Can You Cast BT Sport to Your Firestick?

With the use of new technology, cable TV connections are no longer the only way to watch your favourite programs. Subscriptions to applications like Netflix and Disney+ have made it possible to watch them without the need for cable connections.

You may have just invested in a Firestick and want to know if your subscriptions can be cast on it. A common question is if you can cast BT Sport to Firestick. If this is something you want to find out about, then this is the guide for you.

Features of the BT Sport App

  • Sports news coverage
  • Catch-up available for any matches that are missed
  • Key moments
  • Highlights of best activities performed on the sports field
  • 360 degree highlights available for specific events
  • Enhanced Video Player for major sports events

Can You Cast BT Sport to Your Firestick?

The simple answer is no. You aren’t able to cast BT Sport to your Firestick. The BT Sport application is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones. However, this application doesn’t support casting to an Amazon Firestick.

This casting option is only available to Apple TV or Chromecast. When so, you may not be able to cast BT Sport on these devices, as this depends on the type of subscription you have. Cases, where you won’t be able to cast the BT Sport application, is if you received it for free with your BT Mobile deal or EE Mobile contract.

Nonetheless, some workaround options can be used to cast BT Sport to your Amazon firestick.

Method One: Mirror Your Screen to Your Firestick

Although BT Sport isn’t compatible with Amazon Firestick, there is a way to watch it on your Firestick. Screen mirroring gives you the ability to cast the application.

Screen mirroring means that it mirrors, or duplicates, everything that is displayed on your smartphone to your TV. Amazon Firestick allows you to screen mirror with your smartphone.

Thereby, you’re able to watch BT Sport from your smartphone and mirror it onto your Amazon Firestick. It’s that simple. However, be sure that your Firestick and smartphone are connected to the same WIFI connection when you begin screen mirroring.

Method Two: Sideloading Apps

This is another way to enjoy BT Sport on your Amazon Firestick, but you don’t need a smartphone. This option is viable as long as you have paid for a BT Sport subscription.

Although the BT Sport app isn’t available on the Amazon App Store, the Firestick is an android-based device. Therefore, you can download the app through the means of sideloading it.

If you are unfamiliar with how to sideload, follow these easy steps:

  1. Open ‘Settings’ and go to ‘My Fire TV.’
  2. Search for ‘developer options’ and open it
  3. Turn on the feature that says ‘Apps from unknown sources’
  4. After this, go to the App Store and search for the ‘ES File Explorer’ app and download it
  5. Open ES File Explorer and select ‘+New’ at is located on the home page
  6. After this, a pop-up will appear. Paste the following link into the ‘path’:
    https://www.apkmirror.com/wp-content/themes/APKMirror/download.php?id=213645
  7. This link will download the APK file for the BT Sport app

Once the app is downloaded, open the file so that the installation process can start. After this app is installed, you’ll be able to watch BT Sport on your Firestick.

Very Important!

If you choose to sideload the BT Sport app or any other app onto your Amazon Firestick, you will need to use a VPN. This is because when streaming online, your IP is exposed. Thereby, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), government agencies, app developers, and hackers can easily track your online activities.

These entities mentioned above can put you at risk of facing legal problems if you have streamed any copyrighted content. However, you can avoid these problems by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). By making use of a good VPN, you can hide your real identity as it switches your IP address to different locations.

Added to this, a good VPN also gives you the ability to access geo-restricted media. Some examples of geo-restricted apps and services in certain countries are Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, and Amazon Prime Video. All you need is to install a VPN on your device to bypass these restrictions.

 

Photo:BT Sport / Public domain

About S. Santos

Tech columnist and tech blogger, audiovisual aficionado trying to keep up with the ever-evolving world of gadgets, home entertainment, and personal technology. If not fiddling with AV cables at home or in front of the computer, he can be found playing tennis or padel.

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