BT Sport has announced a new partnership with Chromecast, Google’s media streaming device.
This means BT’s broadband customers now have another way to watch the BT Sport App, in addition to the existing BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media platforms.
BT Sport is the latest addition to a Chromecast line-up that already includes BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Netflix, plus Google Play Movies and Google Play Music.
Chromecast, which retails at £30, allows customers to ‘cast’ video to their television from the BT Sport App on a tablet or smartphone.
Pete Oliver, managing director of BT's 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.
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