The AllCast media streaming app–which allows photos, music and video to be beamed from a mobile device to an Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, FireTV and a range of smart TVs–has now made it to iOS, following the release of the Android app last month (shown in the above video). It’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and is optimized for iPhone 5 and up.
The app works in a very similar way to the Chromecast stick–or, as the developer puts it, “no setup necessary, it just works like magic” …
To use it, open the app, select the content you want to stream (swiping left or right as required), tap the Cast button and select the target device. Supported smart TV brands are Samsung, Sony and Panasonic.
It’s a freemium app. The free version limits the length of video you can watch and displays ads, so once you’ve confirmed that it works, you’re going to want to hand over $5 for the in-app purchase giving unrestricted, ad-free use. Download it from iTunes.
If for some reason you don’t yet have a Chromecast, then your best bet is to jump on Best Buy’s current deal that includes a $20 Google Play credit and $5 price drop on the stick itself.