Guide to Virgin Media’s remote record

With busy lifestyles meaning that many of us struggle to find the right balance between work, rest and play, fitting in the time to catch up with a favourite TV series can often fall to the bottom of our priority lists.

But what if there was a way that we could keep up with our hectic schedules while still getting our daily dose of anything from Game of Thrones to Coronation Street? Well the good news is there is…and it comes in the form of Virgin Media’s remote record.

The Virgin Media remote record allows you to record TV programmes from your Digital+ TV wherever you are or whatever you’re doing - allowing you to watch the programmes you love, at a time that’s convenient for you.

How to use remote record with Virgin Media

The free Virgin Media remote record app can be downloaded from the iTunes store onto the following compatible devices: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - all of which should have version 4 (or later) of Apple’s iOS operating system.

Once you have downloaded the app, simply ensure that your Digital+ TV is turned on or in standby mode, and you can complete the remote record process in a few simple steps. Press the app icon on your device, login using your MyVirgin Media details and use the search feature to find the programme you want to record. You then need to click on the programme title and press “Record” and the app will remotely communicate with your Digital+ TV set top box to schedule your remote record.

A red line will then appear under the programme title to confirm that it will be recorded at the appropriate time.

Virgin Media remote record: Key Features

The remote record facility from Virgin Media boasts a number of features beyond simply remote recording your ‘must-watch’ TV programmes.

If you have a number of set top boxes in your home, you can head to the My Set Top Boxes section on the app and arrange for notifications to go to the set top box of your choice.

If you’ve been too busy to get a look at what’s coming up in the world of TV, then a quick glance at the Virgin Media Remote 7 day interactive TV guide will help you decide which programmes pique your interest enough to schedule a remote record using your app.

If you don’t fancy spending your precious free time searching through the complete channel guide you can simply group your favourite channels together by clicking on the channel logo, and highlighting the star, to create your bespoke TV Guide.

Or better still why not spend a few moments perusing the TV TIPS page which gives you a snapshot of Virgin Media Remote’s top TV picks over the next 48 hours.

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