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Get 'Truly Unlimited' calls and data on Virgin Mobile for just £25 a month

Get 'Truly Unlimited' calls and data on Virgin Mobile for just £25 a month

By Max Langridge

Virgin Media has announced a new Truly Unlimited mobile plan, available exclusively for Virgin Media broadband, TV and landline customers. The Truly Unlimited plan lives up to its name, by offering totally unlimited calls, texts and data to Virgin Mobile... Read more

Virgin Media ups fastest consumer broadband speeds to 350Mbps

Virgin Media ups fastest consumer broadband speeds to 350Mbps

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has announced that it is upping its top level broadband speeds to 350Mbps.It will roll out ultrafast broadband services capable of speeds of up to 350Mbps from spring. Around 15 million UK households now have the infrastructure to receive... Read more

This is the cheapest 100GB SIM-only data plan you can get anywhere

This is the cheapest 100GB SIM-only data plan you can get anywhere

By Dan Grabham

100GB of data for £20 a month. Sound good? That’s the stunning new SIM-only plan that Virgin Mobile has announced today as part of its new Flash Sale. You also get 5000 minutes, too.The 4G data deal replaces Virgin’s previous £25 for 20GB SIM-only... Read more

Virgin Media V6 box now available as free upgrade to Virgin TV customers

Virgin Media V6 box now available as free upgrade to Virgin TV customers

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is now offering free upgrades to its Virgin TV V6 box to existing customers.All customers who take both TV and broadband packages can swap their older set-top-box, whether that's the TiVo box or V+ box, for the 4K-capable V6 box at no cost.... Read more

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media was one of the first companies to offer access to popular apps that don't use up any of your data allowance.For a while, customers on its Virgin Mobile plans have been able to use Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as much as they like, without... Read more

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has rejigged its broadband price plans to make its up to 100Mbps service the standard option in the UK. It has also opened up its up to 300Mbps service to all customers in areas capable of getting those speeds. It was previously restricted.Its... Read more

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

By Rik Henderson

If you're a Virgin Media TV customer you might have been offered a Virgin TV V6 box in the last few weeks.It is half the size of the existing TiVo box, faster, contains more TV tuners and is 4K HDR enabled. It's also available to existing and new customers... Read more

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse
4.5 stars

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse

By Rik Henderson

When the first Virgin Media TiVo box was released almost five years ago it was seen as groundbreaking, state-of-the-art and considerably better than anything around at the time. It took Sky a while to catch up with, ahem, catch-up. And, Virgin Media's... Read more

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

By Rik Henderson

Although the Virgin TV V6 box was far from a surprise when it was announced in London in November, not least because the company itself had tweeted teasers, a partnering 14-inch tablet device most definitely caught us off guard. Virgin Media has never... Read more

Virgin Media introduces 4G tariffs with free WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

Virgin Media introduces 4G tariffs with free WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

By Max Langridge

Virgin Mobile has finally added 4G to its mobile services for customers in the UK. The company has introduced a range of flexible 4G SIM plans with various benefits and as Virgin Mobile piggybacks EE's network, you can expect pretty fast download speeds... Read more

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has sent out invites for an event on 30 November, which the company says is for "something unmissable" It's highly likely the event will see the official unveiling of the long awaited V6 4K TiVo box.Virgin Media posted a teaser image of... Read more

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has unveiled a new set-top box over the last couple of days, the Virgin Media V6 box powered by TiVo. We're still awaiting details on what it has to offer but, in the meantime, users of existing boxes are to get new features from today too.An... Read more

Virgin Media TiVo 2 coming with 4K, new set-top-box to take on Sky Q

Virgin Media TiVo 2 coming with 4K, new set-top-box to take on Sky Q

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is soon to replace its current TiVo box as the flagship set-top-box in its TV line-up. There is a new device coming in the next few months that will also be powered by TiVo, but capable of 4K video output.In its first quarter financial results... Read more

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

By Rik Henderson

After exclusively bringing Ash vs Evil Dead to the UK, Virgin Media continues to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon Video by offering a new series you can only get through its paid TV service.Mixed martial arts drama Kingdom has been secured by Virgin... Read more

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has added the Vevo music video streaming service to all TiVo boxes. That means subscribers to its TiVo television service can now access any of the 250,000 plus music videos available on the online platform.The app also enables those with... Read more

Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

By Rik Henderson

Sky unveiled its much-rumoured Sky Q new TV service earlier today and perhaps surprised many by announcing a whole family of devices rather than one set-top-box, with a Sky Q Hub broadband router as part of the set-up. It makes sense as Sky Q is very... Read more

Virgin Media solves the public superfast Wi-Fi problem by putting it under your feet

Virgin Media solves the public superfast Wi-Fi problem by putting it under your feet

By Elyse Betters

Virgin Media isn't the first company to offer free Wi-Fi to the public, but that hasn't stopped it from "paving the way" and using alternative solutions to deliver reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi to residents in Chesham. Literally.The company has announced... Read more

Virgin Media Vivid 200Mbps broadband will be available to customers from October

Virgin Media Vivid 200Mbps broadband will be available to customers from October

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is to up the speed of its top level broadband to 200Mbps and offer customers the opportunity to upgrade starting on 1 October.The company has also branded its ultrafast broadband services Vivid. All broadband from 100Mbps and up will be... Read more

Free Wi-Fi in UK streets for Virgin Media customers from September

Free Wi-Fi in UK streets for Virgin Media customers from September

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is to offer free Wi-Fi in public places around the UK, including streets in towns and cities, as it will use customers' Super Hub and Super Hub 2 routers as hotspots. Connection to them will be through a new smartphone app.In a scheme similar... Read more

Virgin Media signs BT Sport Europe to ensure it's league leader in footy coverage

Virgin Media signs BT Sport Europe to ensure it's league leader in footy coverage

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has confirmed that it will be adding the new BT Sport Europe channel to its line-up from its 1 August launch date to ensure that it is the only TV provider that will offer every sports channel available before the start of the football season.Although... Read more

Now you can look at your cloud photos on your Virgin Media TiVo box

Now you can look at your cloud photos on your Virgin Media TiVo box

By Elyse Betters

Virgin announced that Virgin Media Cloud has arrived for TiVo.The Virgin Media Cloud app for TiVo is now available, and it'll let you browse and display your personal photos and videos and music (stored in the cloud) on the big screen in your living room.... Read more

Virgin Media Paws TV remote for pets is a real thing, not a belated April Fools

Virgin Media Paws TV remote for pets is a real thing, not a belated April Fools

By Rik Henderson

If we'd have received this on 1 April we'd have sworn it was designed to pull the wool over our eyes. However, the Virgin Media Paws TV remote has been devised as the company celebrates National Pet Month.There's a point to it too, as research found... Read more

Virgin Media customers with Android phones and tablets can now watch Sky Sports on the go too

Virgin Media customers with Android phones and tablets can now watch Sky Sports on the go too

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media customers who own iOS devices and subscribe to Sky Sports as part of their TV packages have been able to watch Sky Sports content on their iPhones and iPads since last August. Now Android device owners can too.The latest version of the Sky... Read more

Virgin Media to spend £3 billion on superfast broadband for four million new homes and businesses

Virgin Media to spend £3 billion on superfast broadband for four million new homes and businesses

By Rik Henderson

In its largest expansion move in some time, Virgin Media has pledged to spend £3 billion in ensuring four million new homes and businesses in the UK can access its superfast fibre broadband network.Backed by owner Liberty Global, the money will be spent... Read more

Sky Sports News HQ HD finally comes to Virgin Media

Sky Sports News HQ HD finally comes to Virgin Media

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has finally added Sky Sports News HQ HD to its channel line-up almost half a year after the high definition versions of Sky Sports 3, 4, 5 and F1 were introduced. It said at the time that it would include the HD version of Sky's sporting... Read more

Don’t worry if you nod off during Doctor Who Christmas special, this wristband will record it for you

Don’t worry if you nod off during Doctor Who Christmas special, this wristband will record it for you

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has teamed with a couple of schoolboy inventors to come up with KipstR wristband, a 3D-printed device that will automatically set a Virgin Media TiVo box to record when the wearer falls asleep.Designed as part of Virgin Media's Switched on... Read more

Virgin Media TiVo users get significantly better Netflix experience

Virgin Media TiVo users get significantly better Netflix experience

By Rik Henderson

It's been a year since Virgin Media launched a Netflix application for its TiVo set-top-box, even adding an access channel in its electronic programme guide. However, although the paid TV platform is one of few to offer the service on its device, it has... Read more

