For quite some time, AllCast was an Android-only service. However, it’s now available onto the iOS App Store. The app gives users the ability to stream content to various smart TVs ad standalone set-top devices like Xbox, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
AllCast uses DLNA to stream content and needs just minimal configuration before users can watch the content on any devices using the same wireless network of their iPad or iPhone. The setup will vary with the device –Fire TV owners will need the AllCast app installed and Xbox 360 owner will need to go to their settings and enable the option, “Play To”.
Once this has been done, users can open the iOS AllCast app, choose their media and pick the connected device to begin the playback.
The AllCast technology is similar to the Apple AirPlay technology, which is a system developed to by Apple that lets owners to stream content wirelessly on their Macs and iOS devices to their HDTVs. AirPlay, however, can support mirroring, which uses an Apple TV to show an iOS or Mac device screen on HDTV.
The AllCast icon can be found in the lower corner of the app, letting users beam videos, music, pictures and other content from their iOS and various services to their connected HDTVs.
People can obtain a free version of the AllCast app through the iOS App Store, and is compatible on the iPad and iPhone. A premium version can be unlocked for $5 – this will eliminate the advertisements and lets users playback longer video streams.