Chromecast with Google TV wants to get BBC iPlayer

The new Chromecast comes with support for native apps, but some users in the UK have found that the device doesn’t seem to have support for the popular BBC iPlayer. However, before it launches next week, Chromecast with Google TV appears to be getting official BBC iPlayer support.

Google’s old Chromecast supported by your phone has supported iPlayer for years. However, the Android TV platform received minimal support from the BBC, just an app from Nvidia that disappeared almost a year ago.

A Reddit user from the UK managed to get their hands on a Chromecast with Google TV a little earlier and discovered that the BBC iPlayer app is available for download from the Google Play Store. The app appears fully functional in its demo below and has a different user interface than the older app made by Nvidia. It is also noteworthy that the “NowTV” app from Sky also works on Chromecast but is not yet fully loaded.

Update 16.10.: The BBC has now officially listed the iPlayer app with support for Google TV in the new Chromecast. At the moment, this seems to be the only device that supports iPlayer. Android police found that it is not showing up in the UK Play Store for devices like the Nvidia Shield or the Xiaomi Mi Box.

It seems possible that this new iPlayer app will be widely available for Android TV and Google TV, but for now we can only speculate. It’s also entirely possible that Google simply pushed for the BBC’s iPlayer app to be built for Chromecast in order to maintain parity with previous models. In any case, this is a good sign!

Chromecast with Google TV will officially launch in the UK on Friday October 16.

More on Chromecast:

FTC: We Use Income Earning Auto Affiliate Links. More.

You can find more news at 9to5Google on YouTube:

These were the details of the news Chromecast with Google TV wants to get BBC iPlayer for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.