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hayu: 6 facts about your new reality heaven

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Make room in your life for the launch of hayu, the brilliant new app coming to your Virgin Media: TiVo® Service. You’re already spoilt for choice for great telly on Virgin Media, with 230+ channels and thousands of hours of boxsets – but get ready for a big dose of reality!

Hay-what? hayu (yes, with a little h) is the place where streaming, dreaming and reality become one. Reality telly, to be precise. At the touch of a button, you can enjoy thousands of hours of US and UK favourites, from Keeping Up With The Kardashians to RuPaul’s Drag Race via Shahs Of Sunset and Made In Chelsea. All this for just £3.99 per month or, if you are a TV XL customer, it’s included in your package, at no extra cost. Here’s everything you need to know about it…

1. hayu is bursting with Box Sets

“I’ll just watch one episode,” you say, but never do. On the hayu app, you have access to over 3,000 episodes of the best reality TV. And to make sure you never run out, an extra 500 new titles will be added each year. If you’re the sort of person who always cleans their plate, good luck to ya…

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2. No more spoilers

Tired of waiting for your favourite US shows to make their way across the pond? Then you’ll be red, white and blue in the face to know that most of the shows will arrive on hayu on the same day and date!

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3. Watch whenever and wherever you want

The way we watch TV has changed and hayu totally gets it. So not only can you binge on The Real Housewives on your telly through your TiVo® box, you can also watch it via the hayu website, mobile app and tablet app, anywhere with WiFi or 3G/4G coverage. The Millionaire Matchmaker on the move! Top Chefs on the top deck of the bus! I Am Cait in the car! You get the idea…

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4. We are the one and only!

No, we’re not Chesney Hawkes; Virgin Media is the only TV provider to bring you hayu across your telly, mobile, tablet and browser. We’ve made sure every base is covered because no one should ever be without immediate and instant access to Don’t Tell The Bride. And if you’re a TV XL customer, you get it at no extra cost!

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5. You’ll find new favourites

On top of your reality regulars, you’ll also discover over 50 shows that have never been aired in the UK before. Your new obsession is just a button press away…

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6. It’s gonna be emoji-tional

Smiley face. Monkey covering its eyes. Prayer hands. When it comes to telling your nearest and dearest that you love them, who needs words when we now have emojis? As a way of embracing the world’s new favourite universal language, emojis have a part to play in hayu. Not only can you give shows an “emoji” rating (stars are so 2015), but you can also search for something to watch by mood. Select the flame emoji for something hot, hot, hot or the little cat face for something feisty.

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So what are you waiting for? Check out your brilliant new app right now!

How do I use hayu?

There are three ways to start watching…

– Head to the hayu app on your TiVo® box, in the Apps and games section
– Go to your EPG, select Channel 210 and press the red button
– Download the hayu app on your iPhone, android mobile or tablet (provided free of charge for XL subscribers) and register

Downloaded the app? Here’s how to start watching.

Open hayu on your TiVo box and scroll down to About hayu, press Select, then select Get hayu on the move – take note of your 7-character code (you do not need to include the VM prefix).

– Go to hayu.com/register
– Enter your details (first name, last name and email) and click Create account
– Click on the Virgin Media logo
– Enter your 7-character unique code and press submit

This will give you full access to the hayu app on your phone and tablet, where you will get the full hayu experience. This includes social feeds from top reality stars and the hottest news stories, on top of over 3,000 episodes of your favourite reality shows.

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