alfacast screen mirror

alfacast screen mirror

Roman Shpuntov (romanshpuntov) Publisher

Install latest/stable of alfacast screen mirror

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install alfacast

Don't have snapd? Get set up for snaps.

Channel Version Published

Audio / video screen streamer and viewer

Share and split your live video screen stream to many devices simultaneously. App allows you to broadcast and to watch any content from desktop. Stay secure with alfacast while watching live streaming, the app supports end-to-end encryption technology. Automatic discovery technology will allow you to enjoy using the app. Forget about logins, installation and the long process of setup video broadcast servers, for alfacast it is simply not necessary. Stream your content from a video camera apps, photo album apps, stream video from player apps, show presentations, slides, photos or pictures anywhere and anytime!

To stream video from apps, you need to open a third-party app. The alfacast will capture your screen with all the displayed content. You need to display content from a third-party app on the streamer device screen.

For example, if you want to stream video from a camera, follow these steps on the streamer device:

  • Run alfacast app and follow the instructions to use the app as a streamer
  • Open the camera app and display it on the device screen. The alfacast app does not use your camera or access it

After that please follow these steps on your viewer device:

  • Run alfacast app and follow the instructions to use the app as a viewer
  • Select your streamer with a camera from the list of users in the alfacast app and watch the screen cast from the camera

alfacast features:

  • Network screen mirroring
  • Audio / video stream splitter
  • Remote desktop audio / video streamer solution
  • Remote desktop audio / video viewer or playback solution
  • Serverless multichannel peer-to-many streaming technology
  • Serverless single channel peer-to-peer streaming technology
  • Video streamer & viewer up to SD quality
  • Universal client-server IPTV-like app
  • Automatic discovery of users on the local network
  • Secure connection with end-to-end AES-128 encryption technology
  • Supported platforms: Android / Android TV / Fire OS / iOS / macOS / tvOS / Linux / Windows
  • Supported device types: Mobile / Tablet / iPhone / iPad / Desktop / Laptop / Xbox / Set Top Box / Raspberry Pi
  • Supported device brands: Apple / Amazon / ASUS / Google / Huawei / LG / Meizu / Microsoft / Motorola / Nokia / Nvidia / Philips / Samsung / Xiaomi / Sony / Others


The alfacast app does not support Wayland desktop. Only X server is supported. If you want to use alfacast please use X server.

NOTICE. For ARM based boards (Raspberry Pi)

The alfacast app uses hardware accelerated codec and you have to enable it manually. Please copy and run this command in terminal:

sudo snap connect alfacast:camera :camera

After that you can run and use alfacast app on ARM based boards.

Developer website

Contact Roman Shpuntov

Details for alfacast screen mirror

Last updated
21 October 2021

Share this snap

Generate an embeddable card to be shared on external websites.

Related blog posts

Install alfacast screen mirror on your Linux distribution

Choose your Linux distribution to get detailed installation instructions. If yours is not shown, get more details on the installing snapd documentation.

Is there a problem with alfacast screen mirror? Report this app