AllCast beta 184.108.40.206 comes with full support for streaming audio and video to Amazon’s $99 set-top-box, and, according to Dutta, quality is superior to both the Chromecast and the Apple TV. This is possible due to the open nature of the APIs in the Android-based Fire TV, which enabled the developer to add Fire TV support to AllCast in a matter of hours. And, because the Fire TV’s APIs are more powerful, video, and audio quality are way better than on the Chromecast. Google’s $35 dongle only supports WebRTC for streaming, which causes video and audio issues when streaming movies.
As you can see from the videos, with AllCast running on the Nexus 5, you can easily mirror the screen on the TV, play lag-sensitive games like Flappy Bird, or stream a movie in decent conditions.
The AllCast update is rolling out now and, besides the added Fire TV support, also brings fixes for bugs, crashes, and performance issues.
Download or update AllCast from the Play Store.