Freeview’s mobile app now supports Chromecast

Alex Kidman 22 May 2017

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The Freeview FV app has been available since late last year, with Apple AirPlay built at launch, which was great if you owned an Apple TV, but significantly less compelling if you were an owner of Google’s excellent and affordable little Chromecast. Freeview FV provides mobile app-based streaming of a range of Australian free-to-air broadcasters, including all of the primary digital channels from each channel.

Freeview has announced that the latest latest release of the Freeview FV app adds Chromecast support for all 20 supported channels. That doesn’t quite mean that you get access to everything that gets broadcast across all free to air providers, as internet streaming rights provisions (especially for certain sports) means that Freeview FV still has some licensing limitations.

Although given that most full TVs sit within range of a broadcast antenna, you could always watch those events that way. Still, bringing Chromecast support to the party does provide a watching solution for those who can't otherwise install a regular antenna, or who live in poor reception areas.

Chromecast support for the Freeview FV app includes both iOS and Android platforms, and the app itself is free to download, although data usage charges for streaming will apply if you’re using it on a mobile network.

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