Google Cast - BBC iPlayer

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Has anyone had any experience to cast iplayer to a google nest hub max from home assistant?

I am hoping to set up an automation to play BBC news live when I trigger it (probably an NFC tag). I’ve got it working for Sky News via YouTube, but I wanted to get iplayer working if possible.

I set it casting from my phone and monitored the media player device for details, I could see app name was “BBC iPlayer” and media_content_id was “bbc_news24”, but when it tried to trigger the action an error of “App BBC iPlayer not supported” was shown in the logs.

Any ideas?


I managed to get it to load iPlayer on the Nest Hub by adding the “app_id” property, but it doesn’t start playing any content :frowning: