Finally, you are demand has been heard, Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel’s entertainment and live TV mobile app Airtel Xstream has received support for Chromecast. Thus you can cast videos playing on Airtel Xstream directly to your TV screen. Of course for the loop to complete you need a smart TV or TV box or TV stick which support Chromecast, which most of the Android TV-based devices support by default.
The Chromecast feature is live on the latest updated version of the Airtel Xstream app. Within the app, you can now find the new cast icon near the download button (top right corner). Make sure both your Chromecast device (smart TV or Android TV box) and your phone are using the same WiFi network.
How to cast movies and TV shows from Airtel Xstream app
- First, make sure you have the updated Airtel Xstream app.
- Click on the cast icon on Airtel Xstream app to connect with your Chromecast supported devices (Smart TVs, Android TV box, Android TV stick etc).
- Once connected, you can play any movie or TV shows on your Airtel Xstream app, and it will be cast to your Chromecast supported TV/device.
Currently, it seems not all content from Airtel Xstream app is available to Cast. You are mostly limited to movies from Eros and TV shows from Sony Liv. Further certain TV shows and movies from ZEE5, Hungama, Shemaroome, Ultra, Curiosity Stream, Hoichoi, etc, are also available for the cast. However, you definitely can’t cast Live TV from the app to a Chromecast device.
For video contents that are not eligible for casting like the movies from Lionsgate Play, you will be shown an error message saying, “This content is not eligible for casting”.
Wait there is more, Airtel now has an Airtel Xstream Android TV Plan priced at Rs 499 for 365-day access to premium movies, TV shows and more. Most probably, users who have subscribed to this specific plan (its free for Airtel Xstream Fiber and Airtel Xstream STB users) can freely cast any movies and TV shows to Chromecast supported devices. So, if the telco is limiting the casting to users who have subscribed to this plan is yet to tested/verified.