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Renegade developer Koushik Dutta has launched AllCast on iOS, letting you stream music, photos and video from your iPad or iPhone to your TV.
AllCast, which has been around on Google Play since Dec 2013, supports Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and Xbox among other devices.
To use it, simply launch the app, locate what you want to stream, and tap the cast button at the bottom of your screen to select a target.
I tried the app on my iPhone 5s with my Chromecast and it worked like a charm. You can swipe through your photos manually or play them as a slideshow. With music, AllCast displays album art and song info on your TV during playback.
The app is free to download, but shows ads and a splash screen on your TV, and limits the duration of video playback. A $5 in-app purchase will get rid of these. If you own any of the supported receiver devices, this app is a must-have.
AllCast is available in the App Store now.
➤ AllCast [iOS/Android] (via Engadget)
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