Android streaming service AllCast comes to Amazon Fire TV

Been putting off sideloading AllCast’s SDK to your brand new Amazon Fire TV? Well, friend, your procrastination has paid off. Now, all you have to do to install the casting and screen-mirroring app is download it straight from the Amazon App Store. So long as you also have AllCast installed on an Android device, you can beam photos, videos and music from your phone or tablet to Amazon’s set-top box. 

Koushik Dutta — the man behind Clockworkmod, as well as various other Android apps and projects – has released AllCast for Amazon’s FireTV. The program lets you send videos, photos, and music from any Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich or higher to your TV. The app is free to install for the FireTV, though AllCast for Android requires a $4.99 purchase to enable the majority of the features, including a screen-mirroring feature. The mirror feature is still in beta, though it works reliably. Framerate depends on a number of factors, including your home network and device speed. As such, the mirroring feature works best on higher-end Android devices.

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