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BBC Sport iOS and Android apps get Chromecast support

The BBC Sport app is now supported on Chromecast, letting sports fans cast live streams to their TV sets. 

Chromecast support for the iOS and Android BBC Sport apps was added to coincide with the Commonwealth Games. 

When you browse content that can be streamed and the app detects that your Chromecast is connected to your TV, the cast icon will appear in the top right corner of the app. You then simply tap the icon and then the live stream media will be casted to your TV. 

If you want to stream all of the Commonwealth Games action and you don't have a smart TV, grab your phone and a Chromecast
If you want to stream all of the Commonwealth Games action and you don’t have a smart TV, grab your phone and a Chromecast

BBC Android engineer Sam Taylor said: “After the success of the Chromecast integration in BBC iPlayer, we had a unique opportunity to take all of the multi-stream content from the BBC Sport website and provide our users with a new way of viewing this summer’s live sporting events on the big screen.” 

The BBC has promised more than 1,300 hours of Commonweath Games coverage on BBC Sport. 

The latest addition to the Beeb’s multimedia arsenal will be of particular interest to Freeview and YouView viewers who can normally only access two live streams on the red button channels. 

BBC Sport often hosts multiple live streams on its site, as it did with the 2014 World Cup. Chromecast support means that those without a smart TV or a connected set-top box can watch live streams in their living room for peanuts – a Chromecast dongle costs just £30

Alterntively, if you’re in he market for a new phone, check out Vodafone’s latest offer where you can pick up a Chromecast for £25 instead. 

BBC Sport is available on Virgin Media TiVo a number of smart TVs from SamsungSony and Panasonic as well as Sony’s last-gen PlayStation 3 console

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