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RTL XL and Chromecast: literally everything you need to know

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Wesley Akkerman

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RTL XL and Chromecast can be used together. You have to meet a number of requirements for this, but luckily it's not all that difficult. In this article, we explain what you need to know and what you need to do, so that you can watch movies and series on your television in no time.

RTL XL and Chromecast use together? Fortunately, the RTL XL app for both Android and iOS supports streaming to a Chromecast. You do this by starting the desired stream and the Chromecasticon. Is the Chromecast not visible in the RTL XL app, then we have a number of solutions in that article.

RTL XL: what can you do with it?

RTL XL is an online video service where you can watch all fragments and episodes for free within seven days after a TV broadcast. If you want to see something that was broadcast much longer ago or has yet to be broadcast, then you have to rely on the video streaming service Videoland.

If you run into unsolvable problems with regard to RTL XL on your smartphone, we are now announcing that you can also download the app directly on your TV. You must have this:

  • Samsung Tizen 2015 and above
  • LG WebOS 2015 and above
  • Android TV: Philips 2015 and above

For all other people - or people who can't get the app to work on a smart TV - they can use the Google Chromecast. And otherwise you can of course use a television or media player wherever Chromecast already on is installed.

Of course it is also possible to stream live TV from RTL to the Chromecast with, for example, KPN iTV and Ziggo Go.

RTL XL and Chromecast
Image: RTL XL (Google Play Store)

RTL XL and Chromecast: what do you need?

To RTL XL and Chromecast together, you must have a smartphone or tablet on which the app is installed. Here you will find the version for Android en here you will find the version for iOS. Install the app and follow all the instructions that appear on the screen to get started.

Of course you also have one Chromecast necessary. It is intended that you Chromecast connect to the same Wi-Fi network as the smartphone or tablet on which the RTL XL app is installed. If you don't, the devices won't be able to find each other or communicate with each other.

If you have the Chromecast don't have it installed yet, no problem. Here you can read in detail how to do that, but we also have a short summary for it. Provide the Chromecast power and plug the HDMI cable into the power outlet. Switch to the correct channel on your TV and follow the steps on the screen. Another tip: download the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet.

Chromecast with Google TV HD

Operate with remote control + app
Very affordable
Good value for money

Stream in full HD. Offer only available for a limited time!
4K Video (60fps)
HDR 10 +
Android TV
Remote control
Wi-Fi ac (2.4 and 5GHz)

Stream in 4K, offer limited availability.

RTL XL and Chromecast: Stream content

Once you have everything installed and both the Chromecast if the smart device are on the same network, you can start immediately cast. All you have to do is click the Chromecastbutton. You will find that button at the top right of the app's menu.

When you press the button, a list will appear Chromecastdevices in the picture. These can be loose Chromecastmodels, but also televisions or media players with Chromecast built-in. So select the right model (for example the Chromecast that you just installed).

Step by step it looks like this:

RTL XL up Chromecast
Step-by-step plan to install RTL XL on the Chromecast and stream to the big screen.
Install, update and open the RTL XL app
Install or open the RTL XL app (iOS en Android) and make sure it is fully updated
Navigate through the app to the correct content
Select the content you would like to view
Start the stream in the RTL XL app
Start the stream and then search for it Chromecast icon in the screen.
Press this icon and select the Chromecast
Press this icon and then select the correct one Chromecast to stream to

You can also stream the content from a browser. For that you go to the website of RTL XL. Choose the content you want to watch. Please note that you must log in with an RTL XL account. After selecting the content, press the Cast icon again.

Now select the content you want to view. The app automatically forwards that content to your TV. Please note that you must view an ad on the mobile device first. After that, the content is only forwarded to the television and you can watch what you want for free.

Chromecast does not work
Street: Chromefans

RTL XL and Chromecast: Resolve possible problems

While using RTL XL and Chromecast you may run into problems. Consider the availability of certain programs abroad. Not all content can be viewed abroad, because RTL does not hold the broadcasting rights for that country.

In addition, there may be connection problems. Can't both devices find each other? Then restart them or change the wifi network of Chromecast. Does it still not work then? Then you read here all solutions regarding finding you Chromecast.

If you're streaming from your PC, it's best to use a browser that has Google's Cast technology, such as Google Chrome. Download the most recent version of that browser from Google's website to make sure you're up to date.

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