Koush adds Chromecast support to AllCast (Update: available now)

February 4, 2014
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Update: The updated AllCast app has already hit the Play Store packing Chromecast support and a few other bug fixes as well. Click here to download it!

Following the release of a Chromecast SDK as part of the latest Play Services update, Koushik Dutta announced that his AllCast app will soon be able to stream to the Chromecast again.

Currently, AllCast allows streaming of local content to DLNA compatible devices such as Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, or PlayStation. Now that the Chromecast SDK lets all developers connect their apps to the Chromecast, the ability to stream media is coming to Google’s HDMI stick, the device for which AllCast was originally created.

Dutta launched AllCast in August of last year, but an update to the stick’s firmware closed it down to all but a few apps that were specifically approved by Google. At that time, Dutta alleged Google was snubbing AllCast to appease media content partners, but Google reassured users that open access would be reinstated when the SDK launches.

And Google kept its word – Koushik Dutta announced on Google Plus that he re-added Chromecast support to AllCast using the new SDK. As Google promised yesterday, using the SDK is very easy – Dutta said the update was “trivial” and that it only took him about 20 minutes.

As soon as Koush updates AllCast, Chromecast users will finally have a simple way to view content from their mobile devices on the big screen. The developer put together the video below to demo the feature; it’s not clear if the long response times are a permanent issue or something that a future update could solve.

AllCast is available in the Play Store in a demo version that limits the viewing of images and videos to one minute, as well as a full version that costs $4.99.

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