Developer Koushik Dutta’s AllCast is an app designed to let you send photos, videos, or music on your phone to other devices. When it first launched, that meant you could use it to stream videos to a TV with a Roku box or a video game console. Recently AllCast Receiver added support for streaming from one Android device to another.
Now there’s an AllCast Receiver app for Chrome which lets you turn pretty much any computer with the Chrome web browser into a receiver.
All you have to do is install the app on your Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, or Linux computer, fire up AllCast on your phone, and you can stream content from your mobile device to your PC.
The app supports audio and video. It can handle closed captions. And there’s support for screen mirroring, allowing you to display everything happening on your phone on a bigger PC display.
AllCast Receiver is available for free from the Chrome Web Store. The AllCast Android app is also free… but you’ll need to pay $4.99 for AllCast Premium if you want a version with no limits on video length.