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Virgin Media launches own 4K TV channel, but it’s not for everyone
Virgin Media launches own 4K TV channel, but it’s not for everyone By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media will launch its own 4K Ultra HD TV channel on 17 September. It will be the UK's first channel dedicated to 4K TV shows and concerts.It won't be available to all subscribers, however. The new channel, named Virgin TV Ultra HD, will be exclusive... Read more

Virgin Media TV customers get 4K BT Sport for free very soon
Virgin Media TV customers get 4K BT Sport for free very soon By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is adding BT Sport in 4K to its Virgin TV offering.Previously only available on BT's own Ultra HD set-top-box, the BT Sport 4K UHD channel will be available at no extra cost to Virgin Media customers on Full House and VIP bundles who use... Read more

Virgin Media doubles broadband speeds for best-selling bundles - 108Mbps for £29 a month
Virgin Media doubles broadband speeds for best-selling bundles - 108Mbps for £29 a month By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is doubling the speeds of several of its best-selling broadband packages, and it's not charging a penny extra for the privilege.This is for new customers only, sadly, but does mean that, for £29 a month you can get up to 108Mbps on a Vivid... Read more

Virgin Media's ludicrously fast 350Mbps broadband now available
Virgin Media's ludicrously fast 350Mbps broadband now available By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has announced that it's top level broadband speed of 350Mbps is now available to customers. Around 15 million UK households now have the infrastructure to receive the fastest broadband service from the company and some might have noticed... Read more

Virgin Media deals include iPhone 8 plus AirPods from just £29 a month
Virgin Media deals include iPhone 8 plus AirPods from just £29 a month By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is kicking off spring with a range of great deals for mobile and TV.You can get yourself an iPhone 8, pair of AirPods wireless in-ear headphones, 1,000 minutes of talktime, unlimited texts and 1GB of 4G data for just £29 a month with no... Read more

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 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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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

Virgin Media nabs Ginx TV, first to show videogames channel in UK
Virgin Media nabs Ginx TV, first to show videogames channel in UK By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has added Ginx TV to its channel line-up, being the first platform in the UK to offer the 24-hour gaming station.Sitting on the Virgin TV EPG at channel 286, Ginx TV shows 12 different gaming-related series, including The Blurb hosted by... Read more

Virgin Media launches new wireless Super Hub, claimed to be fastest in UK
Virgin Media launches new wireless Super Hub, claimed to be fastest in UK By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has launched a new version of its Super Hub modem and wireless router along with claims that it is the fastest available in the UK.The new dual band hub allows for concurrent connection to 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi channels, and independent testing... Read more

Ex-News International boss to be CEO of Virgin Media
Ex-News International boss to be CEO of Virgin Media By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media's new chief executive will be Tom Mockridge, a former Rupert Murdoch confidant who has previously acted as CEO of News International, CEO of Sky Italia and CEO of News Corp's European television operations. He has also been a non-executive... Read more

Virgin Media VIP claims cheapest all-inclusive tariff in UK: Unlimited data, texts and minutes for £26, £15 SIM-only
Virgin Media VIP claims cheapest all-inclusive tariff in UK: Unlimited data, texts and minutes for £26, £15 SIM-only By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has launched VIP, a new mobile phone tariff which it says is the cheapest in the UK to include unlimited texts, minutes and data.Starting at just £26 a month for existing Virgin Media TV, broadband or home phone customers (who get £5 off... Read more

Virgin Media buyout going through without opposition
Virgin Media buyout going through without opposition By Rik Henderson

Reports today suggest that the Liberty Global buyout of Virgin Media will be approved by the EU Competition Commission unconditionally.The $15.8 billion bid will be rubber stamped, say Reuters sources, ensuring that the firm will become part of the largest... Read more