Ever since Google announced the Chromecast streaming dongle we’ve been waiting for developers to start releasing apps that can truly take advantage of the little device. Koush, the dev behind ClockworkMod and ROM Manager has been working hard on multiple options for the device, as you know, and today has just released Beta 2 of his app which is now called AirCast.
Chromecast allows users to instantly stream YouTube, Google Play Music, Movies and TV, Pandora, Netflix and more, but the option are a little limited for now. Koush has been teasing tons of other easy ways to stream anything you’d like from your phone, not just Google’s few options, and now we get to try it ourselves.
Aircast will allow you to instantly share and “cast” videos and music from your smartphone or tablet gallery, DropBox, Google Drive or other cloud apps all with ease. Using the standard “share” option in Android you simply share to Koush’s app Aircast, and let the magic happen.
The app is currently in a limited beta, and Koush dropped the first version this weekend over on Google+. This afternoon however beta-2 has arrived with a few fixes, and sadly will only work for 48 hours. He can’t release the full app quite yet, as per the Chromecast developers rules, but soon enough it will be in the Google Play Store for all.
If you have a Chromecast and love to tinker, you’ll want to hit the via below and head to Google+ and get the new Aircast app from Koush, then start streaming whatever from wherever. Enjoy!