How to watch live television on your Google Chromecast

There are plenty of live TV news channels that you catch watch on your Chromecast. Here's how.

By James Cridland
Posted 18 May 2016, 5.32am bst
James Cridland

Want to watch live television on your Google Chromecast? Perhaps you want an alternative to pay-tv, but you're still a news junkie? Here's a list of some of the English-language news channels you can get on the big screen.

Not got a Google Chromecast? They're inexpensive devices that plug straight into your TV. While Amazon don't sell them, you'll find them in your local Best Buy, JB-Hifi or Currys.

Via YouTube

Click on the below link to open these channels in YouTube, and then hit the 'cast' button to get them on your television. These links also work in most YouTube-enabled smart TVs and set-top boxes, and work on Android and iOS phones.

YouTube doesn't give live streams a permanent link, so these links may have changed. However, you should be able to search to find their new pages.

From your Android phone or Chromebook

A little more clunky, but with an Android phone or Chromebook, you'll find a Cast button in the video of the following channels by visiting the websites below. Where an official feed exists, we've used it rather than third-party aggregators.

Using your laptop's tab-casting feature

Even more clunky than above, but if you are running Chrome with the Chromecast extension on your laptop, you can view these channels on your TV by clicking the Cast extension logo and casting a live tab. This is unlikely to work brilliantly, but it's better than nothing...

Know of any more? Have any links changed? Let us know in the comments!

James Cridland — James runs, and is a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. He also publishes a free daily newsletter about podcasting, Podnews, and a weekly radio trends newsletter.


5 years, 4 months ago

It may be worth considering having an article on Kodi. For example the World News Live add-on has many of the news channels featured here.

Kodi is on Windows, iOS, Android and other smaller software platforms and can be watched on tv through Android TV or Amazon Fire TV.

However I've watched Sky News via YouTube on Chromecast and can recommend it.

1 year ago

The best option is BCE Premium TV. We are using it for a long time. Over 100 Premium Sports HD Channels ( Sky Sports, BT Sport, beIN Sports, Fox Sports, NBCSN, TSN, ESPN, Euro Sports, NFL Network, WWE, ... ) only $20/month or $85/year. just search "BCE Premium TV" on Google you will find it easily.

10 months ago

Here is BCE Premium TV Official website:

2 months, 1 week ago

I have one right here, and I just use it for YouTube or Netflix only, I don't use it for watching some TV shows because I can just read it on any media sites. Thanks for the list though, still very informative. Anyway, before I go, let me share you some free games here that you can download online easily, check this one out called Infinty Kingdom and Last Day on Earth. You can enjoy these games right now, by following the link, have fun.

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