Powerful cars, lightning speeds, superbly skilled drivers: the world of F1 is undeniably captivating. It’s no wonder that over 70 million people tune in every race to see Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari battle for pole position.
With streaming services becoming more advanced and F1 TV providing such a thorough service worldwide, it’s now easier than ever to watch these races online, and on whatever device takes your fancy.
In this article, we look at what F1 TV is and how you can set up and stream F1 TV on Chromecast. The good news? It's never been more simple to cast an F1 live stream to the biggest screen you have!
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What is F1 TV?
F1 TV is Formula 1's official OTT streaming service, and it offers two subscription plans to users. With the basic plan, F1 TV Access (opens in new tab), you can view full race replays, highlights, F1’s historic race archives, and more. The premium plan, 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 onboard cameras. This means you can alternate between the live feed and any of the cameras onboard the 20 cars. The camera-switching feature is available even on race replays.
F1 TV is available in over 100 countries, including the US, France, Brazil, and South Africa - and you can give it a spin 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 (UK and Australia among them) due to rights restrictions.
How much does F1 TV cost?
Prices vary depending on the country. In the USA, for example, access to F1 TV Pro costs $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year. In India, however, it's just $2.99 a month or $29.99 a year after a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
Is F1 TV on Chromecast?
Yes, F1 TV is on Chromecast. Chromecast is supported both through PC web browsers and iOS/Android mobile devices.(opens in new tab)
How to use F1 TV on Chromecast
Since Chromecast is a media streaming device, you can’t install F1 TV on it as such. However, you can cast the service on a monitor or TV using Chromecast.
To begin, you’ll need a Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast built into it. You then have 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 at the top right. Select Cast from the menu bar, and it’ll cast your browser’s content on the TV or monitor.
On your iOS or Android mobile device, simply play the content and press the 'Chromecast' button.
On Microsoft Edge, click on the three horizontal dots icon at the top right, and go to More tools. Click on Cast media to device and select a device to cast on. Once selected, your browser media will be cast on the monitor or TV.
On Firefox, you will need to install an extension on the browser to enable Chromecast support.
What other devices can I watch F1 TV on?
Other than Chromecast, F1 TV is available on browsers, mobiles and tablets. It's also possible to get it on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (not supported via the TV App) and Roku devices (3900x and above).
You can stream it on your PC through web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but F1 TV doesn't offer support for Samsung Internet, Opera, and UC Browser (certain features may run correctly on these browsers, however).
Not bothered about the F1 TV app? There are lots of other ways to watch an F1 live stream in 2023, including a sprinkling of free options.
Like the sound of F1 TV? Head to the website now (opens in new tab), sign up and start watching!