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How to Get Peloton on TV - A Quick Guide

Carlos Glover
October 25, 2022

There are many ways to get Peloton to your smart TV. You could try using Miracast or mirroring your screen through Apple TV. However, due to an existing variety of models such as Samsung smart TVs or LG smart TVs, the process may vary from screen to screen. Not to mention the bicycle´s model is an important influencing factor for this feature as well.

When I´m riding my indoor bike, my eyes sometimes feel tired from staring at the tiny screen all the time. Since I don´t like to ride with glasses on, learning how to mirror my Peloton screen onto a bigger screen (my TV) has been a neat and handy trick. It also makes my training sessions feel more fun.

In this article we´ll take a look at how to get Peloton on TV, taking both bicycle and TV models into consideration.

How Do I Get Peloton on My Smart TV?

There are many ways to connect your Peloton bike with your TV. Here are some of them:

Woman Workingout At Home

1. Use Miracast App

A Peloton device built after 2016 has the ability to mirror on to any home screen through the Miracast app. However, they aren't compatible with either Airplay or Chromecast yet.

To know if your Peloton bike or tread model is 2016 or after, try finding the power button on the back of your screen. If you don´t find it there, odds are it's a bit older. You can ultimately get an answer by using the serial number on your device.

For this process to work, no hardware is needed.

Some of the devices on which this method works include:

Connecting to Miracast

  • Tap the time in the top-right corner of your Peloton touchscreen.
  • Select the "Cast screen" option on the menu.
  • The app will show you a list of compatible devices
  • Click on the device you want to connect to

In Case You Don´t See Any Devices to Connect to

  • Reset your router. Try to recast the screen by repeating the previous process.
  • Tap Settings on the top right corner or your screen.
  • Click on "Cast Screen"
  • Click on "Advanced Settings"
  • Tap the checkbox and wait for about a minute, then tap it again. It should show new devices.
  • If you´re still unable to connect, try rebooting your Peloton touchscreen. Repeat the procedure.

2. Use External Devices or Software

Using streaming devices such as roku stick or amazon fire can help you stream the Peloton signal. These software/apps/devices give access to a number of features you wouldn´t otherwise be able to have on your TV. So having one of these devices/apps/services will come in handy.

1) Amazon Fire TV

If you have Fire TV, you can easily find the Peloton app on the store by either just surfing around the main menus, or by writing the app's name on the search bar. Once you´ve found it, download the app and log in to access screening.

  • To download the Peloton app on your Fire TV, you´ll find it in the device´s store.
  • Once the app is downloaded, access your account and membership.
  • Select the class you want to take. It should broadcast automatically.

Fire TV is easy to use and navigate, so you shouldn´t have any trouble with this process.

In the case this doesn´t work, Fire TVs are known to work with Miracast, so you shouldn´t find it tough.

A Man Changing Channels on TV

2) Airplay Feature

The Airplay feature is only available for Apple products. Although the Peloton interactive bike and tread don´t work with Apple or Google directly, it is possible to download the Peloton app on your mobile device and mirror your screen on apple TV. You can use any iOS device that has airplay, even the Apple watch.

Apple TV is sold as a sort of console, which is compatible with every kind of TV, regardless of the brand (Samsung TV, Vizio, Panasonic). However, for screen mirroring, you will need your broadcasting device to be an Apple product. Try downloading the Peloton digital app on your iOS device. You´ll find the app on the apple app store.

To stream a workout session on your Apple TV (Which is connected to your TV), follow these steps.

  • Enter the class you want to take on the Peloton app on your iPhone.
  • Select the Airplay button or your Apple device. If you don´t know what it looks like, it might just say "Screen Sharing" or there could be a logo of two rectangles. (You´ll only find this button on Apple Devices).
  • Select the TV you want to broadcast to. (It should be Airplay-compatible, otherwise the signal might not properly broadcast).
  • Enter the code.
  • Your class should begin.

3) Peloton App on Samsung or an Android Phone

To stream the Peloton app on Samsung or Android devices on your smart TV, you´ll need Chromecast TV. Here are the steps.

  • Download "Peloton app" on your Android mobile device. You´ll find it in the Google Play store app.
  • Access Peloton and begin any workout class in the Peloton app on your device.
  • Tap the "Google Chromecast logo on the bottom right of the screen.
  • You´ll find many connection options. You can select the TV you would like to stream your workout on.
  • Make sure that you have a chromecast-enabled TV (Many brands have built-in Chromecast: LG, Vizio, Toshiba, Polaroid) and that both the phone and smart TV are connected to the same WIFI.

Using your Android device for other things during the workout should not alter the broadcast. To remove the transmission from your TV, just click on the chromecast icon on your Android interface.

4) Roku TV

For those with an older or non-smart TV, streaming the Peloton app through Roku TV is how you can take your cycling classes. Here´s how to stream peloton app on Roku devices:

  • You´ll be able to get the Peloton app in the Roku channel store.
  • Select Download, but ensure that your Roku TV device is compatible with the app´s current version.
  • Log into your Peloton account or create a new one by selecting the "create account" option and following instructions.
  • Once you access Peloton, browse through the app´s multiple options ranging from yoga, meditation and stretching to riding with your Peloton bike.

3. Download the Peloton App on Your TV

LG Smart TV

The biggest competitor to the Samsung TV is LG TV, whose products are also recognized as having great quality. Here´s how to get the Peloton app on LG smart TVs.

