Gaming broadband

Our ultrafast speeds offer great broadband for gaming, so you can enjoy a smooth, responsive experience.

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Why choose our gaming broadband?

Unlimited game downloads

All our deals have unlimited game downloads, so you can download unlimited games to your PS5, Xbox, PC and other consoles.

Powerful speeds for hosting gaming streams

To get the best gaming broadband for streaming, you’ll want something fast. Our Gigabit broadband is 3x faster than UK average upload speeds.

Our network is 99.89% reliable

Enjoy your gaming sessions with limited interruptions thanks to our reliable network and Intelligent WiFi technology.

Pause WiFi to individual games consoles

Our parent-pleasing Virgin Media Connect app is included, at no extra cost – perfect for when it’s the kids’ bedtime.

WiFi speed guarantee

Enjoy download speeds of at least 30Mbps in every room or get £100 bill credit, thanks to our superstrong WiFi guarantee with WiFi Max.

Why do I need gaming broadband?

You live in a shared household

Other people can stream and use the internet when you’re playing, without affecting your game as much. Low latency broadband for gamers also helps to reduce lag during gameplay and offers a smoother, more responsive experience.

You rely on in-game chat

Playing multiplayer campaigns, you’ll want to strategise and chat tactics with your team. Having a superfast home broadband connection lets you have clear conversations with gamers around the world, while playing online, and you can even stream your gameplay live.

You want fast downloads

The faster your home broadband connection, the sooner your game can be ready to play. Feel free to use our download time calculator and see how fast you can complete your game downloads, patches and upgrades.

You stream your gameplay

If you’re trying to grow your Twitch or another channel, your streaming quality needs to be good. The higher it is, say 4K or HD, the more competitive your upload speed needs to be, especially if you’re sharing your connection.

What should I consider when looking at broadband for gaming?

Before taking the plunge and signing up, have a think about:

How gaming broadband could give you the edge

Fast download and upload speeds, along with a low latency connection is going to offer the best WiFi for gaming.

Gaming broadband speed

Livestreaming is all about sharing your wins and fails in real-time. Doing that is harder if your connection keeps slowing down, so choose reliable gaming WiFi with strong upload speeds. This is going to offer a smoother gaming experience overall, especially as games and software become more advanced.

Gaming latency

Latency makes a big difference to online gaming. Having less of a delay in your connection can help you land more skilled shots on enemy players and take your gaming more seriously. So when researching for the best gaming broadband UK, look for low latency – this is going to help you achieve precise and responsive gameplay.

Already experiencing lag? See how to improve latency.


Gaming broadband should support everyone, with enough speed to allow others to enjoy their streaming activities, whilst you enjoy uninterrupted gameplay with background videos seamlessly integrated. It’s worth investing in a good broadband speed for gaming.

Our fastest gaming broadband speeds are great for…

  • Multi-gamer homes and large or gadget-loving households
  • Virtual Reality gamers and the more competitive types
  • Higher quality 4K livestreaming


The legal stuff

*Monthly price of Virgin Media’s main services and O2 Airtime Plan will increase each April from April 2025 by the Retail Price Index rate of inflation announced in February each year plus 3.9%. Doesn’t apply to any add-ons you may have selected, out-of-bundle charges or admin costs, which may increase separately. See www.virginmedia.com/prices and www.o2.co.uk/prices for details.

No setup fee

This promotion means you won’t pay the usual setup fee of £35. No setup fee is available on all bundles, broadband & phone, and broadband only packages. If you can set up using a Self-Install pack, but choose to use an engineer for the installation, you’ll still be charged £30 for this service.

These prices are for new customers only.

Virgin Media services are only available in eligible Virgin Media network areas. Virgin TV 360 and, for the time being, home phone are not available in new network expansion areas.

All of the products on this page are subject to survey, network capacity and a credit check.

Each service has a minimum contract length that’s shown in your basket.

If you take a bundle with both Virgin Media and O2, you’ll have separate contracts and bills – one for Virgin Media, and another for O2.

Priority is a service from O2 that current Virgin Media customers aged 16+ can also use.
  • Offers are subject to eligibility and availability.
  • Read the terms on the Priority app or at o2.co.uk/terms

  • Get fast, reliable WiFi gliding through every room or money back
    Eligible Virgin Fibre areas only. WiFi Guarantee available with M50 broadband or faster. £8p/m extra or included with Gig1, Gig2 or Volt. At least 30Mbps download speeds in every room or £100 one-off credit. Up to 3 WiFi Pods if needed. Exclusions & legal stuff apply.

    †To verify, see: https://www.virginmedia.com/legal/awards. Best in Test: based on umlaut Fixed Broadband Benchmark 2023 comparing major UK ISPs on download speed, upload speed, latency and stability. Uswitch Most Popular Broadband Provider: based on Uswitch consumer research Dec 2022 - Jan 2023 conducted by Opinium comparing broadband sales volumes and overall customer satisfaction of major UK ISP operators, split equally to form a combined score. Best Combined Connectivity Experience: based on GWS test results Oct 2022-Apr 2023 comparing data connectivity performance of major UK mobile operators and their associated ISP partners to form a combined score across both mobile network and WiFi experience.