When I was a kid, we used to watch films from the confines of an automobile at the drive-in and in order to hear the movie’s soundtrack you had to connect a low-tech doodad to your car’s antenna to broadcast audio through your stereo system. Technology sure has come a long way and the folks at ClockworkMod are putting a next-gen spin on this retro idea. The software developer is working on a new feature for its AllCast app that will let Fire TV users mute their TV’s audio and broadcast it from their smartphone. Toss in a set of headphones and you’ll be able to stay up all night watching hours of old HBO shows without disturbing anyone in your house.
While we’d like to see this nifty feature hit other media streaming devices like a Chromecast, ClockworkMod’s Koushik Dutta says that advanced a/v parsing isn’t possible on Google’s media stick. However, if you recently invested in Amazon’s set-top box, this app is definitely something to keep an eye on. To see it and hear it in action, check out the video below.