Amazon Prime Video launches on Virgin TV
James R | On 23, Jul 2019
Virgin Media customers can now access Amazon Prime Video for the first time through Virgin TV.
The launch gives Virgin Media customers the ability to seamlessly search for and watch Prime Video content through their V6 box. This includes a wealth of Amazon Originals such as Good Omens, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
Virgin customers can log in to the app using their existing Amazon account information – the app has been automatically downloaded to all Virgin TV V6 boxes and includes access to Prime Video’s range of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV shows and movies. Amazon Prime Video will be fully integrated into the V6 box functionality which means that customers can easily search for and discover Prime Video programming directly through the TV interface.
The addition arrives just in time for football fans: from December 2019 Prime Video will exclusively show 20 live Premier League games, including the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton and Manchester United vs Tottenham. This means that, alongside the option to add Sky Sports and BT Sport channels to Virgin TV, customers can continue to watch all televised Premier League and Champions League football in one place.
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, says: “Giving our customers the telly they love in one place is at the heart of what we do. This is why, from today, Prime members or those subscribing directly to Prime Video with a V6 box will have seamless access to a huge array of blockbuster entertainment – from Amazon Originals like Good Omens and The Grand Tour to thousands of TV series and movies.”