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Be careful Sky! Virgin Media fights back with a less expensive strategy to watch TV


The streaming wars have just gone into overdrive! Sky has just launched its all-new Stream box which offers customers the choice to view content with no need a dish stuck to their partitions. This little device also features full access to services akin to Netflix and Disney+ plus there’s even the power to virtually record content via the special Playlists feature. This uses Sky’s cloud-based recording and on-demand players to store things that may then be watched at a later date.

Owners also get full voice controls, premium backlit handheld remote control and the box can stream in full 4K definition for a pin-sharp picture.

Sky Stream went on sale earlier this week and with prices ranging from £26 per 30 days which incorporates basic Freeview and Sky channels plus full access to Netflix. That price relies on an 18-month contract with Sky also offering a £29 plan which might be cancelled at any time.

With no installation needed it’s definitely a hassle-free strategy to watch TV but before you are taking the plunge, Virgin Media is reminding consumers about its own box which launched earlier this yr.

Also called Stream, this device connects to your broadband to point out content on the massive screen in your front room. It also features all the standard streaming apps and is fully 4K compatible. Virgin also makes it easy to look at content from other providers by allowing customers so as to add services akin to Netflix and Disney+ to their bill. These may also be chopped and altered every month.

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With Sky now launching its recent and really similar product, Virgin clearly doesn’t wany its Stream box to be forgotten and is offering some big discounts on contnet in a bid to spice up its exposure.

For instance, users can currently get BT Sport access for just £10 per 30 days or Sky Sports beamed to their TVs for £18.75. There’s also Sky Cinema fo £10 and Virgin can also be offering to scrap its usual fee for its Stream box when customers also take M350, M500 or Gig1 broadband only packages.

All of those deals beat Sky Stream on price so it’s definitey value trying out which option most accurately fits your needs.

It is also value noting that whilst Virgin is a bit inexpensive, it doesn’t offer as many apps with services akin to Peacock and Apple TV+ missing from the platform.

Virgin Stream can also be only available to those with the firm’s broadband whereas Sky is more open with this box connecting to web access from rival Web Service Providers.

You will discover full details about Virgin Stream here or for those wanting Sky Stream, there is a dedicated webpage here.

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