Just recently I’ve bought and installed the brand-new 2020 “Google Chromecast with Google TV”. It’s a nice device when you combine it with a subscription for an online TV provider like SLING or YouTube TV. I’ve chosen YouTube TV because it has all the channels we need and also most importantly Tennis Channel.
The voice recognition of the integrated Google assistant is working very well, better than anything I’ve experienced so far. Unfortunately there is a problem with Tennis Channel. The channel in YouTube TV itself is working flawlessly, but unfortunately this is not the case for ”Tennis Channel Plus”.
In fact you can install many TV and other apps on “Google Chromecast with Google TV” provided by “Google Play”. For example STARZ or HBO MAX, ESPN or whatever, but this is for whatever reason not the case for “Tennis Channel Plus”. There is just no app available on ”Google Chromecast with Google TV”!
What does this mean?
If you have a “Tennis Channel Plus” subscription like we have, you can actually watch many more tennis matches. During events like the French Open you can decide which tennis court and players you would like to watch. This is a very nice feature and the main reason why we decided to subscribe to Tennis Channel Plus.
As mentioned this does unfortunately not work on the “Google Chromecast with Google TV” because of the not available app.
Now I’ve also tried to cast “Tennis Channel Plus” from the “tennis Channel” app on my iPhone (and iPad Pro) to “Google Chromecast with Google TV”. This also didn’t work. No matter how I tried. I’m technically pretty experienced. So normally there are always workarounds, but not in this case. There is no way, also not by installing a streaming app on your iPhone or on “Google Chromecast with Google TV”.
It’s just not possible to watch ”Tennis Channel Plus” on “Google Chromecast with Google TV” from an iPhone, MacBook or iPad.
My plan was actually to replace an older Apple TV with “Google Chromecast with Google TV”, but in this tennis specific case it just doesn’t work.
Hey Tennis Channel, how about releasing an app for “Google Chromecast with Google TV”? This would solve the problem.
Breaking News: YouTube.TV has removed Tennis Channel on December 1, 2020 from it’s channel lineup, which means that we have to cancel YouTube.TV and will use https://www.sling.com from now on. Sling still offers Tennis Channel in their Sports package.