New Chromecast app lets you share everything in your Android gallery from the developer of Helium and ROM Manager

July 30, 2013
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The Chromecast news continues to come in as developers getting their hands on this wonderful device have begun to churn out applications for it. Word around the rumor mill states that most sites that offer video services are working on Chromecast apps right now. However, these are not ready yet. What is ready right now is a simple Chromecast app that allows you to share anything from your Android device’s gallery app.

Developer Koushik Dutta, who you may know as the developer of ClockworkMod Recovery, the Helium backup app, and ROM Manager, has developed an app for Chromecast that allows you to share whatever is in your Android gallery app. This includes pictures and videos. The kicker being that everything is shared at a full frame rate.

This is a really fun little app, especially for people out there who keep a lot of video and photo content on their Android devices. They can now use Chromecast to stream movies, home video, shows, and pretty much whatever else they have stored on their phones onto their television. Koush also mentions that he is working on another app that will share music and playlists.

Here’s the hard part, the app is not yet available for public consumption. 

I'm not allowed to distribute the APK, as that is against the terms of use of the beta SDK for the time being.
Koushik Dutta

According to the terms of service from the beta SDK he used to create the app, he cannot yet release any apps developed using that SDK. So for now, ladies and gentlemen, patience. He explains that even if he was able to distribute the APK, that they would have to have their devices whitelisted with his app. Far too much trouble currently for such an app. You can read the full details on his Google+ post.

So for now it’s just time to sit back, wait, and see when Google allows for app distributions. When it does become available, will anyone be picking it up?

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