It’s only natural that the crew here at BoroCast would take interest in a nifty device such as the Chromecast. Unfortunately we do not have one to review for you, yet. What we do have is the new AllCast Receiver app for Chrome, which lets you send photos, videos and your device screen to anything with a Chrome web browser on the local network. If you want to use your computer’s screen as a makeshift TV, you can, provided the AllCast Receiver app is installed in your Chrome web browser. It’s not quite as slick as sharing content between native apps, but then again nothing this easy is ever going to be the absolute best option. You can’t use the wireless headset feature with video, and screen mirroring isn’t seamless. With that said, this is still one of the easiest ways to put your phone’s media collection on a bigger display in fewer seconds than it takes to find that remote you lost in the couch.
AllCast will be a welcome companion app to the upcoming mini-keg home theater PC being developed at PC Depot. We will be testing the AllCast app over the next
24hrs several days & to return with an in depth look at AllCast’s new Phone-to-Chrome broadcasting capability.