Soon after Google launched the $35 HDMI dongle a.k.a Chromecast well known Android developer Koushik Dutta released an app called AllCast. It allowed users to stream content stored on their Android devices to the dongle. Even though Google released an update which killed that feature a few months down the road after the SDK was opened up AllCast bounced back in all its glory. Dutta’s new AllCast Receiver companion app now enables users to stream media to just about any Android powered device.
When AllCast Receiver is installed on an Android device, that particular device shows up in AllCast’s list of compatible devices. So users can effectively stream content between Android smartphones and tablets, as well as on devices like the Ouya console or Google TV units. It can even be used with Dutta’ MIrror application to beam the device’s display on to the other device.
The app makes it easier for users to enjoy their photos and videos on the big screen. It opens up countless ways to stream local content from any Android device to another, the other device can directly be hooked up to a television set for an even better viewing experience.
The AllCast Receiver app is available for free from the App Store. However the AllCast app costs $4.99. A free trial version is available but it imposes a one minute viewing limit on pictures and videos.
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