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Tv anywhere on 4g

Hello can u clear up something for me. I'm looking at switching from sky to Virgin and use the sky go app a lot on my iPad ESP in work or fishing where I don't have access to a wifi connection. So run it off my 4g from my phone. Using it as a personal hotspot.

I've spoken to 2 virgin staff members on the phone who have spoken to there supervisors and they have all said that the virgin anywhere app will now run using my 4g connection. Yet all I read on the internet is that it won't work and that it will only run on wifi . So I am confused

Also the bundle that I am looking at included sky sports. Bt sports and sky movies. Will these run on my 4g or will they also have to have a wifi connection for work.
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Re: Tv anywhere on 4g

Streaming channels over 4G will not work but you can use the TiVo management functions of the TV Anywhere app over 4G.

If you create a wifi hotspot over 4G (tethering) then you should be able to use that wifi to stream channels using TV Anywhere.

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Thanks for the reply. Has no one tried that then. Surly someone must have

Also why are the supervisors at virgin telling me that it does work on 4g. Sounds to me like they are telling me what I want to hear a little to get my business
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Does anyone from the forum team have an answer please
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Hi Higgs555,

 

As mentioned by Ernie_C, our TV Anywhere application is only functional via a WiFi connection at present.

 

The Sky applications (if subscribed to Sky Cinema or Sport), however, can work with mobile data.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Nat_J

 

 


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It used to tell you on the App Store description that streaming was only available via a Wifi connection. It no longer does say so in the App description so that needs to be added back. 


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Ok Thanks for clearing that up for me. Think the sales people on the phone need to swat up on what they are selling
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a salesperson tells you whatever you want to hear, to close the deal.

and the inevitable fall back defence is that TVA is a free service so you cannot have any money back it it's not what you expected.

 you should also be aware that even on wifi- it's guaranteed to fail whenever there's a popular live football game streaming, and that most routine maintenance of the service is carefully scheduled to take place during penalty shootouts.

 

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Is it really that bad. The sky go app I've never had a problem with and works really well. It's more the sport and movies I'm interested in so as long is I can still use the sky sports and movies apps on 4g From subscribing for them through Virgin I'll be happy with that
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IMHO yes it's really that bad, read through the historic threads

 actually just scrolling the TV on the GO sub forum titles will give you the flavour of it - 

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