How to Watch IPTV on Chromecast with Google TV

As Chromecast with Google TV supports IPTV Player apps, you can watch IPTV content without limitations. By installing a compatible IPTV player and adding the relevant M3U playlists or Xtream Codes, you can stream the on-demand and live content exclusively.

Before you begin to install, you need to know that only a few IPTV Players can be installed directly on the device. If you can’t find the app in the store, you can sideload it using Downloader. Hence, we recommend you check whether the app is compatible before you install it.

In this article, we have explained the steps on how to get and set up the IPTV player on your Chromecast with Google. In addition to that, you can even refer to the instructions for casting IPTV, if you aren’t willing to download the player.

How to Install and Setup IPTV on Chromecast with Google TV

Luckily, some IPTV players are natively supported by Google TV. GSE Smart IPTV is one of the popular players that are widely accessible on different platforms including Google TV.

Quick Start Guide: Go to the Google TV home screen, click Search → Type, and browse for GSE Smart IPTV → Click Install → Click Open Allow Permission to launch.

[1] On your Google TV home screen, click on Search.

Click search from the Google TV home

[2] Search for GSE Smart IPTV using Google Assistant or a virtual keyboard.


[3] Click on Install and tap Open to launch the app.

[4] Allow permission to access your local media file.


[5] Then, click Agree to EULA terms and conditions to proceed further.


[6] Based on the IPTV provider, choose the login method you want.

  • Remote playlist to stream M3U URLs
  • Xtream Codes API for username & password.

Note: You should contact your IPTV provider to get the login data.

IPTV on Chromecast with Google TV

[7] After configuring the login details, you can start streaming IPTV content on GSE Smart IPTV.

Note: You can install Kodi 19.4 on Google TV to get IPTV services in the form of add-ons.

How to Sideload IPTV app on Chromecast with Google TV

If the IPTV application you are looking for is not available officially, you can sideload it using Downloader on Google TV.

[1] Click on Search from the home screen.


[2] Search for the Downloader using Google Assistant or a virtual keyboard.

IPTV on Chromecast with Google TV

[3] Click on Install to start the installation.


[4] Before launching the app, go to SettingsAppsSecurity & RestrictionsUnknown SourcesInstall Unknown AppsTurn on the toggle next to Downloader to enable Developer mode.

IPTV on Chromecast with Google TV

Note: Enabling unknown sources is very important to install any third-party apk.

[5] Now, launch Downloader from the Your Apps section.

[6] Enter the IPTV apk URL for the app you need to add. For instance, type for GSE Smart IPTV.


[7] Click on Go to download and install the apk.

[8] Select Open to launch the app.

[9] Now you can stream IPTV content by configuring the required login details.

Pro Tip: Apart from Downloader, you can also install apps from unknown sources using Filelinked and Aptoide TV on your Google TV device.

How to Cast IPTV on Chromecast with Google TV from Android

You can also cast the IPTV player to your Chromecast device if you are bored of streaming content on a small screen.

[1] Connect your Android smartphone and your Google TV device to the same WIFI network.

[2] Open the Play Store on your Android device.


[3] Search for GSE Smart IPTV and install the corresponding app.

[4] Open GSE Smart IPTV and log in with your IPTV account credentials.

[5] Once the homepage appears, tap the Cast icon.

Cast icon on GSE Smart IPTV

[6] Select your Google TV from the available devices.

Start watching your favorite movies, web series, or TV channels on your TV via casting.

How to Fix IPTV Not Working on Chromecast with Google TV

Sometimes, you may find the IPTV not working on your Google TV due to various reasons. However, you can resolve those by following the necessary troubleshooting steps.

[1] Check WiFi – If the videos aren’t loading well and buffers, check the internet speed. Restart the router or connect to the new internet connection if the internet speed is slow.

[2] Remove App Data – High storage of apps data can be an interruption to your IPTV player when it stops working. Remove the app data on Google TV and check.

[3] Restart Google TV – Try rebooting Google TV, can resolve minor bugs in the app.

[4] Check System Firmware – If your Google TV firmware is outdated, the IPTV app begins to crash or close frequently. Upgrade Chromecast with Google TV to the latest software to fix.

[5] Reset Google TV – If the above troubleshooting methods don’t work, try resetting Google TV to the factory settings and setting up IPTV from scratch.

Alternate Apps to Cast IPTV to TV

If the app is unavailable on Google TV or you can’t sideload the app, then you should screen-mirror or cast IPTV content from your smartphone. Some of the popular IPTV apps with Chromecast enabled are


Is IPTV illegal to use?

No, IPTV is legal to use if the service provider has a license for streaming. Else, you must use a trusted VPN service to stream copyrighted content.

Can I get IPTV for free?

No, Most IPTV player requires a subscription to stream their content.

Does IPTV support Google Chromecast?

Yes, most IPTV has an in-built cast feature. If not, you can screen mirror your smartphone to a Chromecast device.

Can you stream IPTV on any Smart TV?

Yes, you can get the IPTV apps from the respective app store. Alternatively, you can opt for casting from your PC/ mobile device.