BT Sport to get Chromecast support, hopefully in time for Premier League climax

Tuesday, April 1st 2014. | Internet News

British Telecom has confirmed its BT Sport channels are about to gain Google Chromecast support, allowing subscribers to beam the channels directly to televisions equipped with the £30 dongle.

The telecoms giant confirmed to the Financial Times the channels would be available to stream to the dongle (although only for BT Broadband subscribers), presumably via the BT Sport apps.

A swift roll out would give Chromecast owners a chance to view the Premier League run-in on their televisions without the need for a set-top box from the likes of YouView and BT Vision.

However, the BT is yet to confirm when the roll-out will take place.

Apple TV rival

The Chromecast dongle, a rival to Apple’s AirPlay platform, finally launched in the UK last month, following a prolonged wait for Brits seeking to get in on the streaming action.

It gives mobile device owners the opportunity to beam games, video, web and audio content to their living room television set.

So far the only broadcaster to incorporate the functionality into its app is the BBC, through its iPlayer app. Sky has also admitted it is considering adding Now TV to the mix, while Netflix also supports the dongle.

Via Engadget

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