AllCast Beta lands on Google Play Store but requires joining Google+ community

December 1, 2013
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Koushik Dutta, more popularly known as Koush of CyanogenMod fame, has welcomed the month with an excellent announcement. AllCast, one of his many pet Android projects, has just been uploaded on Google Play Store for everyone to try out. Well, almost everyone.

AllCast is an app that basically lets users stream or send local media from their Android device to a number of supported devices, particularly set-top boxes and smart TVs. For now, the list of supported devices include, but are not limited to, Roku boxes, Apple TV, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as well as Samsung Smart TVs. But don't sweat if you have none of those fancy appliances, as any DLNA rendering device will also be able to receive streaming media from the app.

Just last week, Koush announced the release of AllCast Beta 7, with a rather ominous remark about that version self-destructing on December 1st. And now we know why. Now that the official AllCast Beta is on Google Play Store, barring last minute critical bugs, we should be seeing a final release of the app soon. Here's the video of the AllCast demo that Koush released for Beta 7.

AllCast Beta does not require your device to be rooted and is also free. However, to be able to get access to it, one must first join their Google+ community. Once that's done, simply hit the download link below to get your copy.

Download: AllCast Beta on Google Play


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  • rekem

    Requires Google+? Seriously, Koush?

    • Walkop

      Why do you care so much? :/ Its helpful.

      Ita not like you’ll die making a Google+ account. It makes everything easier; commenting, picture editing and backup, and if you CHOOSE to do so, it’s one of the simplest and best social networks around.

      You don’t HAVE to use the networking aspect or give any more personal information.

      • rekem

        If Google+ is the bees knees to you by all means use it, but I don’t, and it’s bad enough that Google keeps trying to extort you into using it, now devs (or at least this preeminent dev) are too?

      • Chris

        They want to consolidate their products… Oh no?

    • BjonerStromblad

      Don’t worry, the app itself isn’t going to require Google+… but the beta test phase does. It allows for an easy forum (that’s already available to most users) to report bugs that beta testers have. If it were a completely open beta, less people would be likely to report issues as they experience them.