Friday, 24 November 2017

BT Sport to join Chromecast line-up

BT
Thursday 03 April 14

BT Sport has confirmed that it will join the list of content partners available on Chromecast, Google’s media streaming device, the company announced today. BT’s broadband customers now have another way to watch the BT Sport App adding to the many ways to watch BT Sport along with BT TV and the Sky and Virgin Media platforms…

BT Sport has confirmed that it will join the list of content partners available on Chromecast, Google’s media streaming device, the company announced today. BT’s broadband customers now have another way to watch the BT Sport App adding to the many ways to watch BT Sport along with BT TV and the Sky and Virgin Media platforms.

BT Sport is the latest addition to a line-up that already includes BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Netflix, plus Google Play Movies and Google Play Music.

Chromecast, which retails at just £30, allows customers to ‘cast’ video to their television from the BT Sport App on a tablet or smartphone.

Pete Oliver, managing director, Consumer Commercial and Marketing, said: “Chromecast has been a tremendous success in the US and we feel it could take off in the UK as well.

“We are already delivering BT Sport via our App and we are seeing some impressive viewing figures, which demonstrates that customers appreciate this option.

“Customers with Chromecast will be able to enjoy the BT Sport App, which is free with broadband from BT, on a large screen, allowing customers to cast a Barclays Premier League match to their TV, rather than watching on a smaller screen.

“This helps us to deliver on our aim to bring the best quality sport to BT customers at affordable prices across a wide number of platforms and devices.”

From April 7 the 'cast' button will appear in the BT Sport app on Android and iOS devices. Chromecast is a small dongle that works with any television with a standard HDMI port.

BT Sport is free with BT Broadband. TV customers require a set top box: for BT TV customers this can be a YouView box with BT Infinity or Vision+ box, for Sky TV customers this is via Sky’s digital satellite platform. Customers taking BT Sport via Sky’s digital satellite platform can access the channels with just one call to BT. TV customers who receive the channels via BT TV with BT Infinity or on the Sky digital satellite platform have the option of receiving the channels in HD for just £3 a month. Virgin Media XL TV customers can access BT Sport as part of their packages; Virgin Media also offers the channels as a standalone premium service to TV customers who do not take the XL pack.


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