AllCast Beta 7 makes it easy to cast videos to all your DLNA-enabled devices

by: Andrew GrushNovember 25, 2013


When Google made changes to its API that left the 3rd party app AllCast without Chromecast functionality, developer Koushik Dutta decided to go back to the drawing board.

Starting in AllCast Beta 7, users can now cast their Google Drive and locally stored content over to any DLNA-capable device including many popular game systems (Xbox One, PS3, etc), Apple TV and most smart TVs. Due to the currently locked nature of Chromecast, the app does not support Google’s streaming device, however.

So how well does AllCast work? It’s actually very stable considering this is really just a test version of the app. Not only does AllCast ‘cast’ the video files over to devices quickly, it plays them smoothly without any artifacts or choppiness. Of course, it is a beta and so occasional bugs are to be expected.

At least for the time being, the app is not available through Google Play and instead must be downloaded via the developer. It’s also worth noting that the app will “self destruct” on December 1st, which we assume means that Koushik will have a newer version of AllCast ready to go around that timeframe. Unless you really want to test it now, it might be better to wait, though we’ll leave that up to you.

If you’re interested in checking out the app right away, you’ll want to click here. For those that have already tried it, what do you think of AllCast — is it a worthy alternative to Chromecast or not?

  • Android Developer

    typo on the article (multiple times) : DLNA and not DNLA .

    • MasterMuffin

      Brain fart :D

      • Android Developer


        • MasterMuffin

          You’ve got to catch up with da interwebz slang, google it :)

          • Android Developer

            is master muffin also an internet slang?

          • MasterMuffin

            No :D

    • Mike – Construction Contractor

      I love reading helpful information only to scroll down to the comments and see people up in arms about typos.

      The people that point out typos are probably the same that text, “Wat u up 2”

      I understand correcting a problem but there is something to be said about reading, understanding, and going on to the next topic.

      I highly doubt anything read this thinking ‘DNLA’ was a new technology competing with DLNA. Now if he called it ‘LADN’, that would warrant a concern.

      • Android Developer

        didn’t mean to hurt anyone. seems like it got fixed.

  • John Doe

    Please allow for full device access ‘preset your full device screen onto the DLNA device’ And would buy the app ..

  • Shark Bait

    This is why i prefer android, I imagine this would be hard (possibly impossible on other systems)
    Well done developers for doing cool things! (i just wish i had something to use this with)

  • Pedro Fernandez Ruiz

    what model of Roku do you have? ROKU HD 2500R? that supports DLNA?

  • paul

    Just installed on nexus 7 (1st gen) running kit Kat.

    App will not start

    Hope that feedback is useful

    Glad to see this app being developed