Are you using Chromecast at home for streaming live media and files available in local sources to the TV? If yes, then here’s good news for you. You can now watch Freeview on TV with the help of Google Chromecast. All the channels like Ten, ABC, Nine, Seven and SBC can be watched on TV without any aerial. Now, let’s start with the steps to stream Freeview on TV with the Freeview app installed.
Freeview is an app designed for broadcasting free-to-air channels on the TV with the help of the network. If you have a smartphone or tablet at home with internet enabled on it, then you can watch the Freeview content without any problem. All the live TV shows and programs can be watched on TV provided the channels available are Free-to-air channels. This app is similar to other streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Go.
The channels available on this app are given here as follows: SBC, Channel 9, News 24, Vice Land, 9Life, Ten, ABC one, 7Two, NITV, 9GEM, Food Network and many more in the list. The Freeview app is available on android app store for free. You can download the app on your smartphone or tablet running Android version 4 or higher.
This app was introduced in 2016. At that time, it didn’t support the Chromecast device and its accessories. The users had to use third-party apps and devices in order to stream Free View on their big screen. Now, the company executives have launched the updated version of Freeview app. With this update, the users can now play content through the Chromecast device with the app installed on Google Chromecast.
Advantages of an updated version of the app: All free-to-air channels can be watched directly on TV screen without any need of antenna or aerial. The buffering issue and crappy reception problem have now been resolved. You just have to plug the device into the HDMI port of TV and start watching the content with the help of internet connection enabled on the device. If you want to play local contents stored in your phone, then you can easily play with the help of Chromecast app installed in the smartphone.
List of things required for watching Freeview on Chromecast screen:
- A smartphone or any device with Freeview app installed. Apart from this, Latest version of Google home app is also required in the same phone.
- The Chromecast media streaming player and smart TV for connecting the player to the TV through HDMI port. If your TV doesn’t have HDMI port, then we are sorry, you can’t stream Freeview on TV.
- Stable and speedy network connection.
If you notice, the steps for configuring the Freeview app on chromecast are almost similar to installing other apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon on the media player. After installing the app, open the app from the home screen by clicking on icon given respective to the app. As soon as you click the cast button, the video will start streaming on the big TV screen. In case you find any problem with streaming, you can contact Chromecast support team.
It is important to discuss here that when you play content through free view app, the data from Wi-Fi network or from the cellular network will get consumed and may deplete fast if you are playing high-resolution videos.
What about HD?
The content available for viewing on Freeview is of 720p resolution. If you want to change it, you can change according to your requirement.