How do I compare Virgin Media’s TV deals for new customers?
Virgin Media’s TV service is one of the best out there, and Virgin Media is also one of the only providers who offers standalone TV packages.
The table above shows the most popular Virgin TV packages. Before choosing one, you’ll need to decide what channels you want, whether you’re happy with a 12-month contract or would like a shorter one, and if you want to opt for any extras, like Sky Cinema, or Sky Sports, or HD and Box Sets.
Why choose Virgin TV?
There are many reasons why you might choose Virgin TV. Virgin Media has an extensive TV offering, featuring everything from sport to movies, kids’ programming to the biggest TV shows from around the world.
On top of the ability to tune into Netflix directly from the Virgin TV box, as well as to stream RTÉ Player, 3 Player and TG4 Player, Virgin Media offers the following as standard on all TV packages:
- Up to 110 TV channels including Film 4, Comedy Central, Sky 1, e4 and MTV.
- The ability to record 4 shows and watch a 5th live.
- The ability to replay shows that you have missed and forgot to record for up to 7 days after they’ve aired.
What is the Virgin Movies and Boxsets service?
On top of the standard features, Virgin TV customers also get access to Virgin Movies and Boxsets through their Virgin TV box. This services gives viewers access to a range of home entertainment programmes, including:
- Complete box sets of top TV series from the UK and US;
- Award winning Irish and international movies; and
- Kids’ channels and the latest shows.
The Virgin TV Anywhere app
If you’re someone who likes to watch content on the move - or the main TV has simply been hijacked - the Virgin TV Anywhere app could work well for you. All Virgin Media TV customers also have access to this app - you can get it through the iTunes or Google Play stores.
The app allows you to watch 78 live TV channels, as well as over 200 box sets and movies, from your mobile or tablet. There’s also a remote record facility, which means you never have to miss out on your must-see shows again!
What are the different Virgin TV Packages?
If you want basic TV, you could choose Virgin Media’s Virgin Mix TV plan, which comes with 66 channels, including 22 in HD.
If that’s not enough channels for you, the Virgin Full House TV package comes with over 100 channels.
Meanwhile, if you don’t want to get tied into a year-long contract, Virgin Media’s Freedom TV plan could work well for you - it’s available on a 30-day contract.
How do I get Virgin TV?
Virgin Media’s TV is delivered via broadband, so you’ll need a fibre optic broadband connection into your home to avail of their TV packages. Existing Virgin Media customers will already have a fibre optic broadband connection, which makes setting up Virgin TV very straightforward. If not, you’ll need to check whether fibre optic broadband is available in your area.
What Virgin TV Add Ons are there?
There are a number of add-ons you can choose for your Virgin TV package, which can enhance your TV experience even more.
Firstly, if you have a large household, with many TV viewers, multiroom viewing could be a good option for you. You can get an extra Digital+ box in another room for just €11 a month, plus installation fees.
Then, if the standard channels aren’t enough for you, you could also add on Sky Sports or Sky Cinema to your package for an additional monthly charge.