Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Jan 6, 2017
Streaming Connection App
Internet-based streaming media boxes have become a common sight in many homes these days.
With various options ranging from Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and even Xbox, there are many ways to stream TV and movies to your HD TVs.
If you happen to have an Apple TV and an iPhone, it's easy to push whatever’s on your iPhone to your TV.
The same holds true if you use an Android smartphone and Google's Chromecast, but if your circle of friends or family has a mix of both, an app called Allcast may be of help.
The Allcast app is able to connect both iPhone or Android smartphones to a wide variety of streaming boxes or smart TVs so you can stream from just about any smartphone to any popular streaming device.
The free version of Allcast will allow you to get a taste of how it works, but it will limit you to 5 minutes of viewing. If you test it and like it, you can upgrade to the fully functional pro version for $5.
Just look for Allcast in the Apple App Store or Google Play to give it a test drive!