Virgin Media has announced the launch of its new TV platform, Virgin TV 360. With the new TV platform, customers will get a new Mini box, a new TV remote with voice control and smart new features that offer a personalised experience.
Other features on Virgin TV 360 include Profiles and Startover. Profiles allow family members to receive personal recommendations for shows, select their favourite channels, and more. Startover allows customers to skip back to the start of a programme being broadcast live even if it has already begun.
Commenting on the launch, David Bouchier, Chief TV & Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said:
“Virgin TV 360 is our most impressive TV service to date, providing one of the most complete and comprehensive viewing experiences available in the UK. Backed up by our ultrafast broadband, our new service allows TV lovers to watch all of their favourite channels, apps and on-demand content in one place or on the move. This really is game-changing TV and we know our customers will love it.”
The new Mini box comes with the ability to record a programme once and then it can be shared across multiple set top boxes. This will be helpful for those who have TVs in multiple rooms and want to watch their shows throughout the home. With the newly updated Virgin TV Go app, customers can even pause a programme on their set top box and carry on watching it on their tablet or mobile phone in another room or on the move.
Virgin Media said that any new customers taking one of its TV and broadband bundles will get Virgin TV 360 as standard. Existing customers with the Ultimate Oomph bundle or those who upgrade to Ultimate Oomph will also be able to get Virgin TV 360 later in the year at no extra cost.
The Ultimate Oomph bundle comes with Virgin Media’s premium TV package that includes 250 channels such as Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and BT Sport channels. It includes two TV set top boxes, ultrafast M500 Fibre broadband, a landline and an unlimited mobile SIM. The firm plans to boost broadband speeds to 600Mbps for existing customers. The Ultimate Oomph bundle currently sets you back £79.99 per month.