The new service is free to Virgin Media cable TV customers for free and can be accessed via web browser, a dedicated website or apps which are available on a range of smartphone and tablet devices.
Virgin TV anywhere will allow customers to view up to 45 digital television channels which are available on the Virgin Media digital television service and the number of channels available will depend upon the TV package that the subscriber has subscribed to.
In addition to the linear digital television channels, there is also the ability to access up to 4,000 hours of on demand television which includes content from Sky 1, Sky Living, and Sky Movies alongside other catch up TV services such as BBC iPlayer, 4oD and Demand 5.
There is also the ability to interact socially with the app which gives users the chance to comment on specific TV shows which they are watching.
For Virgin Media TiVo set top box customers there is also an added bonus as the app can be used to manage their set top box remotely, set up recordings, and rate programs using the TiVo ‘thumbs up, thumbs down’ rating system.
The new app will be available initially on the iOS range of devices with the functionality expanded to Android in 2013.
Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media Cindy Rose said “The world of digital entertainment is moving so fast, consumers are always looking for the next ‘big thing’ to take advantage of the features and connectivity built into today’s gadgets,”
“Virgin TV Anywhere builds upon our fantastic TV service, blending in the best of TiVo and our expertise in broadband and mobile, to bring customers a compelling entertainment experience to enjoy whenever they want, wherever they are – all at no extra cost.”
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