How to watch on demand and catch-up TV


Don’t let the TV guide run the show. Our TV service has evolved – and it’s now easier than ever to find the telly you love.

Manage your TV via our app
Manage recordings and more from the palm of your hand. If you have a 360 box simply download the TV Go app. Or if you have a V6 or TiVo box download the TV Control app.

How to use Virgin Media Catch Up

  1. Press the Home button on the remote and select Catch Up. Or press and hold the microphone button on the side of the remote and say, ‘Catch up.’
  2. Search the name of your show or browse channels, genres, trending programmes or everything available on Catch Up.
  3. Select what you’re in the mood to watch.

You can also catch up through the TV Guide on your Virgin TV

  1. Press Guide on the remote and select your channel.
  2. Go through the history of shows using Skip Back or Rewind – the C symbol shows you what’s available on Catch Up.
  3. Highlight the show you want and press OK to start watching.

How to watch Virgin TV box sets and Virgin movies on-demand?

From Oscar-winning smash hits to undiscovered indies – they’re all yours to rent for 48 hours. Pay per film and watch them as many times as you like over 2 days. There’s no additional monthly subscription.
Follow the steps below to learn how to watch on-demand or check out our video guide on watching on-demand.

  1. Press the microphone button on the side of the remote if you have Virgin TV 360 and say, ‘Box sets and movies.’ Or press Home and select Box Sets & Movies.
  2. Browse the categories and when you’ve chosen a box set, press OK > Rent > Watch Now.
  3. Choose to see it in standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) – some box sets give you the option

To continue watching a Virgin Movie that you’ve already started, go to: Home > On Demand > Continue Watching. Virgin tv exclusives?


Find out more information on our TV deals and on demand exclusives


How to watch Sky Cinema On Demand on Virgin TV

If you’ve added Sky Cinema to your TV package, you’ll have more than 500 movies to watch on 11 dedicated channels. Here’s how to browse them On Demand.


On a Virgin TV 360 box…

  1. Press the Home button on the remote and select Catch Up.
  2. Use Search or Browse** to find a film on Sky Cinema.

On a Virgin TV V6 or TiVo box…

  1. Press the Home button on the remote and select On Demand > Movies > Sky Cinema.
  2. See what’s new this week or use Search to find a film – a Sky Cinema logo in the movie description means it’s available to watch.
  3. Pick your film and press OK.
  4. Choose to watch in standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) – some movies give you the option.
  5. Enter your PIN if asked.

You can find out more about Virgin Movies on demand.

Having problems with On Demand?

Further help on how to set up and use or to support with fixing issues with On Demand not working.

Virgin Media On Demand FAQs

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