Powerful cars, blazing speeds, exceptionally skilled drivers: the world of F1 is undeniably captivating. It’s no wonder that over 70 million people watch every race to see Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari battle it out for pole position.
With streaming services becoming more sophisticated and F1 TV providing such a thorough service worldwide, it’s now easier than ever to watch these races online, and on any device.
In this article, we take a look at what F1 TV is and how to set up and stream F1 TV on Chromecast. The good news? It’s never been easier to cast an F1 live stream to the biggest screen you’ve got!
What is F1 TV?
F1 TV is the official Formula 1 OTT streaming service and offers users two subscriptions. With the basic plan, F1 TV Access (opens in new tab), you can watch full race replays, highlights, F1’s historical race archives and more. The premium subscription, F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab)has the features of F1 TV Access and you also have the option to live stream every practice and qualifying session, plus the races themselves.
A fantastic feature of both plans is that you have access to the F1 cameras on board. This means you can switch between the live feed and one of the onboard cameras of the 20 cars. The camera swap feature is even available on race replays.
F1 TV is available in over 100 countries, including the US, France, Brazil and South Africa – and you can put a spin on it with a free 7-day trial (opens in new tab). But it’s worth noting that the bigger and better F1 TV Pro isn’t available in some key territories (including the UK and Australia) due to rights restrictions.
How much does F1 TV cost?
Prices vary depending on the country. For example, in the US, access to F1 TV Pro costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. However, in India it costs only $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year after 7 days free trial (opens in new tab).
Is F1 TV on Chromecast?
Yes, F1 TV is on Chromecast. Chromecast is supported on both PC web browsers and iOS/Android mobile devices.
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Using F1 TV on Chromecast
Since Chromecast is a media streaming device, you cannot install F1 TV on it as such. However, you can cast the service to a monitor or TV with Chromecast.
To get started, you’ll need a Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast built-in. Next, you need to connect your Chromecast device and computer/tablet/phone to the same Wi-Fi network.
Once connected, open Google Chrome on your computer and click on the three vertical dots icon in the top right corner. Select Cast from the menu bar and the content from your browser will be cast on the TV or monitor.
Play the content on your iOS or Android mobile device and press the ‘Chromecast’ button.
In Microsoft Edge, click the three horizontal dots icon in the top right corner and go to More tools. Click Cast media to device and select a device to cast to. Once selected, your browser media will be cast on the monitor or TV.
In Firefox, you need to install an extension in the browser to enable Chromecast support.
What other devices can I watch F1 TV on?
Besides Chromecast, F1 TV is available on browsers, mobile phones and tablets. It’s also possible to get it on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (not supported through the TV app), and Roku devices (3900x and above).
You can stream it on your PC through web browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but F1 TV does not support Samsung Internet, Opera and UC Browser (certain features may work properly in these browsers, however).
Not bothered by the F1 TV app? There are plenty of other ways to watch an F1 live stream in 2023, including some free options.
Do you like the sound of F1 TV? Now go to the website (opens in new tab)sign up and start watching!