unexplored, Unused Areas In The Game

Razer Confirms Two Prototypes Were Stolen At CES

Valve Apparently Prototyped Half-Life 3 As An RTS

Tim Cook Teases ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ For The iPhone

Retro-bit Brings Nintendo’s Game Boy Back From The Dead

Man Claims His MacBook Pro Saved Him From Taking A Bullet

News Broadcast Accidentally Tells Alexa To Order Dollhouses

Verizon Gets Rid Of Two-Year Contracts For Smartphone Upgrades

Mass Effect 2 Is Now Free To Download (For A Limited Time)

Meet Acorn, The OS That Almost Made Its Way Onto The iPhone

Blizzard Will Punish Players Who Exploited Overwatch’s Mei’s Bug

iOS 10 Now Installed On 76% Of iOS Devices

Energous’ ‘True’ Wireless Charging To Ship Later This Year