Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo archive

  • YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?
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    YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?

    By 10 July 2012

    Sony’s new Internet Player with Google TV has been announced, adding another box to what is, for many, already a crowded living room. Google TV was a bumpy experience at best when it launched, but just like the Android of smartphones and tablets, it...

  • Virgin Media adds Sky Sports red button services to TiVo
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    Virgin Media adds Sky Sports red button services to TiVo

    By 2 March 2012

    Television service provider Virgin Media has officially added Red Button interactive services to its TiVo box experience, with Sky Sports being the first to benefit from the feature. From today, Sky Sports and Sky Sports HD customers will be able to access...

  • BBC Red Button enhanced sports app kicks off on Virgin Media
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    BBC Red Button enhanced sports app kicks off on Virgin Media

    By 19 December 2011

    The BBC has teamed up with Virgin Media to announce that a new, enhanced and sporty Red Button service will be landing on the cable giant's TiVo platform next year. The BBC Sport app will hit the clever set-top box in 2012, along with the BBC News app...

  • Spotify streams in to Virgin Media
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    Spotify streams in to Virgin Media

    By 29 November 2011

    The long awaited Spotify app for Virgin Media's TiVo platform has finally arrived, meaning Spotify Premium users can now access their favourite songs and playlists on their telly boxes, and better still, through their home cinema speaker setup. Last month,...

  • Best home entertainment device 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards
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    Best home entertainment device 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards

    By 25 November 2011

    Home entertainment can mean a few different things as our nominees for the best home entertainment device 2011 reveal. We’re talking audio, video, radio; amp, dock, set-top box and even games console too - and that makes for an incredibly competitive...

  • Virgin Media TiVo box update new features revealed
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    Virgin Media TiVo box update new features revealed

    By 16 November 2011

    As of 2am 17 November, Virgin Media will be rolling out an update to all its Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo boxes. Different regions will be getting the major system upgrade over the next week, with customers advised to keep their box switched on or...

  • Virgin Media TiVo update could come tomorrow, 17 November
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    Virgin Media TiVo update could come tomorrow, 17 November

    By 16 November 2011

    It's been no secret that it's coming, but Pocket-lint has discovered that the "major update" planned for each and every Virgin Media TiVo box could be happening as soon as tomorrow (17 November). How did we find out? Well, it was there, emblazoned across...

  • Virgin Media installing one TiVo every minute
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    Virgin Media installing one TiVo every minute

    By 27 October 2011

    The TiVo team over at Virgin Media is engaging in some serious fist pumping and back slapping, and why the heck not? After all, the cable giant has just announced that, in the first 3 months of the mass availability of the service, its engineers have...

  • Virgin Media TiVo iPad app - new details and screens revealed
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    Virgin Media TiVo iPad app - new details and screens revealed

    By 8 September 2011

    On a day where Samsung was announced as the new manufacturer for Virgin Media TiVo boxes, the service provider has also released a set of new screengrabs of its forthcoming iPad app controller. And it claims that support for the application with become...

  • Samsung to build next wave of Virgin Media TiVo boxes
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    Samsung to build next wave of Virgin Media TiVo boxes

    By 8 September 2011

    Consumer electronics giant Samsung has won a contract to build Virgin Media TiVo boxes going forward. Virgin Media had previously used Cisco for the first wave of Internet-connected PVRs, and will continue to do so, but Sammy-built set-top-boxes will...

  • V Festival TiVo app fires up on Virgin Media
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    V Festival TiVo app fires up on Virgin Media

    By 10 August 2011

    Virgin Media is pumping up the volume ahead of the V Festival weekend with the release of a dedicated app on its TiVo boxes. Designed to sit alongside the V coverage that Channel 4 will be offering up, the app will give non-V goers the chance to see extra...

  • Virgin Media claims we're a demanding TV audience
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    Virgin Media claims we're a demanding TV audience

    By 4 August 2011

    Virgin Media has announced that since introducing its super-duper TiVo powered box, the way in which its customers view TV shows is changing. The change in telly habits is, according to some interesting facts that the cable giant has released, leading...

