Do you want to watch TV via a Chromecast? Which can! It works very easily and can be done with all kinds of apps, such as NPO Start Plus and our TV Anywhere App. Handy if you don’t have a TV subscription, but still want to watch live TV. In this blog, you will learn everything about watching free TV via Chromecast.
What is a Chromecast?
A Chromecast is a dongle from Google that allows you to play images from your phone, tablet, or computer on your television.
You can buy it through many internet shops. You connect the Chromecast to an HDMI input on your television and connect it to the WiFi network at your home.
There are different kinds. The latest variants are the Google Chromecast V3 and the Google Chromecast 4K with Google TV.
With the latter variant, you can watch live television via Chromecast without a telephone, tablet, or computer.
This Chromecast comes with a special remote control that you use to navigate through the menu. You can also download various apps.
In addition to television via NPO Start Plus and the TV Anywhere App, you can also immediately watch your favorite Netflix series.
How can you watch TV with a Chromecast?
You can watch TV with a Chromecast. You do that in two steps. First, you have to set up the Chromecast and then you start watching. This is how you set it up:
- Connect your phone, tablet, or laptop to your WiFi network.
- This should be the same Wi-Fi network your Chromecast is connected to. Even if the Chromecast is built into your television as a function.
- You must also have the latest version of the Google Home app. Don’t you have it yet? Download it below.
Now that you’ve done this, you’re ready to watch TV with Chromecast. That’s how you do that:
- Open an app that supports Chromecast.
- Tap the cast icon. It’s the square with a Wi-Fi logo on the bottom left. This icon can be in a different place for each app.
- Then choose the device you want to cast to.
- You can now cast your videos, movies, and series onto the TV.
- Are you ready? Then choose the cast icon again and select ‘Disconnect’ there.
With these apps, you can watch live TV via a Chromecast
As you read above, the operation of Chromecast is easy. This way you can watch TV super fast via a Chromecast.
The only thing you need besides the dongle? An app that supports Chromecast. With the apps below you can watch live TV via a Chromecast.
With the NPO app, you can watch live TV via a Chromecast. You can ‘cast’ all channels of the public broadcaster to the big screen of your television.
Not only NPO 1, 2, and 3 but also the theme channels. These are NPO 1 Extra, NPO 2 Extra, NPO Zeppelin Extra, NPO News, and NPO Politics. This can be done for free.
You can also watch missed broadcasts. Do you want an extra large offer without commercial breaks? Then take out a monthly cancellable subscription of € 2.95.
You can download NPO for Android and iOS.
With this streaming app, you can watch the channels of the public broadcaster, RTL and Talpa live via a Chromecast.
You can also watch missed broadcasts. The app is free for the first month, after which you pay € 8.95 per month. This can be canceled monthly.
You can download NLZiet for Android and iOS.
BVN is the television channel for Dutch and Flemish people living abroad. Via this channel, you can still watch live Dutch TV via a Chromecast. The app can also be used.
You can watch BVN live for free and you will be presented with a selection of Flemish programmes. You can watch missed programs on-demand for free.
You can download BVN Live for Android and iOS.
Do you have Interactive TV? Then you can use our for free TV Anywhere app to use. With this app, you can watch the television channels from your channel package live throughout the EU.
Perfect in combination with a Unlimited subscription for your phone, because that way you don’t have to worry about your data usage.
Watch lets you watch live sports on your Chromecast. Look is the Talpa app and you look at the range of SBS6, Net5, and Veronica. You can watch live Europe and Conference League but also watch programs on-demand with commercials. The app is free.
You can download Watch for Android and iOS.
Good WiFi to watch TV fluently via a Chromecast
The beauty of a Chromecast? You can watch television wirelessly with it. You send the image from the app on your phone to your television via your WiFi network.
To do this without a hitch, a good WiFi signal is very important. Do you want fast wireless internet everywhere in the house, because you also want to watch TV via a Chromecast in the attic, for example? You arrange it with one WIFI amplifier.