AllCast streaming app officially arrives on iOS

Nate Swanner - Jan 13, 2015, 12:31pm CST
AllCast streaming app officially arrives on iOS

AllCast, the storied casting app for Android, is finally making its way to iOS. After a healthy run on Android, the casting app has finally landed on iOS, letting users toss their videos and pictures onto the big(ger) screen. The app works with locally stored content as well as files you have in more popular cloud storage solutions like Dropbox or iCloud. You can also stream from your Instagram or Google+ account onto your TV, too. AllCast supports Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, and Apple TV.

Android users (like myself) are well versed in AllCast lore. The streaming app had a rough start, with Developer Koushik Dutta claiming Google purposefully thwarted his efforts early on by changing Chromecast guidelines. Cooler heads prevailed, Google explained themselves, and Dutta worked to get AllCast to the masses.

We’ve given AllCast for iOS a shot, and it’s as seamless and easy as the Android version. Music also streams, but it is limited to iTunes content — a letdown for streaming fans. Still, everything cast easily, and there was no compromise on quality.

A free version of the app is what you’ll find on the App Store, but it has ads. The free version also limits the time you’ll get in video playback, so if you want to share home movies (or don’t want to see ads), the $5 in-app purchase is one you should spring for.

Source: AllCast, App Store

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