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by wifiPatty | October 11 2016

Cannot get this to work, although I suspect it's a proxy issue with my machine.

I've got VS2015 Proffessional With Update 2 and I've installed this extension.

I then managed to get it to fire but it gets stuck at 'Tunnel: Connecting'

Are there some settings I need to change somewhere?

by Dotnetavalanche | September 08 2016

by jamie.grinnell | March 28 2016

I was really hoping this would solve my problems, but I can't run it. BrowserStack says it can't connect to the local machine. I have tried 3 different times to run my solution and it doesn't work. I hope this extension gets updated soon as I am very excited to use it.

by Lennart F | February 28 2016 February 28 2016
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Lennart, could you please provide more details about your experience? We will get back to you ASAP and fix any issues you may have faced. Your feedback is appreciated and will help us improve.

by Garry-Passarella | November 12 2015

Doesn't work with VS2013, throws and error when installing February 03 2016
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Hi Garry,
We recently updated the extension. Could you please try again and let us know if you face any issues?

by RKPatrick | September 04 2015

Out of date (by two versions). The link in the Q&A to a hack to get it to install is a dead link, and the browserstack web site pushes you to a full product trial. All I wanted to do was (quickly) install the VS extension to get to testing, but it's turned into such a drawn-out ordeal that it would be quicker and more straightforward to just have IT install multiple browsers on my workstation. February 03 2016
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In case you were having trouble installing this extension, please try our new update. It has been updated to work with VS2015.

by irax | May 08 2014

I want to love this. I have found that having access to all the platforms and browsers to be invaluable, and that to me justified the price, but yes it is so slow at times you can't even get anything done. This is of course dependent upon which platform/browser you're on.

My main issue however is connecting to Android devices. I always have issues connecting to Android devices; to local or live sites. iOS works ALL the time. I've tried both Chrome and FF and rarely get success with the Android devices regardless of OS version.

Again, iOS always works (and works well) but in real life I'm less concerned with iPhones, etc due to my developments working so well with them anyway. So, it's the Android platform I have special interest in especially due to the array of products and OS versions. That is the major issue here; the one thing I need, I cannot seem to ever do.

For $40 a month this is horrible.

by MaxCarter | March 25 2014

Great concept, but extremely slow. Sometimes 30 min to an hour where it just doesn't work at all.

by matthewkimber | February 06 2014

Love it. My one complaint is that it doesn't navigate to my application's virtual directory when developing using IIS (not IIS Express or Cassini). If that were fixed it would be that much better.

by PracticalNihilist | September 05 2013

Holy cow, what a great concept!

I'm amazed at how you can switch back and forth between OS's and browsers and you can even run this off a local web app.

by Justin Michaels | April 26 2013

Not everything in life is for free for the other developers that complained. If you buy this for yourself even the $205 is well spent with the amount of platforms and browsers along with form factors they support. This tool has already proven its value to me after it helped me chase down a nasty Windows Xp IE7 javascript bug for work.

I highly recommend trying this plugin and you currently can get three months free by going through

I did run in to some issues with the java applet on my work machine with IE8 but was able to work in Chrome.

by shaneob121 | April 15 2013

by Z.Ivan | April 05 2013


by LFLF | March 28 2013

NOT FREE, I'm giving 1 star because they are cheating.

by ctolkien | January 31 2013

by DenisPanfilov | January 31 2013

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  • Visual Studio 2013
    5 Posts | Last post February 03, 2016
    • Any update on when the extension will be available to VS 2013
    • This URL might help you.
      I actually added those lines in the <Installation> section and it worked well in VS 2013 RC:
          <InstallationTarget Version="12.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro" />
          <InstallationTarget Version="12.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Premium" />
          <InstallationTarget Version="12.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Ultimate" />
    • A version that works with VS2013:
    • any update on the visual studio 2013 version?
    • This extension should now work with VS 2013. Please try out the latest version. We'd love to hear your feedback.
  • Cannot install on vs 2012 express for web
    1 Posts | Last post February 26, 2013
    • Hi,
      I've installed web tools 2012.2. Then I went to and downloaded the extension. However, it told me I miss the reference "Visual Studio MPF".
      I found a post said that "Express editions not supported."
      Something else to installed for BrowserStack?
      My Enviroment:
      Windows 7 sp1 64bit
      VS express 2012 for web
  • now what?
    3 Posts | Last post February 04, 2013
    • Ok, I downloaded and installed it, and restarted VS. But now what? How do I get this thing going? The quick launch can't find any new menu items...
    • Hi Cheeta,
      Please ensure you have Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 installed for Visual Studio 2012 -
      Once installed, the BrowserStack extension will show up in the Browse With menu after installing ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2. Please let us know if this works for you. Thanks and have a good day.
      Happy Testing,
      The BrowserStack Team
    • Ah, that helped.
      Thank you! :-)