If you have Virgin TV, then you will know how fantastic it is. There are so many programmes available to watch, even if you only have the basic packages.
While having access to these programmes is easy and simple when you are at home, you may be wondering whether you can access them when you are on the go too.
Unfortunately, you are limited slightly when trying to watch recorded TV shows on the go. However, you can access this at home, and there are ways in which you can watch live programmes and On Demand shows with Virgin.
We will be discussing how you can use the Virgin TV anywhere app to watch your favourite TV programmes on the go, and how you can access recorded programmes.
Virgin TV V6 Box
As we have explained above, unfortunately you will be unable to watch your recordings on the go as you will need to be connected to your home Wi-Fi. However, if you have a Virgin TV V6 box, you will be able to access these recordings at home via your smartphone.
While this is useful to have, it is limited to your home devices, though you can download the TV shows to watch on your phone. You can watch the show within 30 days of it being downloaded, and it can only be downloaded twice.
Virgin TV Anywhere App
While you are limited with watching recorded programmes, there are some ways around this. The Virgin TV Anywhere app has completely changed the game when it comes to watching TV on the go. It is a useful app, that allows you to access your favourite shows when you are on the go and not even in the house.
While the app does not allow you to watch TV shows that you have recorded, you can still download and watch programmes. In addition to this you can watch TV shows on demand. If the programmes you have recorded are available on demand, you can still watch them using this app service.
This is particularly useful, especially if you are travelling for long periods, are taking a staycation, or you want to catch up on your favourite TV programmes on your daily commute to work.
What is great about the Virgin TV Go app is that it does not cost any extra for Virgin customers to have. If you are already paying for certain Virgin TV subscriptions, you are automatically eligible to use this service.
If you are unsure of how the Virgin TV Go app works, it is similar to apps such as BBC iPlayer and other streaming apps. However, whereas these apps are limited with available shows, Virgin TV Go allows you to have access to all the programmes that you can access on your Virgin V6 box.
Essentially the Virgin TV Go app acts as a portable Virgin TV box on the go. The Virgin TV Box app is a streaming service and does require you to have access to the internet while you are using it.
However, it does have the option to download TV programmes in advance so that you can watch them on the go without internet.
To gain access to the Virgin TV Go app, you will need to download it from the app store on your smart device. The app store will vary depending on whether you are using an Apple, or Android Device.
Once you have opened your app store you will need to type in “Virgin TV Go”, and this will give you the option to download it to your phone. This should only take a few minutes to download.
The app can be downloaded to any smart device which is useful as you can add it to things such as tablets, iPads, and smartphones. You can also access the app using a browser if you would prefer to watch TV on the go on a laptop or a PC.
To access the app and its features, you will be required to sign in to the app. This is to ensure that you are eligible to access the app and its content.
You will need to sign in using your My Virgin Media details. However, if you do not have a specific account, the app does allow you to create one.
If you are unsure of your details, or if you have forgotten your password, Virgin Media will email you to change these details if needed. It is worth noting that this app is only available to those who have the Ultimate Oomph, and Maxit TV packages.
What Does Virgin TV Go Offer?
While we have touched upon this already, here is everything that is included with the Virgin TV Go app.
110 Live Channels
There are up to 110 live channels that you will be able to access when using the app. This is great if you want to watch live shows on the go. Though, the amount of channels may vary depending on the subscription you have.
TV Box Sets
The app allows you to have access to a wide range of different TV box sets, so you can watch the whole series of your favourite shows.
If you want to watch programmes offline, the app allows you to pre-download shows to watch when you are on the go without eating into your phone data. This is also useful if you are in an area with low internet coverage
You can also create a watchlist of all the programmes you want to watch on demand. As you cannot watch your recorded shows, this option is useful as it allows you to keep track of the TV shows that you want to watch On Demand. The On Demand services may include some TV shows that you have recorded.
Limitations of Virgin TV Go
As we have mentioned in this article, there are few limitations when it comes to Virgin TV Go. Unfortunately, you will be unable to access your recorded shows to watch on the go. However, there are ways to watch the same shows by using the On Demand options.
Virgin TV Go is limited to five different devices, which can be an issue if you want to use this on many devices. However, this is still a good amount, and you can change the devices every so often. In addition to device limitations, only two different devices can use the Virgin TV Go at once.
We hope you have found this article useful. As you can see, you cannot currently watch your recorded shows on the go with Virgin TV. However, there are ways to work around this.
The Virgin TV Go app is fantastic and allows you to download and watch On Demand and live shows, many of which will likely be in your recordings.
This app can be used offline, and you can connect to it using both Wi-Fi and your phone internet which is useful. If you have a Sky V6 box, you can access your recordings through mobile devices when you are at home. However, there are some limitations to this.