If you love watching TV shows, movies, and series, then IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is the term you should know. It is the perfect technology to stream all the entertainment VOD content and Live TV channels in one spot. By purchasing a subscription plan from the right provider, you will have access to all media content on almost all commonly used devices. If you thought the IPTV provider supports only smartphones, you could cast the content from your smartphone/PC to the TV via Chromecast.

Prerequisite:

Before casting any kind of IPTV service,

  • Connect the Google Chromecast device to the HDMI port of the TV or monitor screen.
  • If your device has in-built Chromecast support, make sure to turn it on.
  • Make sure the Chromecast device and the casting device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

How to Chromecast IPTV from Smartphone

With a smartphone, you can cast the content directly if the IPTV app is Chromecast compatible, or you need to mirror your smartphone screen to the Chromecast device.

Using Chromecast Compatible App from Android Phone/ iPhone

With this method, you can cast apps like BubbleUPnP UPnP/DLNA License, IPTV Smarters Pro, GSE Smart IPTV, Lenox player, VLC Media Player, etc.

[1] Download and install an IPTV app that supports Chromecast from the App Store or Google Play Store.

[2] Launch the app on your phone and log in with your IPTV credentials or M3U playlist URL.

[3] Click on the Cast icon in the app (top right corner of the app or in the media player).

Click on the cast icon to Chromecast IPTV

[4] Select your Chromecast device from the list of available devices.

Select your Chromecast device from the list

[5] That’s it. Now you can watch IPTV on your Chromecast-connected TV.

How to Chromecast IPTV without Cast Feature

[1] Download and install an IPTV app on your smartphone.

[2] Launch the app on your phone and log in with your IPTV credentials or M3U URL.

Screen Mirror IPTV using Android

[3] Swipe down the screen to view the Notification center.

[4] Choose the casting option.

Select Cast option from the Notification center

[5] Select your Chromecast device from the list of available devices.

Choose your Chromecast device

[6] Your Android device will mirror the TV screen. Now, launch the IPTV app and cast your content.

Screen Mirror IPTV using iPhone

[3] Download and Install Chromecast Streamer from the App Store.

Install Chromecast Streamer from the App Store.
Download

[4] Open the app and select your Chromecast device to connect.

Click Connect to setup Chromecast

[5] Choose Screen Mirror and click on Screen Mirroring.

Tap to start mirroring on the screen mirror page

[6] Finally, click on Start Broadcast to start mirroring.

Click Start Broadcast to Chromecast IPTV

[7] Launch your IPTV app and play any video.

[8] The content will mirror on the TV where your Chromecast is connected.

How to Chromecast IPTV on PC/ Laptop

If your IPTV provider offers web player support, you can use the Chrome browser on Windows and macbook to directly cast your IPTV.

[1] Open the Chrome browser on your PC.

[2] Hit the Chrome menu in the top right corner.

[3] Choose the Cast… option from the menu.

Click cast under the Chrome menu

[4] Select your Chromecast device from the cast tab.

choose your Chromecast device

[5] After mirroring your browser screen, visit the web version of the IPTV provider and sign in to your account.

[6] Play a title and watch it on the bigger screen (TV).

Watch IPTV on Chromecast via VLC

There are several windows apps available to play IPTV content. VLC is one of the most popularly used streaming players to access several IPTV providers.

[1] Download and install VLC Media Player on PC.

[2] Hit on Media from the menu bar.

[3] Choose Open Network Stream from the menu.

Choose Open Network Stream from the menu.

[4] Under the Network tab, enter or paste the M3U URL to stream.

Under the Network tab, enter or paste the M3U URL to stream.

[5] Click on Play to start streaming and watch it on your Chromecast-connected TV by setting the source to Cast Desktop (Step 4 on the above method).

Best IPTV Players

Some of the best IPTV Players include

  • IPTV Smarters PRO
  • GSE Smart IPTV
  • VLC Media Player
  • IPTV by Alexander Sofronov
  • Perfect Player IPTV
  • BubbleUPnP

Some other free IPTV Players for Chromecast are Underground IPTV, Relax IPTV, Obey IPTV, Flex IPTV, Fluxus IPTV, Top Dog IPTV, and more. You can access these services to watch IPTV for free and cast to Chromecast dongles with ease.

Related: How to Chromecast Kodi Media Player to TV

FAQs

How does IPTV work?

Internet Protocol (IP) is a delivery mechanism to deliver the content/ videos to the viewers. They are much cheaper than the streaming services.

Can I get IPTV for Apple TV?

Yes, you can get IPTV Players on Apple TV.

Is IPTV available for free?

Most of the IPTV Players are subscription-based. However, you can also get some free IPTV players too, like Underground IPTV.

Is IPTV legal and safe to use?

Yes, IPTV Players are completely legal and safe to use.

Do I need a VPN to stream IPTV?

Yes, you can use a VPN service not only to block geo-restrictions but also to protect yourself from phishing sites.