AllCast — Cast photos, music, and video to your Chromecast
By AllCast LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
AllCast casts your iPhone's local photos, music, and videos to your TV. You can also stream them from popular cloud providers such as Dropbox, Instagram, Google+, and Google Drive.
Stream photos and videos from cloud providers to your big screen.
AllCast lets you cast to:
* Apple TV
* Amazon Fire TV
* Xbox 360, Xbox One
* Samsung, Sony and Panasonic Smart TVs
* Other DLNA Renderers
No setup necessary. It just works like magic.
AllCast Premium: Upgrade to remove ads and receive all of AllCast's premium features.
AllCast Premium includes:
* No advertisements
* No splash screens
* No limits on video lengths
To purchase AllCast Premium just tap AllCast Premium from the home screen and tap Purchase AllCast Premium.
What's New in Version 1.0.60
* Fix occasional crash for Instagram users
* Fix crash when when browsing DLNA Media server directories that contain .iso files
Good but needs refinement
I had no problems during the setup, and the app streamed my pictures, camera videos, and music to my ComCast device effortlessly. *** However ***, was disappointed to find it would not stream videos on my native Videos app. Also, music *** takes a VERY long time to load *** (I have about 3k songs), and VERY disappointed that there is *** not an option to group music by Artist ***. Closest grouping was by Album, but who the hell remembers the names of all the albums they have music for - useless grouping for trying to find specific tunes by artist.
I'm not sure if this app has any control over the quality of the sound or if the sound quality is a Chromecast-Audio hardware issue, but when I compare the quality of the sound between using iTunes on my iPhone pugged directly to my AudioEngine 2 speakers vs. AllCast sending the music to the Chromecast device, the former is better quality. For much of my music, the AllCast sounds fine, but for other songs, played via the Chromecast is definitely inferior.
Does exactly what it's supposed to do
I have external speakers hooked up to my tv as an entertainment system. I also have a chrome cast. I was debating on purchasing a Bluetooth speaker to play music in my room until I found this app. Now, I'm able to stream my music to the chrome cast and play the sounds through my speakers. Very pleased with this app.