BBC iPlayer is a renowned on-demand streaming service in the UK. If you feel installing the app on your Smart TV is a tedious process, you can Chromecast the content. BBC iPlayer is one of the Chromecast-compatible apps, and you cast it from your mobile, tablet, or desktop.
By casting BBC iPlayer, you can stream the content in various categories, such as History, Lifestyle, Food, and more. You can even watch the live broadcast from other channels, like BBC One, Two, CBBC, etc.
Know about the steps and methods to cast the BBC iPlayer content to the TV by referring to this article. Read the fixes for the general issues when casting the content.
How to Chromecast BBC iPlayer to TV using Smartphone
1: Insert Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV.
2: Check whether your smartphone and Chromecast 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.
Tip! Like BBC iPlayer, you can Chromecast Viaplay to your Smart TV and stream the Nordic originals and documentaries.
How to Chromecast BBC iPlayer using Browser on PC
You can screencast the BBC iPlayer from your desktop using Chrome or Edge browser.
Cast using Chrome Browser
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.
Tip! You can even Chromecast Channel 4 from the desktop browser to watch the on-demand content on Smart TV.
Cast using Edge Browser
1: Open the Edge browser and visit the official website of BBC iPlayer.
2: Sign in with the credentials and play the desired content.
3: Click the three-dot icon in the top right corner and select More Tools.
4. Select Cast media to the device.
5. Choose the Chromecast device and select the casting source.
6. You can see the content streaming on the Chromecast-connected TV.
How to Chromecast BBC iPlayer using VPN
BBC iPlayer is a geo-restricted platform, which is available only in the UK. If you reside abroad (outside the UK), you need to use a VPN and cast BBC iPlayer to the TV. We suggest you install a trusted VPN on your smartphone or PC to cast the content without interruptions.
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, ensure you have connected 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.
- Check whether the VPN you installed is working fine.
- Restart your Chromecast device and your casting device if the content loads slowly.
- Update the Chrome Browser on your PC or the BBC iPlayer app on your smartphone, if they undergo compatibility issues.
- 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. However, you need a valid TV License to stream the content.