IPTV is an alternative to the traditional satellite and cable television. The IPTV allows you to watch TV channels and shows by streaming it through the internet using the Internet Protocol. You can install IPTV Players directly on Smart TVs like Android TV, LG Smart TV and much more. But if your TV is not a smart TV and if it has an HDMI port, then you can use Chromecast to cast IPTV on your TV. Let us discuss on how to cast IPTV on Chromecast in this post.
What is Google Chromecast?
Google Chromecast is a device that allows you to cast videos and movies to your TV using your mobile phone or desktop. You need to connect Chromecast to the HDMI port of your Television and start casting it from your phone or computer. Some IPTV Players support Chromecast and some do not. You have to choose the Best IPTV Player which supports Chromecast as well.
There are two types of casting IPTV on Chromecast.
- IPTV on Chromecast by Screen Mirroring
- Using IPTV Player which supports Chromecast
Note: If you are using Chromecast, then you have to install the Google Home application on your Android device to connect to the casting device easily.
Related: How to Install IPTV on Apple TV?
IPTV on Chromecast by Screen Mirroring
This is one of the best and easy solution to cast IPTV to your TV using Chromecast. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Connect your Android mobile and Chromecast to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: Swipe down your Android device screen and tap the Cast menu.
Step 3: The devices available on that network will appear on the screen.
Step 4: Tap the Chromecast device where you need to cast the media.
Your Android mobile will now get screened on TV using the Screen Mirroring option on Chromecast. Whatever you do on your mobile can be seen on the screen as well.
Step 6: Open the IPTV Player which you have installed on your mobile or install an IPTV Player. (There are plenty of IPTV Players available for Android. Choose the best IPTV Player for Android and install it.)
Step 7: Start playing any m3u files or the contents available in the IPTV Player which can be viewed completely on the TV using Chromecast.
These are the steps needed to screen mirror IPTV using an Android phone on Google Chromecast.
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IPTV on Chromecast using Player which supports Chromecast
This is another method which allows you to cast IPTV using Chromcast.
Note: Only a few IPTV Players are developed to cast using Chromecast. You have to download and install the application which has the feature of casting the application on Chromecast.
Step 1: Open the IPTV Player which supports Chromecast (Example: GSE Smart IPTV).
Step 2: Choose the channel which you want to watch.
Step 3: It will prompt three options. (Play, Cast and Open with).
Note: Options may vary for each IPTV Player. The above options are for GSE Smart IPTV.
Step 4: Choose Cast option.
Step 5: The Chromecast device will appear. Click on it and start casting your favourite TV channel to the big screen.
Thus, these are the steps required to cast IPTV using the IPTV Player which supports Chrome Cast options.
Both the methods will work fine and you can choose the method which suits you. The first method displays everything played on the screen. If you minimize the IPTV Player, it will also get screened on the TV. For example, if you get a message, even it will get displayed. The main advantage of the 1st method is that you can install any IPTV app which is the disadvantage of the second method. You have to install only the apps which support Chromecast in the second method. The main advantage of the second method is that you can start casting the video and use your phone. Only the video will get cast on the screen.
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