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Virgin Media Player Bundle Review 2017

Luke Thompson
Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

The Player Bundle is Virgin's entry-level triple bundle and comes with a decent combination of broadband, TV and phone.

For just £30 per month, the Virgin Media Player Bundle offers exceptionally good value for money for anyone looking for a good all-rounder of fast fibre broadband, TV and phone.

What are the pros and cons?

Pros

  • Fast 100Mbps broadband
  • 12-month contract
  • 500GB TiVo box
  • Hub 3.0 router
  • Access to streaming services
  • Option to bolt on Sky Sports and Sky Cinema

Cons

  • Standard Freeview channels
  • Limited availability

Ready to buy your Virgin Media bundle?

  • Virgin Media The Player TV Bundle

    Virgin Media
    • Freeview channels
    • Pay nothing today
    • Weekend calls
    • Free 500GB TiVo Box & WiFi router
    £30
    £20 set-up cost includes line rental See Deal

The Player Bundle is ideal for...

Fast, reliable 100Mbps broadband

The Player bundle comes with up to 100Mbps broadband. This is not the fastest Virgin sopeed, but when you remember that most other providers offer 38Mbps as their starting point, 100Mbps suddenly seems extraordinarily fast. Which it is.

On a 100Mbps connection you can comfortably stream TV without buffering and be online on several devices, such as smartphones or games consoles at the same time without any problem at all. It's ideal for the vast majority of homes.

Free Virgin Media Hub 3.0 router

The new Virgin Media Hub 3.0 router comes free of charge with the Virgin Media Player Bundle. This is currently one of the most technologically impressive routers available with any home broadband package. It features dual-band wireless for multiple, strong wi-fi connections to your mobile devices and four GigE ports for physical, cabled connections.

Access to Netflix, BBC iPlayer and YouTube

All the main catch-up services are available though the TiVo box, along with various subscription streaming services (if you pay for them). Netflix is also accessible directly through the channel listings, with its own short-cut channel – number 204.

Things worth considering before you buy the Player Bundle...

The TV service is limited to Freeview channels

The Player Bundle comes with just 70 included TV channels, so if you are after a wider range of TV than that, it might be worth taking a look at the other Virgin Media bundles, such as the Mix or the Full House bundles. However, if you are happy with the standard Freeview channels, then the Player Bundle is a good bet.

Availability is limited to Virgin Media areas only

Virgin Media broadband and home phone services are limited to areas of the UK that are covered by Virgin’s cable network. This currently stands at just over half the UK, so it’s worth checking availability before you sign up. You can do this with our postcode checker at the bottom of the page..

Still undecided? Consider a different Virgin bundle

If you think you might want a bit more than what's offered by the Player Bundle, you can either bolt on any extras, such as Sky Cinema or anytime calls, or you can go for a different bundle, such as Mix, which includes the premium kids channels. Or you could make the jump to the Full House Movies bundle, which comes with faster broadband and Sky Cinema, along with a load of extra channels.

Alternative Virgin Media bundles

  • Virgin Media The Full House TV Movies Bundle

    Virgin Media
    • Freeview + premium + movies + BT Sport
    • Pay nothing today
    • Weekend calls
    • Free TV V6 box & WiFi router
    Netflix included for 6 months
    £62
    £20 set-up cost includes line rental See Deal

See the full range of Virgin bundles

If you're still wavering over what to do, why not visit Virgin's page where you can read about all the bundles in great detail. Every bundle comes with the option of personalisation - you can add extras to tailor the perfect package for you.

Visit Virgin Media→

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