It’s often preferred to have all our favourite media in one place. So, rather than switch from device to console and back again, we take a look at whether there’s a way to install Virgin TV Go on Firestick.
Virgin TV and Amazon’s Fire TV are two very different entities. But what they do have in common is that they provide great content to watch on television as well as the equipment to do so.
Combining all our favourite apps and tech should be simple. But, in some cases, things can be a little trickier than expected.
Virgin TV Go should be accessible via a standard Virgin TV setup, but if the main television is in use and you’re wanting to watch the app elsewhere, you might call upon the Amazon Fire TV Stick for help.
How to install Virgin TV Go on Firestick
The Virgin TV Go is an application available to Virgin TV subscribers that lets them watch more than 100 channels on the go.
The Virgin TV Go app provides Virgin TV’s customers access to their favourite TV Shows on their mobile phones and computers. It also lets you access features such as Catch Up TV and Box Sets.
Popular TV channels such as FOX, BT Sport, and Comedy Central are available on the service. Moreover, you can use the Virgin TV Go app on up to four devices simultaneously.
If you use an Amazon Firestick and were wondering if you could use the Virgin TV Go app on it, then please read on.
Can I use the Virgin TV Go on Amazon Firestick?
The Virgin TV Go app is supported on Android, and since Amazon Firesticks are Android-based, you might think that they would be supported as well.
However, unfortunately, the Virgin TV Go app isn’t natively available on the Amazon Firestick.
As it is stated on Virgin’s website, the “Virgin TV Go isn’t available on Amazon Fire devices.”
This is because Virgin TV Go is targeted towards devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. The Virgin Media Box is the device that should be used to use Virgin’s service on a TV.
There is a workaround for anyone who really wants to use Virgin TV Go app on a Firestick, though.
As suggested by Virgin, install the Virgin TV Go app on a mobile device.
Then download Apps2Fire. Once installed, you’ll need to enter the IP address of your Fire TV device. Now, you’ll be able to watch the Virgin TV Go app on Fire TV.
In order to use the app, you’ll need to download an additional app – Mouse Toggle for Fire TV.
What devices are supported by the Virgin TV Go app?
You can use the Virgin TV Go app on any mobile phone or tablet that runs on Android (4.3 or later) or iOS (9.0 or later). However, make sure that your device is not rooted or jailbroken as the Virgin TV Go app will detect it and won’t run on those devices.
Moreover, you can also access the Virgin TV Go through a web browser on your Windows and macOS laptops. The supported web browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. For Windows devices, make sure that you are using the Anniversary Update Version 1607 or above.
Also note that the Virgin TV Go does not support the use of AirPlay, Chromecast, HDMI or Miracast. That means that you can not cast or mirror your screen while using the application.
What are Virgin TV Go alternatives?
There are plenty of alternatives to Virgin TV Go, and if you want to watch your TV shows on your Amazon Firestick, then you should definitely consider them.
First of all, you should consider looking into Amazon’s own Prime Video service. It may not provide live TV channels as the Virgin TV Go; however, it has thousands of TV shows and movies for you to watch.
Another alternative would be Netflix which is the largest media streaming service right now. It has more than 140 million hours of content, and more is being added every day. It also has an official app for the Amazon Fire TV.
However, if watching live TV is a must for you, TVPlayer is an excellent alternative. It has more than 40 live channels and is also quite reasonably priced. Moreover, it has an official app for Amazon Fire TV.