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.

allcast receiver for chrome

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.

via /r/Android

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5 replies on “AllCast Receiver for Chrome: Stream from your phone to virtually any PC”

  1. Typically casting from your phone to TV or Laptop to TV make sense to me, why casting from your phone to a laptop??

      1. Sure it does, the laptop will still have a larger screen and more likely louder speakers… While you may have something on your phone that will be easier to just Cast than transfer to the laptop…

        It also means you can use your laptop to connect to something that may not be otherwise compatible… Like if you don’t have a Chromecast and wanted to stream to the TV then you could just use your laptop and use your phone as a more convenient remote…

        Really, just think about it for longer than half a second and it makes sense… just not something everyone will use but it’s an option…

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