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Stream Media from Android to Apple TV, Roku, Xbox or Smart TV

One of the problems with getting locked into a particular technology ecosystem is when they don’t always play will with each other when it comes to streaming. For instance, you can’t easily stream Xbox Music to a Roku or Windows Phone to Apple TV.

Of course there are several work-around methods that you can use such as PLEX or Tonky. But we want an easy way – one standard be it DNLA or Miracast – that allows you to stream your content between devices no matter the platform.

Well, one of the developers for ClockworkMod, Koushik Dutta, has released a final version of an app for Android called AllCast that allows streaming to Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Smart TVs and other DLNA capable devices.

Using AllCast for Android

First download AllCast to your Android tablet or phone. It’s a free app and the free version has a one minute viewing limit on picture and video. This gives you the chance to use it and test it out. Then to remove the limit, you need to upgrade to the premium version, which at the time of this writing is $4.99.

Make sure the device you want to stream to is up and running, and launch AllCast. Then give is a moment while it finds everything that’s compatible. In my example here it shows my Xbox 360, Roku, Pioneer AV receiver, and Apple TV.

AllCast Select Playback Device

After selecting the playback device, you can play whatever media you have on your phone or tablet.


What makes AllCast an easier solution compared to something like Twonky or PLEX, is you don’t need to install a client app on the playback device too. You just simply download AllCast on your smartphone or tablet. Then chances are, there’s a compatible living room playback device.

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One interesting thing to note is the app currently doesn’t support Google’s Chromecast, but the feature should be coming in a future update.

For more info and troubleshooting, check out the AllCast Wiki on GitHub. Here’s a video from Koushik showing AllCast in action:

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2 Responses to Stream Media from Android to Apple TV, Roku, Xbox or Smart TV

  1. Carolyn December 31, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    This is nice.I Couldn’t find it in the Appstore on Amazon but it was in Playstore. I read the reviews and someone recommended Skipfta. What do you think of that?

    • Brian Burgess December 31, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Carolyn, I haven’t tried Skifta but will play with it over the new years break here and write it up if I like it.

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