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How to stream Freeview on Chromecast with Google TV

Chromecast with Google TV gives you many streaming options for its users. The app store on Chromecast with Google TV includes many streaming apps and you can download them easily. In this article, we will introduce you to Freeview, a streaming app available on multiple platforms. Also, we will show you how to stream Freeview on Chromecast with Google TV.

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What is Freeview Play?

Freeview is a television broadcasting service based in the UK, the service was launched in 2002 which makes it a well-tested service. The service provides video-on-demand content and channels like BBC, ITV Hub, Channel 4, Channel 5, and others. It comes with 70+ channels and 30+ radio stations from all over the world. The best part about the service is you can watch the content without any subscription or limitations. The service provides both SD and HD content and the ability to record it for offline watching. There are many more things available on the service and it’s better to explore them yourself. So, here is how you can stream Freeview on Chromecast with Google TV.

How to install Freeview on Chromecast with Google TV

Installing Freeview on Chromecast with Google TV is simple and you can also cast Freeview using your smartphone. Let us see how to install it first.

  1. Make sure your Chromecast with Google TV is connected to the internet and your TV.
  2. On the Home screen menu, navigate to the Apps option and click on it.
  3. Go to the Search bar and search for Freeview.
  4. Select the Freeview app from the results and install it.
  5. Open the Freeview and watch anything from the available content.

Install Freeview using the Downloader app

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  1. Make sure your Chromecast with Google TV is connected to the internet and your TV.
  2. On the Home screen menu, navigate to the Apps option and click on it.
  3. Go to the Search bar and search for the Downloader app.
  4. Install the Downloader by AFTV news app from the search results.
  5. Enable installation from unknown sources on your Google TV.
    • Click on your profile icon on Google TV and select the Settings option.
    • Go to Device Preferences and select the Security and Restrictions option.
    • Select Unknown Sources and enable it for the Downloader app.
  6. Now, open the Downloader app and click on the URL box.
  7. Enter the URL for the Freeview app and click on GO.
  8. Download the app and then click on the Install option.
  9. Now, open the Freeview app and enjoy the available content.

How to Stream Freeview on Chromecast with Google TV using Phone

You can use your Android smartphone to cast Freeview on your Google TV. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Make sure your Chromecast with Google TV and the Android smartphone is connected to the same wifi network.
  2. Now, open Google Play Store on your Android smartphone and install the Freeview app.
  3. Open the app and complete the sign-in process.
  4. Play any content on the Freeview app.
  5. Now, from the Notification panel of your Android device click on the cast option.
  6. Select your Google TV from the available options and the content will be available on your TV screen.

How to cast Freeview using PC

The users can cast the Freeview on Big Display using a PC. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the official Freeview website and select the Title you want to view.
  2. Now, simply follow cast from the Chrome browser process, or you can simply select the “Cast..” option from Settings by tapping the three vertical dots button.
  3. Select the Chromecast device or TV-enabled Chromecast to start streaming.
  4. That’s it, you can now watch your favorite title on TV using Chromecast.

These are the different methods you can use to stream Freeview on Chromecast with Google TV. Hope the article helps you and for more streaming content make sure you visit the page regularly.

FAQs

How many Freeview channels are there?

More than 130 channels are available on Freeview, including 70 TV channels and more than 30 radio stations for free. However, a set of 15 HD channels is also available with Freeview HD TV. Particularly,

  • 83 Entertainment Channels
  • 9 Children’s Channels
  • 33 Radio Channels
  • 15 HD Channels

The availability may vary depending on the location.

How do I get Freeview on my TV?

You can easily install the Freeview app on your Android TV or Chromecast with a Google TV dongle. However, you can easily stream Freeview on Chromecast following the above steps.

Are local news channels available on Freeview?

yes, several local news channels like BBC News, Sky News, GB News, Talk TV and Al Jazeera Eng.

 

Devendra Pratap Singh
Devendra Pratap Singh
Along with writing, I'm a Mainstream Programmer Analyst. I'm certified Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Foundation Associate.

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