New AllCast app turns any Android into a media streaming receiver


If you regularly use your Android-powered smartphone or tablet to stream media to other devices, then you’re probably already familiar with AllCast from ClockworkMod, which makes this process ridiculously simple. But what if you want to stream media from one Android device to another?

Well, AllCast now has a solution for that, too. It’s called AllCast Receiver, and it allows you to seamlessly stream content from one Android device to another.

Here’s why AllCast Receiver is so useful. Let’s say you use a 16GB Nexus 7 and a Samsung Galaxy S5. The latter has a microSD card slot, allowing you to store pretty much all the media you want on it — but the Nexus 7 doesn’t. And we know 16GB of storage doesn’t go a long way these days when the latest games can be 2GB+.

Chances are, then, you’ve either been having to catch up on movies and TV shows on your Galaxy S5, or use a paid cloud-based storage service to stream them to your Nexus 7. But with AllCast Receiver, you can store your media on your Galaxy S5, then stream it directly to your Nexus 7 to enjoy it on a larger screen.

If you have an Android-powered set-top box or media streaming dongle for your TV — such as an Amazon Fire TV or an Ouya — you can also install the AllCast Receiver app on that to stream your content to an even bigger display. All you need to do is ensure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

AllCast Receiver works alongside the regular AllCast app, and both are free downloads from Google Play.