Looking to stream content from your Android device to your TV? Don’t own a Chromecast? Try checking out AllCast, which just left beta and is now available in the Google Play Store. Unlike some solutions, it supports streaming to DLNA-enabled devices, but also includes support for Apple products such as the Apple TV. Oddly, support for Chromecast is not yet available (it’s Google’s fault apparently), and the app is still fairly limited, but it does have some useful features.
AllCast only allows you to stream videos and photos right now, which means streaming music is off of the menu for now, though according to the Google Play Store that feature is coming soon. It’s also easy to use: simply open up AllCast, find the media you want to stream, and then choose the destination for it. Provided both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network, you should be good to go. Hopefully when Chromecast support does come, you’ll be able to stream local files to the dongle; a feature Google has yet to enable.
The app supports the Roku, Apple TV, the Xbox 360, the Xbox One, Samsung Smart TVs, Panasonic Smart TVs, Google TV products such as the Logitech Revue, and other DLNA renderers. TechCrunch also found that it supports a range of AirPlay devices. AllCast is available from the Google Play Store for free, or $4.99 for the paid version which will remove ads.