Google recently launched a streaming device named “Chromecast with Google TV.” Unlike the older versions, it includes an intuitive UI and supports downloading apps within the device. IPTV is the best alternative to stream various live TV channels without cable support. There are various IPTV providers out there. You have to choose the one that suits you. Most of the IPTV apps are available on the Google TV Store. If not, you can also sideload them with the apk file. Another way to stream IPTV is by casting it from your smartphone. All the possible ways to stream IPTV on Google TV have been discussed in this guide.
How to Watch IPTV on Chromecast with Google TV
There are so many IPTV players out there in the market. Here, we are going to use GSE Smart IPTV, the popular IPTV player officially available for Google TV.
1. Launch your Chromecast with Google TV and hover to the Apps section from the home screen. Or click on the Search option.
2. Browse for the GSE Smart IPTV under Video Players and Editors category or click on the Search for Apps menu and type the IPTV name.
3. Select the GSE Smart IPTV app from the list of search results.
4. Click on the Install button on the app information screen.
5. The app will be installed on your Google TV device.
6. Launch the app and allow permission for required things.
7. Choose the login method and configure your login credentials to start streaming the IPTV contents.
Sideload IPTV on Chromecast with Google TV
If the desired IPTV player is not on the Google TV store, you can sideload the app on Google TV.
1. Install the Downloader app on your Chromecast with Google TV.
2. Enable developer mode: click on the profile icon, Settings > System > About > click continuously on Android TV OS Builder until you see the “You are now a developer” message on the screen.
3. Go to Settings >Apps > Security and Restrictions > Unknown Sources. Now enable the toggle near the Downloader app.
4. Launch the Downloader app on Google TV and click on the URL field.
5. Type the apk URL of the IPTV Player you want to download and click on the Go button.
6. After downloading the IPTV apk file, click on Install to install it on your Google TV.
7. Tap Done after installing the app.
7. Launch the app and proceed with the login process to watch your favorite media content.
Cast IPTV on Chromecast with Google TV
The last method to watch IPTV on Google TV is casting it from your Android or iOS device. There are so many IPTV players available on Google Play Store, and App Store has built-in Chromecast support. By using it, you can cast IPTV contents directly from your Android or iPhone.
If the player lacks the built-in cast support, you can mirror your Android or iPhone screen on Google TV to watch the contents.
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