Freeview is one of the free services that let you watch live TV channels. Depending on the country you’re residing in, the media library of Freeview will vary. Along with free channels, you can watch catch-up TV along with a few on-demand content. Using Freeview, you can stream content from BBC iPlayer, UKTV Play, All 4, ITV Hub, and My5. The advantage of the Freeview service is that you can use Chromecast to view the contents on bigger screens. As long as your device (Smartphone or PC) and Chromecast are on the same network, you can cast Freeview to the TV.

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.

Prerequisite:

  • Connect your Chromecast dongle to the HDMI port of your TV and ensure to select the right input source on the TV.
  • Connect your Chromecast device/Chromecast built-in TV and the casting to the same network.
  • Update the Freeview app on your smartphone for error-free streaming.

How to Cast Freeview to Chromecast TV using Smartphone

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

{2} Launch the app, and you don’t need to go through the sign-in process to watch the contents.

{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.

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

How to Chromecast Freeview to TV using a PC

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

{2} Click the Chrome menu on the top right corner.

{3} Select the cast menu.

click cast

{4} Select your Chromecast device, and the PC screen will mirror the TV immediately.

select chromecast device

{5} Now, play the Freeview content you want and watch it on your TV.

Unlike Sling TV or YouTube 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.

FAQs

Can I watch Freeview from the USA?

You can use a trusted VPN service like ExpressVPN or NordVPN to stream Freeview outside the UK.

What channels can you get on Freeview?

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

Can I get local News Channels on Freeview?

Yes, you can stream local news channels from the My Freeview section on the Freeview app.