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Through a steady stream of updates, AllCast has evolved into something far more than the Chromecast streaming app it began as. Now developer Koushik Dutta has released a receiver app into the Chrome Web Store that enables the Android app to cast content straight to your web browser.

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This app can run on any platform that supports Chrome, and it is capable of receiving audio and video, including closed captioning. Here's Koushik's video showing off the functionality.

Koushik says a Chrome sender app is also in the works. In the meantime, enjoying the newly released receiver requires the latest version of AllCast. Fortunately for you, this fresh code hit the Play Store earlier today. Just hit up the widget below to try it out.

AllCast Receiver Chrome app

Source: +KoushikDutta

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Eduardo Mateos

    Im surprised that koush has been working so hard with this, taking on consideration the previous apps he has abandoned.

    Keep up the good work. I hope to see mirroring soon

    • Koushik Dutta

      Mirroring is already available as a beta app.

      I was busy with CM Inc for a year, I never meant to abandon anything. Just priorities and not enough time.

      • Mlibbey

        You mean you don't have unlimited amounts of time?? that's crazy talk. JK keep up the good work, your killin it

      • Eduardo Mateos

        Yep, Im a beta tester of mirror. But I hope to see it in Allcast sooner or later.

        Keep it up!

      • gk1984

        Any directions to mirror to the Chrome extension? I'm in the beta but not seeing the option - at work though so could be the network maybe?

        • Koushik Dutta

          Yeah, it's probably a work network thing. Many networks prevent multicast. It should just show up in your Mirror list as "Chrome @ IP address"

  • Dan-O

    Is it me, or does streaming from phone to PC browser seem redundantly redundant?
    The only possible advantage I can see is if you have a file on your phone that you don't have on your PC. Otherwise, why not just stream from PC in the first place? Most of what I have on my phone is originally from my PC.

    • bse88

      What about photos taken with your cellphone?, what if it not your pc?

      • Henrique Persechini

        "not your pc" is exactly where it shines. at home connecting stuff via cable is the simplest and fastest solution, but for content sharring, getting your friends to bring in content or taking content with you is what makes allcast really usefull, you can basically replace your cables and flash drives with just your phone that you carry around anyway

    • KB

      Consider this... With a HDMI cable in your laptop bag you can cast to any TV you encounter in 30 seconds flat!

      • https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5oCUR11M24mekZubnc4ZUFCUU0/edit?usp=sharing Metsie

        Thats provided you have a 12Ft cable and the TV is less than 12Ft away and it's HDMI ports are accessible!

    • Steve Sy

      You just don't get it.

      I have a phone and a Nexus 7. I want to SplashTop a VLC from my PC to my phone that I could AllCast to my Tablet that can AllCast to my TV which will cast to my brain.

      Right?

  • Jeremy

    I'd love to see an app be able to "hook" the feed from the TV network apps (history, discovery, etc.) and be able to cast that to a TV. If that's possible....

    • Haydn Jones

      Not only this, but would love to see an option to have a local DLNA server on phone that you could "cast" to, allowing "dumb" DLNA renderers to show desired content. I have a set top box that can render from DLNA servers, but not act as a receiver.
      Would probably require Xposed, but think it could be done

  • Kris

    How can i get mirroring? if i need to join the beta program, how can i do it?