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KPN iTV and Chromecast: the only step-by-step plan you need

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Wesley Akkerman

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KPN iTV and Chromecast: can they be used together? Fortunately, the short answer to that question is yes. In this article you can read everything you want to know about it. Such as what you need, how to establish the connection and what options are available. But also how you can solve any problems between the Chromecast and KPN iTV.

What is KPN iTV?

The KPN iTV application, available for Android en iOS, is similar in many ways to the Ziggo Go app. The app lets you do a number of things. Think of pausing live TV, starting a program from the beginning and of course going to a Chromecast cast.

KPN iTV is available as an app, but can also be accessed via your browser. If your browser has built-in Cast capabilities, you can also send content to your TV from a laptop or PC. There is also possibly a smart TV app, for those without Chromecast at home.

If you have a somewhat more expensive package, you can also view and manage the recordings that you have made yourself. You also have access to an on-demand selection of films and series, see what can be watched in the digital TV guide and receive viewing suggestions based on your viewing behaviour. So a handy app.

KPN iTV and Chromecast: the base

Before we talk about the connection between KPN iTV and Chromecast we need to be sure that the basics are correct. So you have one Chromecast, or a TV/media player with built-in Chromecast, which is on the same network as the smartphone with the KPN iTV app on it.

Image: KPN (Google Play Store)

If this is your first experience installing the Chromecast, don't worry: that job is done. Plug in the Chromecast into the socket and the HDMI cable into an open HDMI port on your TV, go to the correct channel and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

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Of course you also need the KPN iTV app. We've mentioned it before, but that app is available for Android and iOS. It is completely free to download. The only thing you need after that is a KPN account, since you have to be logged in for the available content.

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KPN iTV and Chromecast: the app

After downloading and installing the KPN iTV app, you need to log in. If you don't have your login details, grab them or look them up. You do not have to log in again afterwards, unless of course you decide to log out completely.

Once inside the app you can immediately choose what you want to watch. You can watch all kinds of content, such as live TV, recorded material (with the right subscription) or a movie or series that is offered. Choose what you want to watch so we can begin the casting process.

When you tap on the image with your finger, the menu appears on the screen. At the top right you will see the Cast icon. Don't you see that? Then we have here may be the solution for you. In order to cast, the Chromecast are on the same Wi-Fi network as your phone.

If that is the case, you will see - after tapping the button - a list of Chromecastdevices in the house. Tap the Chromecast or television you want to use and let technology take over. Within seconds you will see the content appear on the big screen.

To clarify this a bit further, below is a step-by-step plan for streaming from KPN iTV to Chromecast.

Stream from iTV to Chromecast, a step-by-step plan:

1. Make sure you download the KPN iTV app (Android of iOS)

2. Then log in with the details of your KPN account

3. Select which content you want to stream to the big screen

4. Then press the screen, after which a cast icon will appear in the top right corner. This will only be visible if your smartphone/tablet is connected to the same WiFi network as you Chromecast.

5. Select the correct one Chromecast and the casting can begin.

It can be that easy to get KPN iTV and Chromecast to use together.

Image: KPN, edit: Wesley Akkerman

KPN iTV and Chromecast: the website

You can also stream content through Google's browser, Google Chrome. You do need that browser on your PC or laptop. You can him download here. After downloading, proceed as follows:

  1. Open KPN iTV in the web browser.

2. Log in and select the movie or series you want to watch.
→ Via the three dots at the far right in the bar of Chrome. Then press the Cast… button and then choose the device you want to go to cast.
→ Or you press the Cast icon in the KPN iTV web player. The same menu will appear with a list of available devices within your WiFi network.

4. To view content you must be logged in at all times, of course. If you cannot view the content you want to view, you will probably have to log in first.

You don't have to do much more to get KPN iTV and Chromecast to collaborate with each other.

KPN iTV and Chromecast: it does not work

It can of course always happen that things don't go quite the way you would like, so that casting doesn't work out, for example. To solve this, there are a number of things you can check for KPN iTV and Chromecastproblem to solve.

1. In many cases, the solution is simple: check whether your smartphone/tablet is connected to the correct WiFi network. So this is the same Wi-Fi network as that of the Chromecast.

2. Close the KPN iTV app completely. If this does not work, reinstall the app.

3. No result yet, then you can do it too Chromecast lie. A rigorous, but often effective solution is to remove the Chromecast to reset. In this way the settings are completely redone (only takes a minute or 2, so pretty fast).

If you run into other problems, such as the Chromecast not find or that there no sound out of you Chromecastconnection, then fortunately there are plenty of manuals to be found on Chromefans.

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