App Instruction

Alfacast allows you to stream and to view video from the screen of device (screen mirror). The application automatically detects all devices inside your network on which the alfacast is installed and running. This instruction is described short actions need to stream and view of your screen.

General Requirements

• Support IPv4 networks only
• The devices should be connected to the same network
• Hardware accelerated H264 video codec

4K Ultra HD Resolution Requirements

• Extended version of application on streamer and viewer side
• Display with 4K Ultra HD Resolution on streamer side
• Hardware accelerated H264 video codec with 4K Ultra HD support
• The final video stream resolution depends on the maximum resolution of your display

Steps for screen streaming

• Download alfacast application on your devices
• Connect your devices to the same network
• Run alfacast application on your devices
• Now your are ready to accept incoming connection
• Please find more detailed info about supported OS for streaming in the Supported platforms section

Steps for screen viewing

• Download alfacast application on your devices
• Connect your devices to the same network
• Run alfacast application on your devices
• Wait end of the discovery process (approximetly 15-20 seconds)
• Select device from the list and wait end of the connection process
• Now your will view remote screen

Supported platforms

• Apple macOS™ (Streamer and Viewer)
• Apple iOS™ (Streamer and Viewer)
• Apple tvOS™ (Viewer Only)
• Amazon Fire OS™ (Streamer and Viewer)
• Google Android™ (Streamer and Viewer)
• Google Android TV™ (Streamer and Viewer)
• Microsoft Windows™ (Streamer and Viewer). Not all devices based on this OS support streaming mode

What the application is support

• Streaming video from your screen
• Video playback on the side of the viewer
• Screen mirror and viewer in one application
• Secure connection with end-to-end encryption
• Display current streaming information
• Automatic users discovery in the local area network

What the application is not support

• Alfacast is not DLNA™, UPnP™ Media Render or Media Server
• Alfacast is not Apple AirPlay™ receiver or sender
• Alfacast is not Google Chromecast™ receiver or sender