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by sheltielife Established Contributor
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Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

Why can't I watch BT Sport on my TV using the 6 month free offer? At the end of the offer if I choose to pay the £5 will I still not be able to watch on TV?

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by Grand Master
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

@sheltielife  Sorry to say you was misinformed about this as you can not mirror the BT sort app to the TV.  

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by Grand Master
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

@sheltielife  Because is a phone or tablet only app offer.   The offer is not for BT sport on the EE tv.  

by sheltielife Established Contributor
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

So, that means that I won't be paying the extra £5 at the end of the free 6 months. Trying to watch football on a small screen isn't great, plus it means I can't watch with friends, which I like to do.

by Grand Master
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

@sheltielife  That's up to you but this offer is for the BT sport app and nothing else. 

by sheltielife Established Contributor
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

As I have just said on another discussion I found I am sure at the time I got my EE TV it was said that you could mirror anything that is on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. This obviously isn't correct as I can have the BT Sport app running on my laptop but not mirror it to my TV.

by Grand Master
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

@sheltielife  Sorry to say you was misinformed about this as you can not mirror the BT sort app to the TV.  

by sheltielife Established Contributor
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

OK I have to accept that. Just glad the EE TV box was free

by shah312 Established Contributor
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

What, ee box for free. I had to pay for rental of mine and then pay £6 a month for services. Got fed up of services I don't use so I left last year. Now it is free??

 

In regards to this thread you can cast BT sport, use a third party app, not super simple but effective. 

by Grand Master
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

@shah312  You can now use a chromecast as that was a BT sport app update 2 weeks ago.  And if you read the thread its stream from the BT sport app nothing about using a 3rd party work around.  But at the time of this thread from last year you couldn’t so at the time that was correct.   

 

And I think you’ll find the usage of the word free was about getting the box not about the monthly fee to have the box.  

by sheltielife Established Contributor
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

I have chromecast so you are saying I can use that with the BT Sport app to watch on TV is this correct?

by Grand Master
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

@sheltielife  According to the BT sport update list yes you can.  Here is the message when you look at the updates about the BT sport app  

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 It’s still not possible with an Apple TV and screen mirroring through.  

by sheltielife Established Contributor
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

Thanks that's brilliant I will try it tonight.

by Grand Master
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

@sheltielife  Let’s us know how it goes.  

by sheltielife Established Contributor
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

I have since tried it on my iPad and laptop and it still doesn't work. I can't try it on my iPhone as I have used up the number of devices you can have it on.

by Grand Master
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

@sheltielife  If you go into the settings of the BT sport app you can log out from the device that you doing it on.  You should then be able to login on your phone.  

by sheltielife Established Contributor
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Re: Why won't BT Sport free work on a TV

It's still coming up with a message saying EE customers can't cast to a TV.  When I put my TV on the correct HDMI and hit the casting button on my device it says ready to cast. As soon as I start trying to play BT Sport it comes up with the message.

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