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Virgin Media online movies service launches

Hundreds of films to watch online with Virgin

Virgin Media Online Movies Service

Virgin Media has announced the launch of an on-demand online movie rental service with films such as Fantastic Mr Fox, District 9 and, from the 6th of May, Twilight: New Moon.

Virgin’s online movie rental service allows viewers to stream films directly to their laptop or PC, ready to watch when they want. All film rentals will offer unlimited views for 48 hours, so viewers can watch the film more than once as well as pause and rewind. Films can also be viewed wherever the account holder logs on – either at work or at home. 

Film buffs do not have to be Virgin Media customers to enjoy the service, as it’s available to everyone across the UK. 

New releases typically cost between £3.50 and £4 per rental – older films may cost less. You must register with the Virgin movie service to be able to rent its online movies. 

For the best possible online viewing experience see how the latest laptops from Dell, Toshiba and Acer rate in the Which? laptops review. 

Virgin Media movies on demand

Virgin Media already offers movies on-demand via a TV set to its digital TV customers. Virgin claims it’s the UK’s leading movies on-demand TV service, with 11 million views last year. The new online service is powered by FilmFlex which has helped operate Virgin Media’s movies on-demand TV service since January 2005. 

Alex Green, executive director, commercial, TV and online at Virgin Media says, ‘Virgin Media Online Movies will help visitors discover and enjoy a whole world of film and we’ll continue to develop the service by adding downloading functionality, even more titles and a great choice of HD films to the line up’. 

To stream movies online you’ll need a fast and reliable internet connection. Find out which providers perform best in the Which? broadband review.

Virgin to launch online TV service

Virgin also plans to launch an online TV player this year. This will see the company competing with other online TV services such as the BBC iPlayer and Channel 4’s 4oD. 

For more on how to watch TV online and what services are available check out the Which? guide to online TV.

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