This week Virgin Media lifted the lid on its long-rumoured Stream device which offers a “no fuss” strategy to access Virgin Media TV. Like with Sky’s NOW product, Stream is a way customers can tune in to Virgin Media TV without the necessity to enroll to a lengthy contract or arrange for an engineer to come back and install it. The Stream box can plug into any telly with an HDMI port and delivers live telly and on demand content over your Wi-Fi connection.
Despite its easy plug and play set-up, Stream offers most of the features users of Virgin’s TV 360 box (which is a component of its typically cable TV service) know and love.
With Stream you will give you the chance to pause live TV, start over programmes in the event you missed a bit and add your favourite shows to a watchlist. Unfortunately, the Stream box doesn’t include a harddrive so you will not give you the chance to establish series links and record your favourite shows.
But you’ll give you the chance to access a wealth of on-demand content via your Stream box because it supports apps resembling BBC iPlayer, Netflix and more.
Certainly one of the nice things about Stream is Virgin Media says it is going to offer customers 10 percent credit back for entertainment subscriptions they add to their Stream package.
This can be a handy strategy to save on the fee of services like Netflix and Disney+ which all might be added to your Stream package.
And Stream’s contract-free nature means you possibly can easily swap out what services you subscribe to every month so you are not tied into paying for content longer than you require.
With Stream, you will get access to a variety of channels straight out of the box at no extra charge, and you then can add other channels like BT Sport, Sky Sports, Sky Cinema or the Essential Entertainment pack which incorporates channels like Dave, Syfy and Discovery.
To start out your Stream order click here to go to the product’s official page on the Virgin Media website.
Before you go to position your order though there are a number of vital things we want to indicate.
Stream is just available alongside a Virgin Media broadband package. So in the event you’re signed as much as BT, Sky or one other broadband provider you will not give you the chance to get Stream.
But in the event you were pondering of moving over to Virgin to get your broadband you then can get a Stream box. Stream is free to all Virgin Media broadband users but there is a £35 activation fee.
In case you’re a Disney+ and Netflix subscriber though, and also you make the most of Virgin Media’s 10 percent credit promotion you will give you the chance to make this a reimbursement over time.
For anyone wondering what’s on offer with Stream then here’s a full breakdown of the pricing…
Netflix • from £6.99 a month
Disney+ • £7.99 a month
Sky Sports HD + Cinema HD pack • £46.25 a month
INCLUDES: All 8 Sky Sports and all 11 Sky Cinema channels in HD
BT Sport pack • £18 a month
INCLUDES • All 4 BT Sport channels in HD, plus BT Sport Ultimate in Ultra HD
Essential Entertainment • £12 a month
INCLUDES • 25 channels in HD including Sky Showcase, Sky Max, Sky Sports Mix, Sky Witness, Sky Documentaries, Sky Comedy, MTV, Gold, Comedy Central, Discovery, Eurosport & Nat Geo
Kids pack • £4 a month
INCLUDES • Nick HD, Nick Jnr, Nick Jnr Too, NickToons, Cartoon Network HD, Cartoonito, Boomerang
Starzplay • £4.99 a month
INCLUDES • Top US drama series and blockbuster movies with original STARZ content