this has been asked before but all answers are very old/archived... I am trying to stream on Chrome but it is not working - no problem via Safari (which I hadn't opened in years..)
There are workarounds posted but they are all 2-3-4 years old + I have no pepper-flash to be found in my system ( in plugins I find: Adobe Flash Player - Version : 220.127.116.11 Shockwave Flash 22.0 r0 ) so the "turn off pepper-flash" technique seems irrelevant anyways...
I'm aware of Google's stance, but this is purely Virgin's choice here, and it is frankly disappointing
I guess if I want to use my actual TV to watch TV, I'll need to purchase a looong coaxial and run it accross my living room - although everything else is wireless... Nowadays, you can already stream most TV channels on Chrome(BBC, iTV or any I've ever tried, really)... all is well and works - I actually haven't used a coaxial with my TV in years.
I hope Virgin's stance changes - it doesn't stop any type of behaviour or use. It just makes "normal 2016 use" inconvenient for its customers. To sum it up, these are the actual choices I'm left with if I want to watch the channels I signed up to:
Watch on my tiny laptop or tablet screens in front of my turned off TV.
Running an ugly cable accross the floor (or alternatively buying 100GBP+ AV emmitter/transmitter).
Changing my living room setup.
Which would you pick?
Now i'm thinking I should just cancel the TV - I'll clearly never use the content I signed up for, neither live nor on demand - but I'm sure the contract terms and conditions will come hit me down hard, obviously. *sigh*
So... thanks for your time Kath, I sincerely appreciate you took the time to reply - although I'll admit the answer is just disappointing and I'll be glad when this bad idea (for customers!) has been put to sleep by Virgin...