UK Cable TV Company Virgin Media’s TV Go App Now Has Download Functionality For Cartoon Network Boxsets
British cable television provider – Virgin Media (owned by international cable giant – Liberty Global) has added download functionality on its TV Go mobile app. Virgin TV Full House and VIP subscribers can now download on-demand boxsets from a selection of channels including Cartoon Network. Cartoon Network shows available on Virgin Media’s on-demand service include The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 (Classic and Reboot), Steven Universe and Regular Show. Other channels that now have on-demand boxset download functionality include Crime + Investigation, Food Network, History, FOX, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Travel Channel, Comedy Central, National Geographic and Syfy. ABC Studios and Virgin TV exclusive boxsets can now also be downloaded.
Customers can download shows over WiFi, 4G or 3G in the UK or anywhere in the European Union. Any programme downloaded before traveling outside the UK or EU can be watched anywhere in the world offline within 48 hours.
Commenting on the new boxset download functionality: David Bouchier, Virgin Media’s chief digital entertainment officer, said:
“Whether it’s bingeing on a box set on the beach or catching up on a comedy on a plane or train, our customers can download the best entertainment on the box direct to their phones or tablets with the Virgin TV Go app.”
Virgin Media Launches Kids TV App Features Boomerang And Cartoonito Shows
This week, British cable television provider – Virgin Media (a part of the Liberty Global group) has launched its children’s television mobile app – Virgin TV Kids. The app also features some content that air on Boomerang and Cartoonito for the new app including Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Scooby-Doo!, Tom and Jerry and Thomas and Friends. The app is available at no extra cost to all Virgin Media TV customers who have either the Fun or Full House TV package. The app also includes content from Nick Jr, Tiny Pop and Channel 5’s Milkshake programming block. The app was announced at this year’s Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield in July, the launch of the app follows the launch of a similar kids app by Virgin’s biggest rival – Sky.
The app features a child friendly design and offers hundreds of hours of video-on-demand TV content suitable for children aged between 3 and 7 years old. The app also features games and picture books and it’s also a safe environment for young children with no advertising or inappropriate content. The app also features individual profile functionality, a repeat show five-times looper button, download show functionality and security settings. The app can be used on up to four compatible devices in the UK and can be used with a WiFi, 3G or 4G connection, mobile data rates may apply.
While talking about the new app, Virgin Media’s chief digital entertainment officer, David Bouchier said:
“Our Virgin TV Kids app is a safe and fun space designed exclusively for pre-schoolers, Virgin TV’s youngest customers. Parents and carers can let their children explore the best children’s TV shows from all their favourite channels such as Disney, Nick Jr, Boomerang and more, as well as a wide range of books and games safe in the knowledge that kids can never be exposed to age inappropriate or harmful content. Our Kids app has not only the UK’s best selection of pre-school entertainment, but it comes with added peace of mind for parents – an environment free from ads and other commercial influences.”
From the Virgin TV Kids App Description From Google Play
Designed for kids aged 3-7 the Virgin TV Kids app lets you conjure up entertainment with the tap of a finger (or the stamp of a foot) at home – and on the go.
There’s top telly available on demand, brilliant books and great games for developing curious minds. Loads of TV favourites are there, ready to watch – from Nick Jr, Cartoonito, Milkshake and TinyPop. There are hundreds of hours of shows on demand including Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Pingu, Mike the Knight, Peppa Pig, Thomas & Friends, In The Night Garden, Paw Patrol, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and more.
And it’s not just TV. There are lots of games and books to enjoy together, too. The best thing is, there are no ads to skip, or breaks to huff and puff through. And there’s no way they can rack up costs with in app purchases. Phew
You can set up separate profiles for each child and the app will remember the most recent activities done on the app so it’s quick and easy to continue where they left off. You can even select the loop button to repeat the same show 5 times.
As a Virgin TV customer, this app lets your child: – Watch loads of kids content on demand – Play kid friendly games – Read children’s books – Watch on up to 4 compatible devices
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