Virgin Media announces streaming box, 10% discount on select subscriptions bought through it
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
Virgin Media has launched a new entertainment service, Stream from Virgin Media, offering customers a new way to bring together their favorite TV channels, video apps and streaming subscriptions all in one place and at a great value, with a small plug and play box powered entirely by the company’s broadband service.
Customers can enjoy Stream on a 30-day rolling contract so they can add or remove subscriptions every month, with the ability to save on select streaming subscriptions when adding them to the service.
Stream will feature Disney+ for the first time on Virgin Media. Other apps include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Starzplay, BritBox and YouTube as well as live TV subscriptions including Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Because Stream works by adding a new piece of hardware, any TV with an HDMI port can become a voice-activated smart TV.
At launch, Stream is available to both new and existing customers with a Virgin Media broadband-only or broadband and home phone package.
Customers can add Stream for a one-off activation fee of £35 (or about $45 U.S.), with no additional costs beyond the streaming services they choose to subscribe to.
Stream also includes “Stream credit” offering customers a 10% saving on their subscriptions when they add them via their Virgin Media bill, giving them even better value on the entertainment they love and can’t live without.
Stream also includes features such as voice search and control, profiles and watchlists so customers can cut through the chaos of what to watch and where to find it, diving straight into their favorite hows and movies in a matter of seconds no matter where the content is.
The outer case of the new box is manufactured from 85% recycled materials and its small tiny size means it comes in less packaging and it requires significantly less power to operate.