Why is my Virgin Media broadband not working? A reason why web pages are hanging

Why is my Virgin Media broadband not working? A reason why web pages are hanging

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media customers might find that although they have a good internet connection they can't access web pages, with a "web page not available" message popping up instead of the site they wish to visit.Skype, email and other connectivity functions are... Read more

Ofcom opens investigation into £4.5 billion Premier League TV rights after Virgin Media complaint

Ofcom opens investigation into £4.5 billion Premier League TV rights after Virgin Media complaint

By Rik Henderson

Ofcom has announced that it will be investigating the sale of live TV rights for the FA Premier League under the competition act. It follows a complaint by Virgin Media that Brits are getting a poor deal compared to fans in other European nations.The... Read more

How to get Wi-Fi on the London Tube for free

How to get Wi-Fi on the London Tube for free

By Rik Henderson

Having launched to help visitors to the 2012 London Olympics stay connected on their travels, Virgin Media's Tube Wi-Fi network has become a standard service for commuters and passengers alike over the intervening years. And thanks to deals with the networks,... Read more

Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

By Rik Henderson

Free Wi-Fi is now available in 150 London Underground stations after a further six were added to the network. With 270 Tube stations in the capital in total, that still leaves some way to go before the entire system is covered, but passengers in Wimbledon... Read more

New Virgin Media TiVo interface update revealed, coming October

New Virgin Media TiVo interface update revealed, coming October

By Chris Hall

Virgin Media has a new user interface coming for its TiVo set-top box, and the first customers will see it next week.There has been a shift in design to reflect the change in Virgin Media's branding, but importantly the new interface moves to HTML5. That... Read more

Sky Sports 3, 4 and F1 HD channels arrive on Virgin Media as it reshuffles EPG to cope

Sky Sports 3, 4 and F1 HD channels arrive on Virgin Media as it reshuffles EPG to cope

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has rejigged its EPG to fit in the high definition versions of the Sky Sports channels it has started to introduce.The TV service had previously announced that, in a groundbreaking deal with Sky, it was to add the HD versions of Sky Sports... Read more

Virgin Media TiVo subscribers get dedicated Eurosport app in time for French Open tennis

Virgin Media TiVo subscribers get dedicated Eurosport app in time for French Open tennis

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has partnered with Eurosport to offer a dedicated application for sports content from the broadcaster on its TiVo platform.The app is available on UK TiVo boxes from today and it provides access to streamed video content from the Eurosport... Read more

Virgin Media to get Sky F1 HD channel at last, along with Sky Sports 3 and 4 HD and more

Virgin Media to get Sky F1 HD channel at last, along with Sky Sports 3 and 4 HD and more

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has signed a five year deal with Sky that means the cable TV operator will get all of the remaining HD channels it has previously lacked.Sky F1 HD, Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD, Sky Sports News HD and Sky News HD will join the service... Read more

Virgin Media offers SIM-only mobile deal for just £5 a month if you take TiVo, broadband and landline

Virgin Media offers SIM-only mobile deal for just £5 a month if you take TiVo, broadband and landline

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has launched new "big" bundles that offer all of its services for one fee. And if taken with the Big Kahuna bundle, a mobile SIM plan will cost just £5 a month with 250MB of data and unlimited calls and texts.That bundle also includes 152Mb... Read more

UK’s average broadband speed almost 18Mbps, Virgin Media leading the pack

UK’s average broadband speed almost 18Mbps, Virgin Media leading the pack

By Rik Henderson

Britain's broadband speeds are on the rise, the latest Ofcom report finds. The UK's average broadband speed is 17.8Mbps, a rise of over 3Mbps in just six months.In the five years since Ofcom first began publishing data on the country's broadband speeds,... Read more

Virgin Media gives customers 5GB of free cloud storage, launches packages for additional space

Virgin Media gives customers 5GB of free cloud storage, launches packages for additional space

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has launched Virgin Media Cloud, its own cloud storage solution for its broadband customers.The company has teamed with F-Secure, a third-party firm that specialises in digital security, to provide the service, which can be used to back... Read more

Virgin Media announces new boost to customers' broadband speeds, now up to 152Mbps

Virgin Media announces new boost to customers' broadband speeds, now up to 152Mbps