  • Virgin Media TiVo TV Guide App starts recording
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    Virgin Media TiVo TV Guide App starts recording

    By 15 July 2011

    Virgin Media, fresh from teasing us with a screen grab from its iPad TiVo app last month, has announced the arrival of the Virgin Media TV Guide into the Android Market - "the perfect companion to its cutting edge new TV service powered by TiVo". Coming...

  • Harry Potter fans rejoice as Virgin Media TiVo gets dedicated app
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    Harry Potter fans rejoice as Virgin Media TiVo gets dedicated app

    By 12 July 2011

    Virgin Media has joined forces with Warner Brothers to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 with a dedicated app for its TiVo platform. Subscribers to the service will now find a new "Harry Potter" application icon on...

  • Virgin Media TiVo iPad app in all its glory
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    Virgin Media TiVo iPad app in all its glory

    By 29 June 2011

    Virgin Media has released the first screenshot of its forthcoming TiVo iPad app, and apart from the colour scheme it's looking very much like the US TiVo application currently available on the Stateside iTunes App Store. The company has yet to make a...

  • Virgin Media offers 500GB TiVo boxes to existing customers
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    Virgin Media offers 500GB TiVo boxes to existing customers

    By 12 May 2011

    Just as we told you it would back in April, Virgin Media has announced that the 500GB version of its TiVo box will be available to existing TV package subscribers. The 500GB TiVo variety will cost viewers £49.95 plus installation charges, and it will...

  • Virgin Media 500GB TiVo box to become de facto standard
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    Virgin Media 500GB TiVo box to become de facto standard

    By 12 April 2011

    With the addition of a 500GB version of its TiVo box, Virgin Media fully expects it to become the provider's standard TV service sometime in the future. Speaking exclusively to Pocket-lint, a Virgin Media spokesperson told us, "In time, we anticipate...

  • The Only Way is Essex vajazzled Virgin Media TiVo box hands-on
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    The Only Way is Essex vajazzled Virgin Media TiVo box hands-on

    By 31 March 2011

    Crivens. Just when we thought we'd seen everything, we've happened across a vajazzled Virgin Media TiVo box, created in honour of trashy "guilty pleasure" TV show The Only Way is Essex. Nestled in a corner of the Virgin Media Private Members' Club for...

  • Virgin Media TiVo BBC iPlayer app hands-on
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    Virgin Media TiVo BBC iPlayer app hands-on

    By 31 March 2011

    One of the many exciting features about the Virgin Media TiVo box (or Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo box, to give it it's full name) is its ability to run Flash based applications, housed in their own section on the menu system. And those who have had...

  • Virgin Media turns on third Tivo tuner
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    Virgin Media turns on third Tivo tuner

    By 17 March 2011

    Virgin Media has announced that the third tuner on its Tivo powered set top boxes has been switched on - meaning that users are now able to record two programmes whilst watching another live broadcast. And whilst it's an announcement that basically says...

  • Virgin Media broadband hits 1 million homes
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    Virgin Media broadband hits 1 million homes

    By 16 March 2011

    Virgin Media has announced that it has reached 1 million homes for its home broadband service. The milestone has been hit as the cable giant continues to roll out its superfast 100Mb service, which is still on course to be nationwide by the middle of...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #33
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #33

    By 8 March 2011

    The Pocket-lint podcast returns, huzzah! And it brings with it gossip, chat and more information on the iPad 2 than you can shake a mucky stick at. Rik, Stuart and Dan also mull over the futures of both augmented reality and 3D, and the team presents...

  • Virgin Media TiVo review
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    Virgin Media TiVo review

    By 3 March 2011

    It’s been a long time coming, but Virgin Media’s TiVo project has finally been realised. And, if you think that plain old catch up TV and video-on-demand services are good, wait ‘til you get a load of this. Virgin Media has always been at the forefront...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #27
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #27

    By 6 December 2010

    News reporter Paul joins Rik and Dan this week, and brings with him tales of how he's got three stars on each level of Angry Birds Seasons so far. Plus, Rik explains why Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo is the future of television entertainment. And Dan...

  • Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo unveiled and in-depth hands-on
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    Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo unveiled and in-depth hands-on

    By 1 December 2010

    Virgin Media has finally shown off its brand spanking new TiVo-powered set-top-box, and revealed that pre-registration has opened on its website. It also revealed that boxes will be starting to roll-out later this month (December), although the vast majority...