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AllCast arrives to Google Play -- makes it easy to ‘cast’ to the Xbox, Roku and many other devices
It was about a month ago that we reported on the then-new AllCast Beta 7, a beta app that gave Android users a taste of what the final experience would be like. At the time the only way to get the beta was directly through the developer, but no longer is that the case. AllCast has now ditched the beta tag and has arrived to the Play Store!
Although the original incarnation of AllCast was designed to bring local content to the Chromecast, changes in Google’s API means that Chromecast is no longer a supported device. Instead, Koushik Dutta has baked in support for just about any DLNA-capable device such as the Apple TV, Roku, many smart TVs and most modern game systems — including the PS4 and Xbox One.
So what exactly does AllCast do? In short, in streams local content from your Android handset, tablet or set-top box over to most DLNA-compatible devices.
It’s important to note however, that while the download is free, getting full functionality will require you to pay $4.99 for the unlock key. Without the unlock key you’ll be limited on how long video lengths can be, and there will also be ads and slash-screens present.
For more details or to grab the app, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.