News by Andrew Kameka on Monday November 25, 2013.
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Though Google made changes that unintentionally halted AllCast, an app that supported streaming video from an Android device to Chromecast, Allcast's developer has bounced back with support for several other streaming services.
AllCast now works with Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Sony PS3, Samsung Smart TVs, and several other devices that support DLNA. The app has been shown on beta as able to "Cast to ALL the things" as a way of showcasing its enhanced flexibility. There are now multiple ways for the app to share the video stored on a local smartphone or tablet to a bigger screen.
A temporary beta app is shown below that will cease working on December 1, meaning we can expect an updated beta version by then, leading up to an official release. There are known issues with the HTC One, but most modern Android devices seem to be compatible. This version of AllCast does not support Chromecast, but in light of Google hosting a hackathon to encourage Chromecast development, that may change in the future. In the meantime, here's a demo of AllCast streaming to several different TV add-ons.
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Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.