Koush Demos Chromecast Mirroring By Showing Off Flappy Bird Score

When the Chromecast SDK was finally released to the public earlier this month, we knew right away that we were going to see some cool things. One of the first things to be released with this new SDK was Koush’s updated AllCast app that allowed local media streaming. It seems he isn’t done just yet though, and released a short video teasing screen mirroring from your Android device to the big screen.  (more…)

Koush’s AllCast App Updated, Re-Adds Local Chromecast Streaming

Good things come to those who wait. Remember accomplished developer Koush Dutta’s AirCast, the app that made unauthorized use of Google’s Cast protocol to stream local media from your devices to Chromecast? Later renamed AllCast, Dutta was forced to remove the functionality during the Chromecast SDK’s testing period. Now that Google has publicly released the development tools, though, Dutta has issued an update that re-enables local streaming. (more…)

Koush Releases AllCast App To Google Play, Brings Local Video Casting To Many Devices

Android developer Koushik Dutta, of CyanogenMod and ClockWorkMod fame, announced today the arrival of his new AllCast application onto Google Play. Previously in beta, the app allows local media content to be pushed to a wealth of popular devices, like new Xbox consoles, Roku 3, and Apple TV. Google’s Chromecast remains unsupported in the app due to Google’s continuing developer limitations, which have been documented quite publicly since the HDMI dongle’s release this past summer. Koush could only say that he “hopes” Chromecast support will arrive some day.  (more…)

Since the App was About to Expire, Koush Released an Updated AllCast Beta App to Google Play

If anyone here is using Koush’s AllCast beta application, which allows users to stream on-device videos to almost all of their TV-connected devices, a newly updated beta application is available through Google Play. Since the old beta version is set to expire, you will definitely need to pick up this new version if you plan to continue using the service.  (more…)

Google Issues Response to Third Party Chromecast App Situation

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When you tinker with unfinished software and APIs, you sometimes have to expect certain things to break after updates. That was the case when Google sent out the latest update to Chromecast, which left many third party apps for the HDMI dongle in a non-working state. One app in particular that was affected was Koush’s local video sharing application called AllCast. After the update broke his app, Koush publicly addressed the update as an intentional move to kill off his app’s video playback functionality through Chromecast, even going as far as stating that the device would probably end up not being friendly to indie developers.  (more…)

Koush Releases AirCast App for Testing, Share Videos From Dropbox or Gallery to Chromecast

Koush – of ClockworkMod, ROM Manager, and Helium (to name a few) fame – took to Google+ this morning to share his first Chromecast app called AirCast. The app allows you to share videos that are locally stored on your Gallery, in Dropbox, or on Google Drive with a Chromecast device attached to TV. He claims that after a couple of hours of “reverse engineering” the Chromecast protocols, he was able to get around the currently in-place whitelist restrictions for Google’s new HDMI streaming dongle to create his latest piece of work. (more…)