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Is Virgin TV Anywhere going to be on Amazons Fire TV stick

Is Virgin TV Anywhere going to be on Amazons Fire TV stick or any other media stick?

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Doubtful as putting content directly to a TV would replace a rental STB 






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It is an android based stick. It should be possible to install the kindle fire ap for tv anywhere and test.

  • It works great with netflix, bbc iplayer, plex. I have used all of those
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To be honest, although I have a FireTV stick, I would prefer to have it the other way round, i.e. an Amazon Instant Prime app on the Tivo.

 

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if netflix on tivo is anything  to go by, you would not enjoy amazon video done that way. On pc, on consoles, on stick Netflix is fast but on Tivo it is minutes not seconds to get menus to load and movie to start. And even then there is no smart buffering. Amazon prime on stick is HD immediately

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i had a quick look at my purchase records, as I own both the stick and the V M TV app:

Your devices compatible with this app:

my Kindle Fire
my kobo arc
 my Fire TV stick
 
that's what I expected.
I am technically curious as to whether  someone could sideload an app to the stick- there's no obvious way to connect to it as it has only a DC power in & and an HDMi out
on my stick, under apps, i'ts showing 10 or more of my owned apps ( many of those are via amazon's free app of the day), so I guess it's displaying all the ones it reckons are compatible. I have maybe 100 apps from free app of the day that it is NOT showing .
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Dalandius
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Looks like there is no technical reason why it is not compatible I just hope

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except that the virgin app probably assumes a ouch screen. the fire tv stick is controlled  with its own remote- but having said that, netflix is OK

the virgin app is apparently compatible with the fire phone as well as the fire tablet, so fire tv should not be too much of a stretch ?

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as the licencing provents TV Anywhere on mobile devices from outputting to a TV then there would be little point making a app for the fire stick as it has no build in screen so wouldn't be allowed to work under the rules the channels have set
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i missed that rule.

 

so what about all these clever "cast" thingie , which I admit that I never use, but which purport to throw whatever is on tablet screen onto a TV screen

 

do they not work with the virgin TV app?

 

I did not think the app would know whether the stuff it was sending to tablet screen was actually being cast - if that's the word - to something else ? 

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