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media will boost all broadband customers' speeds again, now offering up to 152Mbps for UK subscribers to its top package.New customers are being offered up to 50Mbps on the Starter package (previously up to 30Mbps), and up to 100Mbps in its... Read more

Virgin Media last to turn on porn filters at network level

Virgin Media last to turn on porn filters at network level

By Rik Henderson

Like the other three of the UK's largest internet service providers, Virgin Media has implemented its parental control filters to block access to pornography and other inappropriate online content.Called Web Safe, this will initially be presented as... Read more

Virgin Media adds free Wi-Fi to 10 further London Underground stations, 10 more to come soon

Virgin Media adds free Wi-Fi to 10 further London Underground stations, 10 more to come soon

By Rik Henderson

Commuters on London's Underground Tube network can now use Virgin Media's Wi-Fi in 10 more stations, bringing the total of locations covered to 131. Another 10 will be added this spring.It is the first big expansion for the network in a year and is a... Read more

Virgin Media now has two million TiVo subscribers, half its TV customers

Virgin Media now has two million TiVo subscribers, half its TV customers

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has announced that its TiVo service is now subscribed to by two million households in the UK. With almost four million TV subscribers in total, that means that half or more of them now use a TiVo box rather than the older V+ or V HD boxes... Read more

Virgin Media bundles free 08 numbers with £18 30 day SIM-only plan

Virgin Media bundles free 08 numbers with £18 30 day SIM-only plan

By Rik Henderson

As part of an incentive to attract customers to its VIP SIM-only tariffs, Virgin Media has created an all-inclusive 30-day plan that now includes unlimited calls to 0800, 0870, 0845 and 0808 numbers.Priced at £18 a month, the new plan runs on a rolling... Read more

Virgin TV Anywhere app arrives for Android, now includes 67 channels to watch

Virgin TV Anywhere app arrives for Android, now includes 67 channels to watch

By Luke Edwards

Virgin Media has taken the leap on to Android smartphones and tablets today as its Virgin TV Anywhere app rolls out to a device near you. With it come a whopping 67 channels available to watch online.The app also comes as Virgin adds nine new channels... Read more

Virgin Media to offer unlimited 152Mb broadband from February 2014

Virgin Media to offer unlimited 152Mb broadband from February 2014

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is to launch an unlimited broadband service that it claims is "far beyond BT". The new high-end broadband service will offer speeds of up to 152Mb.It has also announced that it will be boosting the existing fibre optic network in order to... Read more

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C coming to Virgin Media in UK on 22 November

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C coming to Virgin Media in UK on 22 November

By Elyse Betters

Virgin Media in the UK will soon offer Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.Virgin Media provides fixed and mobile telephone, television and broadband internet services to businesses and consumers in the UK, but it has never before offered the iPhone. That... Read more

Virgin Media SmartCall now available: Make calls on your mobile using landline minutes

Virgin Media SmartCall now available: Make calls on your mobile using landline minutes

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has made its new SmartCall service available to home phone customers. It allows them to make calls from their smartphones over a Wi-Fi connection anywhere in the world using the inclusive minutes on their landline packages.The service is... Read more

Doom Piano hands-on video: We play Doom. On a piano

Doom Piano hands-on video: We play Doom. On a piano

By Ian Morris

We get to see some cool stuff here at Pocket-lint, and the Doom Piano was no exception. What, you might ask, is a "Doom Piano". It certainly sounds foreboding, but perhaps it's just a depressing bit of music. Well, no, it's not, it's a hacked musical... Read more

Virgin Media using custom smartphone apps to maintain free Wi-Fi at V Festival 2013

Virgin Media using custom smartphone apps to maintain free Wi-Fi at V Festival 2013

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has been providing free superfast wireless internet at the V Festival for several years now, but has made steps to ensure that this weekend's event has the best signals yet.Congestion can often lead to areas that can't connect or slow down... Read more

Sesame Street returns to UK TV, Virgin Media offers on demand access to unseen seasons

Sesame Street returns to UK TV, Virgin Media offers on demand access to unseen seasons

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has brought Sesame Street back to the UK.Those without children might not know that the long-running American pre-school show stopped being aired in Britain in 2011. Spin-offs have appeared on The Disney Channel and Channel 5, but the main... Read more