Yesterday, Koushik Dutta teased the Android community with full device mirroring on the shiny new Amazon Fire TV. Now he is giving out a beta version of the CastReceiver APK that makes all of it possible.
Another streaming device means another potential toy for Koushik Dutta to play with. And true enough, the renowned Android developer has just pushed out an update to his AllCast app that allows mirroring smartphones on the newly unveiled Amazon Fire TV.
The latest AllCast app update has arrived in the Google Play Store. This one deals with the free and premium versions of the app, and includes a few key new features. Plus, there is also a decent sized list of fixes and smaller changes. Up first are those key new features -- of which there are three.
After repeatedly teasing the functionality, and probably receiving endless questions, Koush, or Koushik Dutta, has finally announced a beta version of his Mirror for Android app. The highlight of this release is, of course, the ability to mirror a user's Android device to a TV via Chromecast.
Koushik Dutta has just pushed an update to his AllCast streaming app and this one's a doozy. Not only does it now sport a new user interface design, the app has also gained the ability to stream photos from the newly released Muzei live wallpaper app.
Koush took to his Google+ page last week offering a meme-style image teasing Android to Chromecast mirroring. Given what we have seen from Koush in the past, there really wasn't much reason to think he couldn't, or wasn't working on such functionality. But at the same time, all he was offering was that meme-style image asking "what if I told you…I could mirror Android to Chromecast."
Google released the Chromecast SDK a short while back and that prompted a few app updates. One of those apps was AllCast, which comes courtesy of Koushik Dutta. The AllCast update was sort of expected, given we had already seen that functionality added, then removed in the past. But perhaps a bit more interesting, a new teaser is mentioning the possibility of being able to mirror Android on a Chromecast.
Koush had some ups and downs when it came to Chromecast support with the AllCast app. But as Google released the Cast SDK yesterday, that meant developers were free to begin adding Chromecast support to their apps. That said, Koush did some updating and as a result -- AllCast with Chromecast support has arrived in the Play Store.
We've followed the progress of AllCast as it went from teaser videos to publicly available beta releases. And well, it looks like Koushik Dutta has taken the next step. A non-beta release of AllCast, both in a regular and premium version has arrived in the Play Store this morning.
As quickly as it disappeared, Koushik Dutta's popular ROM Manager app reappeared on Google Play Store. Though it is definitely good news that users will no longer be inconvenienced by an app that has suddenly gone AWOL, one can wonder why the app was pulled down prematurely in the first place.