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Is There a Peloton App for Google TV?

Last Updated Jan 25, 2022
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While Peloton’s made it easy for people to work out at home, their equipment is rather pricey, so many opt to use the app with more affordable equipment. This has forced Peloton to make their app more accessible across different services, but does this include Google TV? Is there an actual Peloton app specifically for Google TV?

There is an app available for Google TV by Peloton. The app also has integrated support for Bluetooth heart-rate monitors, making the entire experience very cohesive and helpful when tracking your fitness progress.

If you’re interested in adding the Peloton app to your Google TV, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for answers regarding this, along with other questions you might have about the Peloton app and Google TV.

How to Add the Peloton App to Your Google TV

Whether you’re using Peloton equipment, or you’ve found a more affordable option to use, but you’re ready to add the Peloton app, you’re in luck. For Google TV users, it’s a pretty easy process.

Just follow these steps to add the Peloton app to your Google TV:

  1. Install the Peloton app from the Play Store for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices.
  2. Make sure the Google TV and the smartphone you downloaded the app on are on the same Wi-Fi connection.
  3. Open the app from your phone.
  4. Choose any workout you wish to do.
  5. Find the small cast icon and press it.
  6. Now, just find the TV on which you want to watch the workout (a list should appear with all TVs that are available to be cast.
  7. Now, your phone essentially becomes the remote, and you can do your workout.

Pros and Cons of Using the Pelton App with Google TV

Still unsure of adding the Peloton app to your Google TV? Here we’ll weigh the pros and cons to help you navigate your way to a decision that’s best for you:

ProsCons
Using the big screen is much easier to see.
It is much easier to hear from your tv speakers than your phone.
It will feel more immersive than looking at a small screen.
Possibility of needing more equipment if your TV does not have Chromecast already.
You must be on the same Wi-Fi network.  

Troubleshooting the Peloton App on Google TV

Some users have reported the Peloton app just quits working when they’re using it on Google TV. Thankfully, the solution is usually just a quick refresh. Follow the steps below to remove the app and reset:

  1. While on the home screen, find the settings menu.
  2. Look for ‘Device’ and select apps.
  3. Find the ‘Downloaded Apps’ list and choose the Peloton app.
  4. Click uninstall ok.
  5. Just for good measure, turn the device off and then back on.
  6. Reinstall the app using the same steps previously stated.

Does Peloton All-Access Include App?

The all-access version of the Peloton subscription includes access to all the workouts that Peloton provides and access to the app itself. But it does go both ways.

You do not have all-access if you only pay for the app; they are two very different prices. Basically, there are a few big differences between all-access and just app access:

  • All-access allows for everyone in your home (up to 20 people) to have access to all the workouts, statistic records, and the app itself, whereas the app is unique to each person that downloads it.
  • All-access will cost the household a total of $39.99 plus any taxes involved, while the app alone will cost $12.99 plus tax.
  • The biggest difference between the two is the content. All-access requires the user to have one of the Peloton machines while the app does not.

The goal of the app is to get the user to see all the benefits there are to being in the Peloton ecosystem with the hopes they upgrade to one of their proprietary machines and then get all-access. One could argue, however, that the app has enough features to satisfy most people looking to get fit again.

Can You Do the Peloton App with Any Bike?

Although Peloton would prefer you use their equipment, of course, you can actually use the Peloton app with other equipment. The beauty of the Peloton app is that it can be used with the same bike you are already training with.

Of course, to get all of the data and benefits that Peloton is known for, you have to pay the $12.99 monthly fee. You do not, however, have to pay more than $2,000 for one of their stationary bikes to get many of the same benefits.

Final Thoughts

The Peloton bikes and treadmills are amongst the best devices someone can buy in the exercise world. They are well made and have been engineered exceptionally well. This also holds true with the applications they have created. Someone looking to use their app will have a fantastic experience no matter which they choose for themselves.

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