The new season is about to start, and for some supporters RedTV will be the only option for you to watch the Dons live for the time being, either through your virtual season ticket or on pay-per-view.
But rather than watching the game on your mobile phone, tablet or computer screen – you can stream the match to your big telly!
You are able to Cast, Airplay or connect your laptop to your TV.
Some modern TV’s have Google Chromecast built-in to them.
It’s a technology built by Google that works over Wi-Fi to let you send or ‘cast’ media and videos – whether that be streaming movies, TV shows, music, podcasts or radio from your phone, tablet or computer to compatible TV’s.
The most well known Cast-enabled device range, though, is still those small Chromecast dongles that plug into your TV’s HDMI port including the all-new Chromecast with Google TV.
Your cast controller can be an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet, Mac, Windows laptop/desktop or Chromebook.
Essentially it turns your phone into your remote control.
The way it works, at its simplest is this:
- You go into your web browser
- Log into RedTV (or RedTV International / Pay-per-view)
- Select the cast icon (like the one below) at the bottom of the live feed
- Select the name of your Chromecast device and the RedTV footage should appear on your TV – you may need to press the play button on your device
Importantly your Chromecast will only work if your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Where can I buy a Chromecast?
In addition most modern TV’s have casting capability built-in and TV’s or set top boxes with Android TV will also work.
You can purchase these in places like Argos, Currys PC World and Tesco.
Apple AirPlay is similar to Chromecast – it allows you to stream video to your TV – this however will only work on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.
It’s available on Apple’s own Apple TV device or is built-in to some modern TV’s.
The way it works is as follows:
- You go into your web browser
- Log into RedTV (or RedTV International / Pay-per-view) – you may need to select a different stream for the AirPlay icon to appear
- Select the AirPlay icon in the video feed (see the video below) and select your TV or Apple TV device from the list that appears
- You may have to press play on your device for the RedTV to appear on your TV
As with Chromecast – it will only work if your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Where can I buy an AirPlay device?
You can purchase these in place like Argos, Currys PC World, Amazon and the Apple Store.
Connecting your laptop, phone or tablet direct to your TV
You can also connect your laptop, phone or tablet direct to your TV with HDMI.
Connecting a laptop to the TV should be fairly simple. Most laptops today have an HDMI port, so all you will need is an HDMI cable to connect the two together – connect the laptop into a spare HDMI port on your telly.
Remember though, you may be able to use your PC, Mac or Chromebook web browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox and Opera) and stream from the device to a Chromecast device connected to your TV.
- Open the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Safari or Firefox web browser and go to RedTV
- Login to RedTV
- Select one of the video streams, you can project your laptop screen to your TV by following the details in the video below. For Mac there are further details here.
For phones or tablets, you may need an external adapter.
- For Apple devices you will need an Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter for iPhones and older iPads
- For newer iPads – you’ll need a USB-C to HDMI cable (please check your device to confirm which you need)
- For Android devices this will only work with more modern devices and tablets with a USB-C output – for these devices you’ll also need a USB-C to HDMI cable.
- And for the more adventurous, you can wirelessly stream from your Windows laptop with a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.
Here is a useful video to help you out if you use Android:
And for Apple iPhones and iPads: