Virgin Media TV offers over 245 channels, including HD and UHD programming. And with the ability to record hours of shows and even pause and rewind live TV on either the new V6 set-top box or the older TiVo box, Virgin Media TV puts you in the picture like few other entertainment services.
Here we walk through the main features you can expect if you sing up to a Virgin Media TV deal.
Virgin Media bundles together a selection of TV channels together under the banners of Player, Mix, Fun, Full House and VIP. These all contain a range of sports, entertainment, factual and news channels, Freeview TV and access to on-demand via Virgin's set-top boxes.
When most people think of Virgin TV, they think of TiVo. For a long time, TiVo was Virgin Media’s exclusive set-top box, but now, Virgin has launched a new set-top box, the V6. It's still powered by TiVo and the menus look the same — but it's a much, much more powerful device. The V6 lets you record six shows at once, and the box lets you watch content in 4K (also called UHD) and HDR (with a software update), if your TV is compatible with these features. It has a 1TB hard drive, which lets you record and store up to 500 hours of TV.
You can also keep your older TiVo box or get another V6 and link the boxes together wirelessly to allow for multiroom viewing. This also doubles the amount of storage you get and the shows you can record. So if you have two V6 boxes, you can record 12 shows at once and record up to 1,000 hours of TV.
The TiVo box — which TV-only subscribers receive — is still an impressive set-top box. It's a bit slower than the V6 but still has all the same functionality. The storage space is 500GB, and you can record three shows at once.
Read our full Virgin V6 box review.
Sky owns the rights to some of the most sought-after shows, movies and sports events. And one of the great things about Virgin Media TV is that the pick of these can be added to your Virgin Media TV package.
Sky Sports News HQ and Sky Sports Mix are already included with Mix packages and above. The remaining Sky Sports channels also come standard in a few Virgin packages (VIP and Full House Sports), or you can add them onto any TV package for a monthly fee.
Find out more about what's on Sky Sports and how to add it to your TV package.
Virgin TV customers can add the 11 Sky Cinema channels to their package for a monthly fee.
Not sure if you want Sky Cinema? Learn more about Sky's movie channels to find out more information.
All packages offer some channels for kids, but jumping onto the Mix package gives you Cartoon Network while the Fun channel adds all the Nickelodeon channels to your package. If you want the Disney channel, you'll need to sign up for the Full House or VIP bundle.
Virgin offers a wide range of HD channels, and if you have a V6 and a capable TV, you can even get UHD or 4K programming.
How many HD channels you can watch depends on what bundle you’ve signed up to. You can also add Sky Sports and Movies HD channels for an additional monthly charge.
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