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Best Virgin Media deals October 2020

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With over 245 television channels and over 50 high definition options, Virgin Media offer one of the most extensive and versatile ranges of TV options for customers.  Because of the options of including broadband, landline and mobile deals into one deal, Virgin Media is a great option for anyone who wants the convenience of having all of their entertainment and communication services in a single package. 

In this review we will look at the different options available for Virgin TV, so that you can work out if switching is right for you.

Virgin Media TV Packages

All of the Virgin TV packages come bundled with superfast fibre-optic broadband, and most of them include free weekend landline calls.  Here we will look at the five main packages:

  • Big Bundle:
    • Price: £29.99 p/m for 12 months, £59 p/m after.
    • More than 110 channels.
    • Includes superfast M100 fibre-optic broadband, with average speeds of 108Mbps and free weekend landline calls.
  • Big Bundle + Drama:
    • Price: £35 p/m for 12 months, £69 p/m after.
    • More than 145 channels.
    • Includes superfast M100 fibre-optic broadband, with average speeds of 108Mbps and free weekend landline calls.
  • Bigger Bundle
    • Price: £49 p/m for 12 months, £83 p/m after.
    • More than 220 channels.
    • Includes ultrafast M200 fibre-optic broadband, with average speeds of 213Mbps and free weekend landline calls.
  • Bigger Bundle + Movies:
    • Price: £60 p/m for 12 months, £88 p/m after.
    • More than 225 channels.
    • Includes ultrafast M200 fibre-optic broadband, with average speeds of 213Mbps and free weekend landline calls.
  • Ultimate Oomph Bundle:
    • Price: £99 p/m for 12 months, £139 after.
    • More than 260 channels.
    • Gives you two V6 boxes, allowing you to watch, record and rewind separately in different rooms.
    • Includes M500 fibre-optic broadband, the fastest available broadband in the UK with average speeds of 516 Mbps, and free anytime landline calls.
    • Also includes a SIM card with unlimited data, texts and minutes.

 

Bear in mind that if you are a new Virgin Media customer, there will be a £35 installation fee when you sign up.

What Channels does Virgin Media Offer?

Depending on your package, Virgin TV offers a huge variety of TV channels.

  • Big Bundle:
    • Includes Freeview channels such as BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
    • Also includes a selection of HD channels, such as BBC One HD, ITV HD, CBeebies HD and Paramount Network HD.
  • Big Bundle + Drama:
    • Also includes Sky entertainment channels, such as Sky One, Sky Two and Sky Arts.
    • Also adds Comedy Central, Fox and Movies 24, among others.
  • Bigger Bundle:
    • Adds BT Sports in HD, allowing you access to a range of live sports.
    • Other notable additions include the National Geographic Channel, History HD and MTV.
  • Bigger Bundle + Movies:
    • Adds the Sky Cinema range all in HD.
  • Ultimate Oomph Bundle:
    • Provides the full range of television channels that Virgin Media offer.
    • Includes Sky Sports HD, Sky Cinema HD and children’s TV channels such as Nickelodean and Cartoon Network.

 

Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and children’s television channels can be added on to any of the bundles that do not include them for an extra cost.

 

If you have Netflix or Amazon Prime Video subscriptions, these can be integrated with your Virgin Media TV, allowing you to stream seamlessly on your television.

 

Virgin TV customers also have access to the Virgin TV Go app, which allows you to stream live television on your mobile devices wherever you have access to the internet.

The V6 Box

All of the Virgin Media TV packages now come with a V6 box, replacing the old Tivo box. 

The V6 box is packed with cutting edge technology, being 4K ready, allowing you to watch channels such as BT Sport 4K in ultra high definition.

You can also record up to 6 shows at one time, and the box has a massive 1TB storage space, meaning that you will never have to worry about missing your favourite show again.

With the Virgin TV Control app, you can connect your smartphone or tablet to the V6 box, and use it as a remote controller, allowing you to change the channel or record shows wherever you are.

Final Verdict:

So is Virgin TV worth it?  Here we some up the pros and cons so you can work out if it is the best option for you:

Pros

Cons

Easy bundles allow you to have all of your entertainment and communication options in one place.

You can’t have Virgin TV only without broadband, meaning if you are after a lot of flexibility, it may not be the right choice for you.

Huge range of channels available, allowing you to add movies, live sports and children’s TV.

There is limited availability for Virgin’s network.  Currently around 60% of the UK’s homes can access their services, although this is always growing.

Includes V6 box, allowing 4K ready TV and the ability to record six shows at once.

Can’t access Sky Atlantic, meaning no Game of Thrones or some other US drama blockbusters.

Youtube, Netflix and Prime Video streaming integration.

Virgin Media’s television options are some of the most pricey in the UK.

Comes with Virgin Media broadband, which has some of the UK’s fastest speeds (and the fastest one available).

 

Can connect your V6 box to your smartphone, allowing you to control it remotely, and stream wherever you are.

 

 

 

Things to look out for when comparing deals:

  • Price:
    • On top of looking out for the original cost of the package, be aware of how much it will cost after the original contract finishes, as it will likely increase.
  • Channels offered:
    • Click on ‘More details’ under each deal to see what channels are available with each bundle.
  • Broadband speed:
    • You can see the average download speeds for broadband with each deal, and you can set a minimum speed using the filters, making it easier to find the package that best suits you.
  • Contract length:
    • Virgin Media’s contracts are either 9, 12, 18 or 24 month commitments, so be sure to check.

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