AllCast app closes the gap between Chromecast and AirPlay

There are plenty of things you can stream to your Chromecast, but thanks to copyright worries, locally stored video isn’t one of them. At least one developer is hoping to change that, though, with an app that streams video files from your device’s Gallery, Dropbox, or Google Drive to your television using Google’s $ 35 dongle.

Developer Koushik Dutta posted to his Google+ page today with a link to an early beta of an application he’s calling AllCast. After installing it, you select a locally stored video, tap “share,” and stream the video to your Chromecast using AllCast. You can then control video playback using your mobile device.

The app will self-destruct in two days

The app is an early beta, and the current APK will…

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