In this guide we're going to show you the incredibly easy way you can watch Virgin TV Go abroad and all it'll take is 4 simple steps.
Virgin TV Go is the new service from Virgin Media that lets you access both live and catch-up content from your Virgin Media subscription.
It replaces the underused Virgin Anywhere service and aims to compete with the more superior Sky Go service offered by Sky.
If you've already tried to access Virgin TV Go abroad already then you'll know you're blocked from viewing with a message like this.
Below we'll show you how you can avoid that block using a simple app called a VPN in just 4 simple steps and watch Virgin TV Go anywhere in the world.
How to Watch Virgin TV Go Abroad on a computer
The easiest way to watch Virgin TV Go abroad is on a computer or laptop, although we do have a guide for mobile devices further down.
Just follow the 4 simple steps below.
- Visit the VPN provider IPVanish and sign-up. (Don't worry, there's a 7-day money back guarantee).
- Download their Windows or Mac software from the Apps section of their website.
- Install the software, run it and login with the account details you made when signing up.
- Select United Kingdom. Press Connect.
Once the IPVanish software has connected. You should visit the Virgin TV Go website.
You'll need to use a web-browser such as Internet Explorer because the service doesn't work with Chrome or Firefox yet.
When you've finished watching Virgin TV Go, all you need to do is click Disconnect on the IPVanish software. You can reconnect as many times as you wish.
How to watch Virgin TV Go Abroad on a mobile or tablet
It's also possible to watch Virgin TV Go abroad on your mobile and tablet device if running Android or iOS.
In this example below we'll show you how to do that on an Android mobile but the process is the same on a tablet too and also Apple devices.
- Visit the Google Play store and install the Virgin TV Go app. (Direct URL: https://goo.gl/9xhgTG)
- Visit the VPN provider IPVanish by clicking here and sign-up to their service.
- Visit the Google Play store, search “IPVanish” and install the IPVanish app.
- Run the app. Select United Kingdom and press Connect.
Once the IPVanish app lets you know it has connected you should launch the Virgin TV Go app.
You'll now be able to watch any of the live TV Channels or catch-up shows on your mobile or tablet.
When you've finished watching, quit the Virgin TV Go app and then disconnect from the IPVanish app. You can reconnect at any time to continue watching.
Is a VPN even legal?
Yes, VPN services are completely legitimate services for protecting your online privacy.
They work by encrypting your internet connection which means everything you do is unreadable to those outside.
One of the privacy features is that a VPN allows you to change your online location. This stops websites from tracking you and building up a profile of your online use.
With a VPN you can choose to connect to any country. In the case of watching Virgin TV Go abroad, you connect to the United Kingdom making it appear as if you are in the UK even though you're somewhere else in the world.
VPN services are completely legal in nearly every country in the world.
Does this work in Australia, Spain, USA or XYZ country?
Yes, this solution works in any country in the world. It works fine in European countries, North America, Asia, Australia and any other location with an internet connection.
Streaming video is an intensive task so you'll need an OK internet connection. If you're in a very rural area or a remote location then you may experience some buffering but it should still be possible to stream in low quality.
We've even tested this in Thailand on a mobile 4G connection while on a moving bus and it worked fine.
Alternative VPN providers
There are many different VPN providers available and a quick search on Google will bring up a bewildering amount of options.
Not all VPN services are suitable to watch Virgin TV Go abroad because they're just too slow for streaming video.
In our tests we found IPVanish to be the best choice for watching Virgin TV Go abroad but if you want to look around at other options then three more providers we recommend are:
All three work exactly like IPVanish and the process is the same.
Simply click on one of their names, sign-up and then download either their software for your computer or their app for your mobile device. Then connect to the United Kingdom.
Don't forget, all you need is a VPN to watch Virgin TV Go abroad. You can get one by clicking the button below and following the instructions earlier in this guide.