Freeview is a UK-based television service that comprises more than 85 TV channels, 26 digital radio channels, etc. Depending on the country you’re residing in, the media library of Freeview will vary. Along with TV channels, you can also watch a few on-demand contents from popular networks such as BBC iPlayer, UKTV Play, All 4, ITV Hub, and My5. Freeview app has in-built cast support. With this, you can cast the Freeview app to any Chromecast built-in TV or Chromecast-connected TV. Cast Freeview content to your TV and watch your desired live TV channels in high quality. If you cannot access this service in your country, use a VPN to unblock the geo-restrictions.

Channels available on Freeview: ABC, ABC ME, ABC News 24, Channel 9, SBS, Seven, Food Network, TEN, ONE, 7TWO, Eleven ABC2/ABC KIDS, SBS VICELAND, NITV, 7Mate, 7Flix, 9Gem, Racing.com, 9Go! and 9Life.

Pre-requisite:

  • Connect the Chromecast 3rd Gen or later devices to the HDMI port of your TV.
  • If you have already installed the Freeview app on your smartphone, update the app.
  • Update the Google Chrome on your PC.
  • Connect your Chromecast device/Chromecast built-in TV and the casting device to the same Wi-Fi network.

How to Chromecast Freeview using Smartphone [Android & iOS]

{1} Launch the Freeview app on your Android or iPhone. If you haven’t installed it yet, get it from the respective store.

{2} Open the Freeview app and hit the Cast icon

{3} Tap the Cast icon on the top right corner of the main screen.

{4} Select your Chromecast device and then play a video to watch it on your TV.

Freeview on Chromecast

{5} To end the connection, click the Cast icon again and click Stop Casting.

How to Chromecast Freeview using PC [Google Chrome]

{1} Launch the Chrome browser and visit the official website of Freeview.

{2} Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon in the top right corner.

{3} Select the Cast option.

click cast

{4} Tap your Chromecast device name and hit the option Cast tab from the Sources drop-down.

select chromecast device

{5} The Freeview website will be displayed on your TV. Play any Freeview content and watch it on your TV.

Unlike Sling TV, Freeview offers only limited channels. But, the interesting fact is that you can watch those limited channels without any subscription or registration. Ensure to update your Chromecast firmware to avoid unwanted errors during casting. You can stream 15+ high-definition channels and 70+ SD channels for free on Freeview.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I watch Freeview outside the UK?

Yes. By using VPN services like ExpressVPN or NordVPN, you can stream Freeview outside the UK.

2. What channels can you get on Freeview?

You can stream over 100 channels on Freeview, including ITV Hub, My5, ABC, SBS, News 24, Channel 9, and BBC iPlayer.

3. Can you get Freeview on Google TV?

Yes. You can install Freeview on Google TV using the Downloader app.