There’s plenty to feast your eyes (and ears) on with these cracking telly apps…
By Virgin TV Edit
If the smorgasbord of TV channels can’t fulfil your insatiable urge for top-notch telly, then for you lucky Virgin Media customers armed with a V6 box, powered by TiVo®, or a Virgin TV 360 box there’s a plethora of apps offering oodles more content for you to feast your eyes on.
We’re adding brand new apps to our service all the time – with the MTV Play app the latest to join the family. What does that mean? It means you can watch even more of your favourite shows when you want.
With Box Sets, films, games and activities that keep the whole family entertained, there’s plenty of apps to choose from. To find them on your TiVo or V6 box, simply head on over to Home > Apps & Games > All Apps, and get watching.
For those who want the best in reality TV royalty
Check out the MTV Play app
Rejoice, reality TV lovers! Hundreds of series and thousands of episodes of your favourite shows are waiting for you on the sparkly MTV Play app.
From Geordie Shore and The Charlotte Show to Teen Mom UK and Ex On The Beach, you’ll find hours upon hours of wey aye-worthy entertainment. So what are you waiting for? Crack on!
For those who want a whole new world of entertainment
Check out the Pluto TV app
Home to over 100 live channels, thousands of movies, and TV shows on demand, the Pluto TV app is now available to all Virgin TV customers at no extra cost! Whether it’s addictive dramas like Skins, outrageous reality series likeThe Jerry Springer Show or tasty telly like Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Hell, you’ll find all of this and more right here.
The streaming platform also houses binge-worthy single series like FBI Files and Unsolved Mysteries, and a variety of branded channels, curated from the libraries of more than a hundred content partners.
For some of the best telly Scotland has to offer
Check out the STV Player app
Love classic dramas like Taggart, Rebus, and Take The High Road? Can’t get enough of true crime series, sensational sporting action, and epic Box Sets? Then you’ll be wanting to explore STV Player. Featuring some of the best entertainment from Scotland and beyond, there are shows for absolutely everyone. In fact, there’s over 1,000 hours of must-watch telly at your fingertips.
For fans of award-winning comedy, drama and more
Check out the All 4 app
Whether it’s tucking into some Friday Night Dinner, a prescribed dose of Scrubs, or laughs with Gogglebox, this app is bursting with loads of top Box Sets. Throw in a bunch of acclaimed movies from Film4, award-winning documentaries to get you thinking, and raucous reality TV shows and you’re onto a winner.
For fans of 5-star telly
Check out the My5 app
Channel 5 is known for showing some of the most popular dramas and documentaries around – including Neighbours, Our Yorkshire Farm and Cruising With Jane McDonald – and you can watch it all in one place thanks to the My5 app. Plus, with sports highlights, exclusive content and movies to get stuck into, it’s time to fill your boots with all of this unmissable entertainment.
For fans of podcasts, audio documentaries and sooo much more
Check out the BBC Sounds app
Listen to one of their banging music mixes one minute, an illuminating doc exploring human history another, with a cheeky episode of The Archers in between. This app has thousands of hours of listening to enjoy, and it’s now sat inside your tellybox! It’s so good, we put together this handy guide on it.
For those who just can’t wait
Buy and keep the biggest blockbusters around before they are available to rent, plus pre-order the year’s biggest cinematic releases thanks to the Virgin Media Store.
And if you want to get your hands on the most talked-about TV Box Sets, like Game Of Thrones and Westworld, then we can be of assistance. With the store app you can watch your purchases on your Virgin TV and even download them to watch offline and on the go. Sign up now.
For BBC BFFs
Check out the BBC iPlayer app
With the BBC iPlayer app, not only can you catch up on the must-watch TV from the past 30 days, they’ve also got a ginormous library of drama, like Normal People and I May Destroy You, fascinating documentaries, comedy Box Sets and more Doctor Who than you can shake a sonic screwdriver at! Plus you’ll find BBC Three there too!
Want even more?
There are even more apps waiting for you. Thinking about upgrading your Virgin TV account? You can do that via the TV Upgrades app. With the Radioline app you get access to 70,000 radio stations from across the world. No night in is complete without a go on The Karaoke Channel (available at no extra cost with the Full House package), with thousands of tunes to get through. And you can get your music video fix thanks to Vevo.
Discover yet more apps by following these simple steps…
• Press Home on your remote
• Select Apps & Games
• Select All Apps
And if you find one you really like, here is how to add it to your favourites…
• Highlight Netflix in Apps & Games
• Press Thumbs Up to add it as a favourite.
If you change your mind, you can remove it as a favourite app by pressing Thumbs Down instead.
So what are you waiting for? Get app to speed!
From handy show recommendations to little WiFi wins, we’re bringing together a few things to help make more time at home feel a bit easier.
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