  • Press the home button on your TV controller. Launch the LG content store App.
  • Select the "Apps" category and search for the Peloton app.
  • Press "Install"
  • When the installation is complete, you can open the app and log in.
  • Select the Peloton workouts you wish to do and click on them to start their broadcast.
Hands Operating Television

Other Android TV

If you have Android TV (LG, Vizio, Hisense, Sony), here´s how to stream Peloton classes on your smart TV.

  • Install "Peloton app" on your Android TV. You´ll find the app in the Google Play store. You´ll only be able to find the Peloton app on your Android television if it has OS 7 or more recent software updates.
  • Once the app is downloaded, launch the Peloton or your device and log in or sign up.
  • On the left side of your screen, all possible classes will be sorted into their respective categories: Yoga, Features, Strength, Stretching, Meditation, Cardio, Cycling, Boot camp, Running and Walking.
  • Select the one you like with your remote control. Keep in mind that for some of these classes you´ll need an all access membership.

The TV model that you choose can determine how you´ll be able to connect to Peloton. Every TV has its own properties, so we´ll review each one of them.

1) Vizio Smart TV

Another recognized and respected brand is the Vizio TV. Here´s how to stream Peloton workouts on this device:

  • Open the Google store app on your TV.
  • Search for the Peloton app.
  • Once you find it, click install.
  • Once downloaded, you can open the app and sign into your Peloton account.
  • Select the course you wish to take.
2) TCL TVs

TCL TVs rely on Roku as their main streaming device. So you can download the Peloton app exactly as you would on your Roku stick

3) Hisense

In case you have a Hisense TV, their modern models run on Android TV. So you can use it to download the app.

4) Sony

Sony TVs are Android devices. Therefore, they work similarly. Download the Peloton app on them. Follow these steps:

  • Open the Google store app
  • Look for the Peloton app, select install.
  • Once installed, open the app and log in.
  • Select the class you want to take.

Here´s a list of a couple of other things you could do to cast Peloton on your TV.

Samsung Smart TV

A Samsung smart TV has it´s own software, so installing Peloton on this TV will work a little differently.

To get the Peloton app on Samsung TV you´ll have to follow these steps:

  • On the home screen of your Samsung TV, click on the "Apps" button.
  • Select the search icon at the top of your screen and type "Peloton".
  • Select the Peloton app icon and click "install".
  • Select the home button on your Samsung TV control.
  • Click on home menu. If you find the app logo there, this means it was successfully installed. You can click on it to open.
  • Log into your account.
  • Select a class. It should broadcast automatically.

A Samsung smart TV is a great streaming device to broadcast your Peloton classes. Once downloaded, you can access the Peloton app directly and without a fuss. Not to mention the quality and picture of a Samsung TV is recognized worldwide.

VOD Service on Smart TV

4. Stream Through the Internet

A very ingenious way of accessing Peloton if you don´t have the ideal conditions for streaming is to do it through the web.

  • Find the Peloton website on your browser using your TV's internet feature.
  • Log into your Peloton account.
  • Select the class you want to take. It should start automatically.

5. Plug in Computer to TV

Another way to solve the streaming problem is to plug your computer to your TV. For this, however, you´ll need a few extra materials.

Materials

  • Laptop
  • HDMI cable
  • TV with HDMI port.

Procedure

  • Open Peloton on your computer's browser.
  • Using the HDMI, connect your computer to the TV.
  • Using your remote, select the input where the computer is transmitting the image.
  • Log into your Peloton account
  • Once in, select the class you wish to follow.

Why Does Getting Peloton on Your TV Come in Handy?

Training on your Peloton is cool. However, looking at that tiny screen for hours without end can be really damaging for your eyes. Having the ability to transfer Peloton to TV screens can be very positive not only for your eyes, but your body.

If you´re thinking of going beyond the use of a bike or tread, join a meditation course. Having the ability to broadcast the signal on your TV will come in handy, especially when you compare it to having to look at your phone screen while doing yoga.

Finally, having your bike facing your TV can be great, even if you´re not using your Peloton app every moment. You can also enjoy some of your favorite movies and TV shows while getting a workout done.

General Tips for Easier Match

Make sure that the devices you´ll be pairing with are connected to the same WIFI network. If your devices are struggling to find each other, placing them on the same network will ease the connection process.

If your devices are still struggling to pair, you can try resetting or rebooting their systems. After a couple of tries, they´ll connect. If not, there could be a problem with your devices.

Getting the Peloton app on Samsung TV is very easy. The app has a built-in casting feature, so you´ll have no trouble transmitting on your Samsung TV.

Getting the Peloton app isn't essential to broadcasting a signal on your TV. You can also use methods like the internet or with the help of a cable, you can get a signal from your laptop to your TV.

A Woman on a Peloton Bike

Final Thoughts

Getting Peloton on your TV screen is a very practical thing to do. It will not only be more comfortable, but can also prove to be a savvy choice while doing some off bike/tread exercises.

Every product has its own way of working. Connecting Peloton to your TV can be tough, but there´s indeed a way to connect them to your TV. Be it via the Peloton app or the internet, with a little creativity, investment and technological wonder, you´ll be able to enjoy home cycling a little more.

Carlos Glover
About the Author
I took up cycling in high school and haven’t looked back since. My love of cycling eventually evolved into an obsession with bicycles. From road bikes to mountain bikes, I have tried them all – and have the scars to prove it! I love sharing my findings with the rest of the cycling world as unsolicited as they may be.
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