Watching on different devices

Watch on your desktop, laptop or mobile device

We recommend you watch on your desktop computer, laptop or a mobile device such as a tablet.

Use one of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge or Samsung Internet. You may be able to use Internet Explorer however we do not recommend it.

The quality of your experience is very dependent on the strength and speed of your internet connection.

Watch on your TV

If you want to watch on your TV we highly recommend you use an HDMI cable. You will only be able to cast or screen mirror to your TV if you have either an AirPlay or Chromecast device.

Link your device to your TV with an HDMI cable
Watch ONDemand by plugging a device such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet into your TV via the HDMI socket which features on most TVs, usually at the back or the side.

To do this you need an HDMI cable that links your TV to your computer or mobile device. You may also need an adapter if your TV or device doesn’t have a HDMI socket. Attach your HDMI cable to the TV socket and plug the other end into the device you will use for streaming.

Your device screen may automatically display on your TV. If not, you may need to change your TV’s input settings. Use your remote control to find the source menu and select the HDMI channel associated with the socket your cable is plugged into. You may need to change the sound settings on your device to ensure it is using the TV to project the sound.

Now that you have connected your cable and selected the correct channel, use your device to load ondemand.operanorth.co.uk. You can use our test video to make sure this is working.

Cast or screen mirror to your TV
Do you have a Smart TV that supports AirPlay or Chromecast, or a separate AirPlay or Chromecast device? If so, you may be able to cast or screen mirror from your computer, tablet or smart phone. If not, or you’re unsure, we recommend giving yourself at least an hour to test this out. Alternatively use an HDMI cable or view on a computer, tablet or mobile device.

Screen mirror from an Apple computer using AirPlay
Screen mirror the performance from your Apple device to an AirPlay-compatible device by using screen mirroring to project, or ‘mirror’, what is on your computer and show it on your TV screen without using a cable. The TV will show a replica of what’s displayed on your computer screen. If you choose this option you must cast your entire screen with the video running full screen, rather than casting directly from the video player.

In the control centre tap screen mirroring. If you’re unsure how, read further instructions here.

Screen mirror from your desktop/laptop computer using Google’s Chromecast
- Open Chrome and at the top right, click ‘More’ then ‘Cast’

- Click ‘Sources

- Click ‘Cast desktop’

- Choose the Chromecast device where you want to watch the content

See Chromecast help for more information

Cast from your iOS device (iPhone, iPad) using AirPlay
In Safari, visit ondemand.operanorth.co.uk, log in and navigate to the video page. Start playing the video, tap to open full screen and then tap on the AirPlay icon and select your AirPlay-compatible device to cast.

Please note: If casting from a mobile phone, you may experience some interruption to the stream. Also, the type and version of your device may determine whether you'll be able to cast the stream, and we cannot guarantee that all devices will be compatible.

Play on your Smart TVs Built-in browser
Some Smart TVs have an internet browser that enables video playback. Visit ondemand.operanorth.co.uk in your TV’s browser, log in and navigate to the video page. Please note it can be time-consuming to type the URL text in using your TV remote control and this method does not always result in the best viewing experience.