UK cable MSO Virgin Media has started a major new platform update for its TV customers.
The update, which will see all Virgin Media TiVo boxes updated automatically over the next few weeks, will give the existing box some fresh new features to help search, find and save content on the service.
Virgin Media TV customers will be able to access the programmes they love more easily, with fewer clicks to content and more images. Through a new feature called Series Link+ customers will also be able to pull together more of the TV they love into one place – from live TV channels, on demand and online services such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
David Bouchier, Chief Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “This update gives our box an even more intuitive intelligence while, crucially, retaining many of the familiar features we know our customers love. Series Link+ takes the convenience of finding and saving series to the next level by breaking down the divisions between traditional TV and on demand programming.
“Series Link + will be available to all of our TiVo households, simplifying TV and bringing people closer to the TV they love. This is yet another example of the work we’re doing upgrading Virgin TV, so keep your eyes peeled for more later this year.”
The main features included in this update are:
The update comes as Virgin Media is making significant changes to its TV service in 2016 with an improved user interface, exclusive programming and a new set-top box – the V6 – details of which were teased in a recent Tweet, which said: “Sneak Preview: Say hello to our new Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo. More to come soon.”
It is likely that the V6 will be 4K-compatible to enable Virgin Media to compete with Sky and BT’s offering.
“More details on this will follow in the coming weeks,” said Virgin Media.