All those photos and videos you're saving in Google Drive aren't going to fly through the internet and cast themselves on a TV, are they? Wait, are they? Because if so, I think we have a mystery to solve. Since that's pretty unlikely, it's good that Koush's AllCast app has just been updated with preliminary support for Google Drive.


Google Drive should show up as a source after the most recent update, but be aware this is very beta. AllCast currently brings up a single list of all your images and videos, which makes it hard to find what you want when there are a lot of files in Drive. Folder browsing is next on the agenda, though. Here's the full changelog.

  • BETA: Google Drive
  • Potential fix for disconnecting after 30+ minutes
  • Various bug fixes

In addition to the Drive integration, the update includes a possible fix for those who were getting disconnections after 30 minutes. Note, the changelog still lists Fire TV support, but that was actually new in the last version.

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Alehandro

    "All those photos and videos you're saving in Google Drive aren't going to fly through the internet and cast themselves on a TV, are they?"

    Do people actually save photos and videos on G Drive? wow ...

    • Scott

      I don't see an obvious why somebody wouldn't.

    • Travis

      The cost of Google Drive gigs decreased dramatically this year plus there are a lot of products like the Moto X and Chromebooks that offer tons of free storage in Google Drive. Possible privacy issues aside, why not store videos and pics on it?

    • metz2000

      Stupid question. Of course they do, why wouldn't they? Ie I have all my documents in drive why would I have my pics and videos somewhere else? If you are hinting that Dropbox or others are better think again. With Drive you get 15GB free, paid storage is cheaper than most others (I have paid storage), comes with free document editors, sync tools, and on top of those is integrated with Gmail and Google+ Photos. Any other tool at least close to these features? Privacy issues are no different than with any other online storage.

  • Gregor Smith

    "be aware this is very beta"

    That sums up everything in AllCast, but Koush keeps piling on half baked features at a rate of knots

  • smeddy

    Someone put Chromecast into ES File Explorer or MX Player, please!

    • Robert Froese

      ES File Explorer has a plugin for it, I do believe.

      • smeddy


        • Robert Froese

          Not a problem. :)

  • Henrique Persechini

    The initial proposal, to play local files on a number of receiver devices, works quite well. The online sources are still buggy (especially dropbox) but I'm using the beta, don't know if they are available in the regular release. For me the Plex app is still the winner for casting media in your own home setup, and Allcast is a nice addition if you want to take a slice of your collection to cast elsewhere

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  • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

    It seems to me it would make a lot of sense for Google to buy them and make this a free Google app for CC, no?

    • metz2000

      Google will add Chromecast to Drive and Google+ unless they are really stupid.