IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a streaming platform for instantly watching live TV channels and on-demand content. Those contents can be streamed with the help of certain media players. The IPTV media players will help you watch the favorite contents by providing the required M3U Playlist URL or login id/password (offered by the IPTV provider). Moreover, some of the IPTV players also comes with built-in support to cast the media on bigger screens via Chromecast.
Best IPTV Players for Chromecast
There are several IPTV players available for smartphones with built-in cast support. Some of them are
- GSE Smart IPTV
- Perfect Player IPTV
- IPTV Smarters PRO
- VLC Media Player
- IPTV by Alexander Sofronov
These players are officially on both Google Play Store (Android) and App Store (iOS). Let’s discuss the procedure to cast IPTV contents on Chromecast.
How to Cast IPTV on Chromecast
You can cast IPTV on Chromecast from smartphones as well as PC. We have used the GSE Smart IPTV player for smartphones, and for PC, we have used the VLC player for demonstration.
Chromecast IPTV Using Android & iOS
Before casting GSE Smart IPTV, make sure that your smartphone and Chromecast device is on the same WiFi network. GSE Smart IPTV app supports multiple languages (31 languages) along with parental control support.
#1 Plug-in Chromecast device to the TVs HDMI port.
#2 Install the GSE Smart IPTV app from Google Play Store and App Store on your Android and iPhone.
#3 Click the + icon in the app home screen and choose either Add M3U URL or Add JSON URL based on the login option given by your IPTV provider.
#4 Provide a Playlist name and configure the login details to get IPTV.
#5 Select the TV channel or on-demand content to stream and click the Cast button at the top.
#6 Choose your Chromecast device, and then the IPTV content will cast on your TV screen.
Chromecast IPTV Using PC/Laptop
The VLC media player is one of the best IPTV players for Windows and Mac computers. You can use it PC for streaming IPTV contents. Ensure that the PC and the Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
#1 Launch Google Chrome browser on your PC.
#2 Click the three vertical dot icon and select Cast in the options.
#3 Click the drop-down icon next to Sources tab and choose Cast Desktop.
#4 Now, choose your Chromecast device, and the PC screen will mirror on the TV.
#5 Open the VLC media player on your PC and select Media at the top. Tap Open Network Stream.
#5 Click Network tab and type the IPTV link in the network URL section.
#6 Wait for VLC to load the contents.
#7 Select and play the title you want. It will mirror on the TV screen.
You can also install and use the IPTV players that are convenient for you. If the chosen IPTV player lacks the built-in cast support, you need to mirror your smartphone screen on Chromecast TV before streaming IPTV contents.