BBC iPlayer is a streaming application owned by the BBC. This application allows users to watch Live TV channels, TV shows, on-demand videos, and movies. The BBC iPlayer lets you catch up on the latest episodes of popular TV series and other shows directly from the BBC. It can be accessed on plenty of devices which include Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV Stick, computers, and Smart TVs. Some Smart TV OS doesn’t allow the installation of applications, but you can still use iPlayer on those TV with the help of Google Chromecast. Moreover, BBC iPlayer is compatible with all types of Chromecast devices.
How to Chromecast BBC iPlayer to TV?
BBC iPlayer can be cast using different devices. You can use an Android or an iPhone to do BBC iPlayer Chromecast on your TV. You can also use the web application on your Chrome browser and cast it on your TV.
Note: BBC iPlayer is one of the compatible Chromecast apps, and hence, you can easily cast within the application.
Cast BBC iPlayer using an Android / iOS Device
- Smartphone (Android/iPhone)
- Google Chromecast
- WiFi Connectivity
- BBC iPlayer app
1: Insert Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV.
2: Check whether the Chromecast and your Smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network.
3: Open the BBC iPlayer app on your phone.
4: Start playing a video that you want to cast on the TV.
5: You will find the “Cast” icon on the top right corner of your phone. Click on it.
6: The app will search for the available devices. Click on the Chromecast device name to which you want to cast.
The device will connect to the phone, and the video will now play on your TV. You can use your phone to adjust the volume, play/pause, and change the video.
Chromecast BBC iPlayer Using Chrome Browser on Computer
- A desktop with Chrome browser
- WiFi Connectivity
1: Plugin Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV.
2: Connect Chromecast and your computer to the same WiFi network.
3: Open Chrome browser and go to the link “https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer.”
4: Click Sign In and provide your account information.
5: Start playing a video on the BBC iPlayer web application.
6: Click the menu icon and tap on the “Cast” button.
7: The Chrome browser will search for the available devices.
8: Click the sources button and tap on the “Cast Tab” button.
9: Now click on the available device to cast the BBC iPlayer TV to your TV.
10: The video will now play on your TV through Chromecast.
Following the above methods, you can watch BBC iPlayer on your TV using the Google Chromecast device. As BBC iPlayer supports a casting option, you can easily cast it to the TV. It is better to cast using smartphones, as web application doesn’t cast live videos.
How to Stream BBC iPlayer on Chromecast Connected TV Outside the UK
Unfortunately, BBC iPlayer is available only in the United Kingdom. If you like to stream BBC iPlayer from the US or anywhere outside the UK, you must install a trusted VPN on your casting device [Smartphone / PC].
How to Fix Chromecast BBC iPlayer Not Working Issues
Here are some basic troubleshooting techniques to fix BBC iPlayer not working on Chromecast.
- As a first step, connect your Chromecast device and smartphone with the same internet connection.
- Make sure that your WiFi router or Modem is working well. Else, try restarting your WiFi router.
- Restart your Chromecast device and your casting device.
- Update the Chrome Browser on your PC or the BBC iPlayer app on your smartphone.
- Update your Chromecast to the latest firmware version
No, BBC iPlayer is not available in the USA.
BBC iPlayer is free to install and stream in the UK.
You can stream trending movies, TV shows, documentaries, popular series, etc., under various genres on BBC iPlayer.