IPTV is one of the best choices to stream all live TV channels without any cable or satellite TV subscriptions. There are various IPTV choices out there. Chromecast recently came up with a device called Chromecast with Google TV. Like in any other streaming devices, you can able to add apps and stream them with an interactive UI. Few apps are available on the Play Store, and a few can be sideloaded with a third-party application, and some IPTV apps support casting so that you will be able to cast the contents. So now, let’s see how to stream IPTV on Google TV.
How to Install IPTV on Google TV
Let us take the GSE Smart TV app as an instance and install the app from the Play Store.
1). Turn on your Google TV and connect it to the internet.
2). From the home screen, click on the Apps section at the top menu bar.
3). Select Search for Apps on the next screen.
4). Click on the Search field, type the GSE Smart IPTV with the help of an on-screen keyboard. Or you can use voice command with Google Assistant to search for the apps.
5). Select the app from the search result.
6). On the app information screen, click on the Install button.
7). The IPTV app will be downloaded and installed on your Google TV.
8). Launch the app, sign in with your credentials, and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the initial setup.
How to Sideload IPTV on Google TV
If the app isn’t available on the Play Store, you can sideload the app with the help of a third-party application like Downloader. Follow the below steps to sideload an IPTV app.
1). Install Downloader on Google TV from the Play Store.
2). Enable Developer Mode: Settings > System > About. Click continuously on Android TV OS Builder until you see a message states, “You are now a developer“.
3). Then, go to Settings > Apps > Security and Restrictions > Unknown Source. Click on it to enable the unknown sources for the Downloader app.
4). Launch the Downloader app and click on the URL field to type the URL of the IPTV player you want to download.
5). Now, click on the Go button.
6). Wait till the app gets downloaded, and then click on the Install option to complete the installation process.
7). Click Open to launch the app and sign in with your credentials. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup.
Cast IPTV to Chromecast with Google TV
Not all IPTV apps support casting, but a few apps do. If the app support casting, you can cast its contents from your smartphone to the Google TV.
1). Connect your smartphone and Google TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
2). Install the IPTV app on your Android or iOS smartphone.
3). Now, launch the app and play any of the content you want to stream.
4). Tap the Cast icon on the screen. Then, select your Google TV from the list of available devices.
5). Now the contents will be streamed on Google TV.
You can also use the Google Chrome browser on your laptop and stream the IPTV contents. Unfortunately, the IPTV sites aren’t reliable and keep on changing. And in a few other IPTV, you may need to use the screen mirroring feature too.
Can you put IPTV on Google Chromecast?
Yes, most of the IPTV apps provide native support to Chromecast. But still, you may need a screen mirroring option to stream the IPTV on Google Chromecast.
Is IPTV illegal?
No, not all the IPTVs are illegal, but a few are. The contents that you stream with an IPTV may be copyrighted, so it is recommended to use a VPN for your privacy concerns and to avoid any issues with copyright infringements.
How can I watch IPTV on my TV?
Yes, you can install IPTV on smart TVs. Or you can also stream IPTV on TV by installing the app on any streaming devices or casting the contents from a smartphone or laptop.