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Peloton has a lot of great content beyond the bike like yoga, stretching, strength training, boot camp, meditation and more. This can be accessed by the tablet on the bike but this is not ideal as it’s hard to see from any location other than when you’re seated on the bike. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to view the content on a TV or another screen that’s more enjoyable.

Let me know how you use the Peloton app when you’re off the bike and if you have any tips for me to add to this post.

Cast from the bike screen to a TV: The screen on the bike is an Android tablet and it’s able to “cast”(mirror it’s screen) wirelessly to a devices like Roku, Firestick or smart TVs. Here’s a video showing how to do it. This is practical if your bike is in the same room as your TV.

Stream directly from an Amazon Firestick, Fire TV or Android TV: Amazon Firestick/TV have a Peloton digital app which allows you to stream the content directly on the device. When it’s turned on say “Peloton” into the voice remote, select and install the app and log in and you’re good to go. Here’s an article with more information. The app was recently introduced for Android TVs.

Wirelessly from a phone or tablet to a TV: If you have an Apple TV streaming player or a Smart TV that supports AirPlay, you can use a protocol called AirPlay to cast from Apple devices like an Ipad, iphone or Mac. Just start playing a workout on the mobile device and press the AirPlay button which looks a TV screen mounted on a triangle and select the TV or device you want to play on. Both of your devices need to be on the same wifi network. Here’s an article with some additional info. You can also stream from a Mac to some TVs.

If you have a Google Chromecast or a Google Cast enabled TV you can Cast to it from an Android Phone or Tablet similar to the way it's done with AirPlay.

If you’re using an Android phone or tablet it’s a bit more complicated and have a smart TV that's doesn't have Google Cast or AirPlay you may be able to do it via Screen Mirroring. Here’s a video with additional information.

Wired from a computer, tablet or phone to a TV: If your laptop has an HDMI port, you can plug one end into it and the other end into the TV and voila You will play and pause from your TV. If your computer doesn’t have an HDMI port, or you want to use a tablet or phone, you can use an adapter like a lightning to HDMI adapter or a USB-C to HDMI adapter. Just make sure you have selected the right input for your TV.

On a tablet: A tablet is smaller than a TV but it’s bigger and better than using a phone for most activities and it’s convenient in that you can move it around with you and prop it up for the proper viewing angle. Download the from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

On a phone: A phone is the smallest screen but it is the one device you always have with you so it’s the most convenient and works for any activity in a pinch. I use my phone when I’m at a gym to do treadmill and strength workouts (wireless headphones are key) as well as when I travel. I also enjoy doing the guided meditations when I’m sitting on a plane.

Please add comments on what method you use and let me know if you have more tips or links to helpful articles.
 

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We have a house full of Roku devices but we do use a Firestick to play the Peloton app on the TV. It works pretty well.
 

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Good info. It's pretty obvious but you can also just use a laptop or desktop which is a bigger screen and better audio than a phone. You can also cast from Chrome to a Chromecast player connected to a TV or a Google Cast enabled smart tv.
 

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Yes, I saw that too. Very cool. App seems to work well. One issue they need to address is ability to toggle between profiles on an account without logging in again. I tried using the Roku mobile app on my phone and that makes it a little less painful to enter username and password but it still needs to be fixed.
 

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I just bought "the Pivot" from Top Form designs and now I can turn the screen 180 degrees, no more Roku. It gets better reception directly to the screen from the bike.
 

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I have a chromecast TV. I start the peloton app and start a workout. I press the chromecast icon and select the TV. Then it spins with the peloton logo on the TV and then crashes. It never works from android iPad or iPhone. Customer service has been useless. I've uninstalled peloton seven times from all devices.

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Have you tried streaming the Peloton app directly from the Android TV? It won't track your heart rate but otherwise has worked OK when I've tried it.
 
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