The Formula 1 streaming service, F1 TV, is getting a major technical upgrade for the 2021 season with cast support, TV apps for Android TV, Apple TV and FireTV, and 1080p50.
F1 TV on your TV, finally
F1 TV was launched in 2018 as the official Formula 1 streaming service. It is now available in 118 territories, with F1 TV Pro offering live streaming in 85 territories and 6 languages.
After having been confined to the web and mobile devices since launch, F1 TV is now finally coming to TV devices. Starting this week, you will see an upgraded F1 TV service on the web, and sometime during the first half of the season F1 TV will gain support for AirPlay and Chromecast. Cast support allows you to cast the video from an Android or iOS device wirelessly onto the TV screen.
F1 TV has also upgraded its streaming quality to 1080p at 50fps for smoother video.
Later this year, F1 TV will launch apps for Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon FireTV.
- "The new version is available on F1TV.com today, March 8, and upgrades will be rolled out on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire tablet devices and Roku in the first half of the season. F1 TV for Apple TV, Android TV devices and Amazon Fire TV are currently in development and will also be launched later this year," the company said.
The company refers to it as "the biggest update to the F1 TV platform since launch in 2018". In addition to live streaming, F1 TV provides access to a library with over 2000 hours of footage.
F1 TV improvements
Improvements to the F1 TV service include:
Enhanced technology: The new version focuses on performance and quality; users will now be able to enjoy streaming video at 1080p at 50fps for the first time – ideal for watching fast moving action.
Cast to TVs: – Users will be able to cast F1 TV using Chromecast and AirPlay (iOS) - enjoying live and on-demand F1 content on their TV.
Improved user experience:
Improved player controls – Users now have full control over the live stream; play, pause or rewind to watch that overtake again, across every channel, including On-board Cameras.
Improved channel switching – An improved interface allows users to easily switch between F1 TV’s multiple additional streams: Pit Lane Channel, Data Channel, Driver Tracker and On-board Cameras.
Improved user interface – A new, modern interface will allow users to easily browse and search F1 TV’s archive content, as well as F1’s exclusive series and documentaries.
F1 TV is available in 118 territories, with F1 TV Pro offering live streaming in six languages in 85 territories:
ARGENTINA, ANGOLA, ANGUILLA, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ARUBA, AUSTRIA, AZERBAIJAN, BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, BELGIUM, BOSNIA, BOTSWANA, BRAZIL, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, BULGARIA, CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS, CANADA, CAYMAN ISLANDS, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CROATIA, CURAÇAO, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, DOMINICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, ESTONIA, FRANCE, GHANA, GREECE, GRENADA, GUADELOUPE, GUATEMALA, HAITI, HONDURAS, HUNGARY, ICELAND, JAMAICA, KENYA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, MARTINIQUE, MEXICO, MONACO, MONTSERRAT, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NETHERLANDS, NICARAGUA, NIGERIA, NORWAY, PARAGUAY, PERU, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SAINT BARTHÉLEMY, SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS, SAINT LUCIA, SAINT MARTIN, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, SERBIA, SINT MAARTEN, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, TURKEY, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, UGANDA, UKRAINE, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, URUGUAY, USA, VENEZUELA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE