At long last, Virgin Media has unveiled plans for a service that will enable both PC and mobile device users to stream live TV and access on-demand content.
As a Virgin Media customer myself, the taunts from friends who enjoy TV anywhere with the Sky Go app over the last year or so have gotten a bit much, as I’m sure it has for many others. The new service, called ‘Virgin TV Anywhere’, will finally give us something to shout about it seems.
- Ready to try Sky Cinema or Sky Sports on the go? If you have Sky Cinema or Sky Sports in your package all you need to do is visit the Sky Cinema website or Sky Sports website on your PC or laptop. Once there, you can download the free apps from the App store for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, or download the Sky Cinema app from Google Play for a wide range of Android devices.
- Sky Cinema on the go Did you know that if you subscribe to the new home of Sky Movies, Sky Cinema with Virgin Media, you can now use the fantastic Sky Cinema website to watch over 1000 movies at no extra cost, using your Virgin Media account? Watch Hollywood blockbusters, trailers and more, on your mobile or tablet with the Sky Cinema app.
- Virgin Media customers get Sky Movies and Sky Sports on the go 5th August 2014 Virgin Media customers with Sky Movies or Sky Sports subscriptions can now log in to the Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and watch their Sky Movies and Sky Sports channels online using their Virgin Media accounts.
It also has the Sky Q Mini boxes, of course. Virgin Media has headed in a surprising direction with its extra Virgin TV device though. With V6 and TiVo boxes acting as the receivers for multiroom.
All Virgin TV subscribers will be able to access the service, although the channels and content on offer will depend on the TV package that you subscribe to.
The service will be accessible from PCs and laptops via the browser, with customers logging in to a site using your customer details in a similar way to Sky Go. Mobile users will also get the chance to download a free app, which will also gain access to streaming and on-demand videos, as well as some other interesting features.
Does Sky Go Work With Virgin Media
However, it looks as though Virgin Media will go the same route as Sky by starting off with an app for iOS devices only. It has already confirmed that other platforms, such as Android, will get an app in 2013, but hasn’t clarified exactly when. I’ll have my fingers crossed that they won’t be limiting the device compatibility quite so strictly as Sky have with the Sky Go app.
The mobile app(s), asides from for watching video on the go, will allow the user to link up to their Virgin Media cable box and manage pre-planned recordings, browse TV shows, check the news and also share TV content on various social networks.
Those fortunate enough to have one of the newer TiVo boxes from Virgin will also get an additional feature which allows a mobile device to be used as a second screen for telly watching. This means you could use your iPhone or iPad as a remote for your TiVo box for changing channels and setting recordings.
Virgin Media hasn’t confirmed exactly when the new service is due to launch, but we’re expecting to see it launch before the end of the year.
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