The brand new Chromecast arrives with help for native apps, however some customers within the UK took observe that the system appeared to lack help for the favored BBC iPlayer. Forward of the launch subsequent week, although, it appears Chromecast with Google TV is getting official BBC iPlayer help.
Google’s previous Chromecast, the one powered by your telephone, has had iPlayer help for years. Nevertheless, the Android TV platform has solely had minimal help from the BBC, solely an app made by Nvidia which disappeared almost a year ago.
A user on Reddit from the UK managed to get their arms on a Chromecast with Google TV a bit early and located that the BBC iPlayer app was accessible for obtain from the Google Play Retailer. The app seems totally useful in his demo beneath and it has a UI completely different from the older Nvidia-made app. Notably, too, the “NowTV” app from Sky can also be engaged on the Chromecast, nevertheless it doesn’t really totally load up simply but.
Replace 10/16: The BBC has now officially listed the iPlayer app with help for Google TV on the brand new Chromecast. In the meanwhile, it seems that that is the one system with help for iPlayer. Android Police discovered that it received’t present within the UK Play Retailer for gadgets such because the Nvidia Defend or Xiaomi Mi Field.
It appears potential that this new iPlayer app will probably be made accessible broadly for Android TV and Google TV, however proper now we will solely speculate. It’s additionally completely potential that Google merely pushed for the iPlayer app to be created by the BBC for Chromecast simply to retain parity with the earlier fashions. Regardless of the case, this can be a good signal!
Chromecast with Google TV launches formally within the UK this Friday, October sixteenth.
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