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Can I stream the BT Sport app to my TV?

Can I stream the BT Sport app to my TV?

The BT Sport app is compatible with both Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices, allowing you to watch video from the app on your television.

For either to work, the device on which you are running the BT Sport app must be on the same Wifi network as your Apple TV or Chromecast.

Please note, to get the best quality experience on your TV we recommend a minimum broadband line speed of 2mbps.

Apple TV

Apple TV set-up instructions are available here

Once you have set up your Apple TV according to the manufacturer's instructions and put your TV on the correct HDMI channel, access the app as normal on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

If the device senses an Apple TV on the same network, an Airplay icon (pictured) will appear in the bottom right corner of the video player.

Tap this icon and select 'Apple TV' from the menu that appears. The video will then be sent to your television.

When you are using Airplay functionality within the BT Sport app, the video will not also appear on the screen of your device.

Google Chromecast

Chromecast set-up instructions are available here

You can 'cast' video to a Chromecast from either the iOS or Android version of the BT Sport app.

First, set up your Chromecast according to the manufacturer's instructions and put your TV on the correct HDMI channel.

If the device running the BT Sport app is on the same Wifi network as a fully set-up Chromecast, a casting icon appears in the top right-hand corner of the app home screen.

When the user taps the casting icon, a pop-up window appears displaying all Chromecast devices detected. The user needs to select the Chromecast that they wish to cast to, regardless of whether they only have a single device.

Once the device is connected to the Chromecast, the casting icon in the top right corner is illuminated blue

When the casting icon is illuminated, it does NOT mean that the page is mirroring to your TV. It simply means that, when you do start playing a video on the app, it will cast to your TV.

A viewer can also start casting while a video is already playing within the app, by following exactly the same process.

When you are casting from the BT Sport app to your television, the video will not also appear on the screen of your device.

If you are having problems streaming the BT Sport channels to your Chromecast, it is recommended that you try using the extender that is included in the Chromecast packaging, as it may be that the Chromecast is not receiving a strong enough Wifi signal from your router.

You can find more help via this link How to stream through Chromecast on the BT Sport App

 Cheers Sean

Community ManagerSeanD
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Re: Can I stream the BT Sport app to my TV?

An update on Sean's post on airplay/casting to your TV using an AppleTV or Chromecast - we've recently released some new 'native' clients (a.k.a. 'Large Screen App') for Apple TV, XBox, and Samsung TVs (2015 models & onwards). 

You can download the new 'Large Screen' BT Sport App from the equivalent App Stores on each of those platforms and view the live streams in a slick new interface.

There's more info here. We're working hard on other new features for those Large Screen Apps and on additional platforms.

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