How To Cast Zwift to a Smart TV in 4 Easy Steps

How To Cast Zwift to a Smart TV in 4 Easy Steps

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Can You Cast Zwift To a Smart TV?

Yes, you can cast Zwift to a smart TV.

Will Zwift Work On Smart TV?

Yes, Zwift will work on a smart TV. A Zwift compatible device that uses an HDMI cable or supports Chromecast will allow Zwift to work on any smart TV.

Zwift System Requirements

PC/Laptops/MacBooks

 
Minimum
Optimal
OS
Microsoft® Windows 10 64bit or higher, or macOS® 10.12
Current versions of Microsoft® Windows 64bit, or macOS®
CPU
Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Athlon™
Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Ryzen™
RAM
8GB
8GB
GPU
1GB dedicated GPU, or embedded Intel® HD 4000 or AMD R5
2GB Radeon™ R9 290 series, or NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 970
Hard Drive
4GB of free space
4GB of free space
Bluetooth
Version 4.0 or greater
Version 4.0 or greater

Tablets and Smartphones

Device
Requirements
Notes
Android®
Android® 7.0 or higherArm64-v8a ABI (Arm64 architecture)At least 1 Gig of RamOpenGL ES 3.0 or higherBluetooth version 4.0 or higher
If you’re not able to find the Zwift app in the Google Play Store from your Android® device, it’s not compatible with Zwift.
iPhone® SE, iPhone®5S, or higher
iOS® 12.0 or higherBluetooth version 4.0 or higher
For iOS users, Beta OS is not supported at this time.
iPad® Air or higher, iPad® Pro or higher, iPad mini® 2 or higher, or iPod 6 or higher
iOS® 12.0 or higherBluetooth version 4.0 or higher
For iOS users, Beta OS is not supported at this time.
Apple TV®
4th generation or higherBluetooth version 4.0 or higher
Additional information on how to identify your Apple TV® generation is available on Apple’s website.

How Do I Cast Zwift To My Smart TV?

Each device has a different method of casting Zwift to a smart TV.

PCs/Desktops/Laptops/MacBooks

To cast Zwift from a computer or laptop. It has to meet Zwift’s system requirements.

What You Need:

  • Bluetooth-compatible device for your Zwift bike.
  • HDMI cable

Once you have these two. Casting Zwift becomes a straightforward task.

  • Set up and connect your Zwift bike to the PC/Laptop/Mac/MacBook.
  • Use the HDMI cable to connect the PC/Laptop/Mac/MacBook to the smart TV.

You have successfully cast Zwift on the smart TV.

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Smartphones and Tablets

Android and Apple smartphones take a different approach when casting from a PC/Laptop/Mac/MacBook.

Mirroring or Casting

  • Connect your Apple or Android device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or smart TV.
  • Download the Zwift companion app from the app store.
  • On the home screen swipe down to open the menu tray.
  • Tap cast, and wait a few minutes for your smartphone or tablet to establish a connection to the smart TV.
  • Follow the instructions provided.
  • A successful connection will show the same display on the smartphone or tablet on the smart TV.

HDMI Cable

Buying a USB-C/micro USB to HDMI cable or adapter will allow Zwift to be cast on smart TVs.

This method, however, prevents you from charging your smartphone.

Connect the adapter from the smartphone or tablet to the smart TV. A successful connection will show the smartphone/tablet’s display on your smart TV.

Can You Screen Mirror Zwift To TV?

You can screen mirror Zwift to TV only if the mirroring device is a smart TV and the device being mirrored from meets the Zwift system requirements.

What TV Does Zwift Use?

Smart TVs are the preferred TVs for Zwift. To know which TVs are great for Zwift. We have created a buyer’s guide for the best TVs for Zwift.

Final Thoughts

Before casting Zwift to a smart TV. The device has to meet Zwift’s system requirements. Once that has been met then casting Zwift to a smart TV is quite easy.

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