BBC iPlayer

A quick heads up for Brits picking up a new Google Chromecast; the BBC iPlayer app you already have is all set and ready to go. It looks like the BBC built Chromecast support into an earlier update of the app – the same applies on Android, too – so once you have the dongle connected to your TV there's very little you need to do.

It may take a minute or so, or even a relaunch of the app to kick it into gear. When it's ready to go you'll see the standard Chromecast logo along top of the app. To cast your content you need to first connect the app by tapping on the Chromecast logo and selecting which you want to pair to. After that just go ahead and choose what you want to watch and let it do the rest.

As a Brit, I'm over the moon that the local launch of Chromecast comes with support for the BBC iPlayer. I use the iPlayer a lot, and while I have access to it through my PS3 and even my cable box, this is a far quicker way of getting shows onto the TV. I've been longing for Apple and the BBC to get it together for so long now to get the iPlayer on the Apple TV, but at least if you also have a Chromecast you do have an easy alternative now.

Did anyone go out and pick up a Chromecast this morning? I'd be interested to hear what you think of it in the comments below!

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