After being available on Android and Amazon, AllCast is now branching out into the second biggest mobile platform, iOS. With this, users of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch can stream photos, videos and music directly to a television screen. AllCast also brings a wide range of supported devices, making it an ideal choice for media streaming without any limitations.
The launch of AllCast on the iOS platform gives iPhone and iPad owners a chance to taste the world outside Apple's ecosystem, which has Airplay for streaming content to Apple TV. With AllCast, iOS device users can beam content to Amazon Fire TV, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Roku, WDTV, Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic Smart TVs, Google's Chromecast, Apple TV and other DLNA compatible devices, according to the app's description on iTunes.
- Download AllCast app to iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or later
- Connect to your Wi-Fi network
- Launch AllCast on your iPhone and tap the broadcast icon
- Select your media device where the content has to be streamed
- Stream photos, videos and music stored on the device
- Users can also link media server or other sources like Instagram, Dropbox and Google Drive to stream network and cloud content.
AllCast is available for free download on iOS devices, but there is a premium of $4.99 to remove ads, splash screens and limits on video lengths.
Developer Koushik Dutta originally launched AllCast as AirCast with an idea to help users share locally stored files on a handset. At first, the service was blocked by Google's Chromecast but last year everything changed. Since then, the app has undergone several upgrades for better syncing with other streaming media devices. There's even an AllCast Receiver companion app that can turn any Android device into an AllCast target. It is good to see AllCast expand into new platforms as this might help it to grow in the future.