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Virgin Media Mix Bundle review 2017

Luke Thompson
Thursday, June 15th 2017

One of Virgin Media's mid-level bundles, the Mix Bundle comes with fast 100Mb broadband and a good range of TV. Plus the option to bolt on extras means you can create the package you want.

With Vivid 100 broadband, 150+ TV channels, and the Talk Weekends home phone plan, the Mix bundle offers a good all-round package that won't break the bank.

What are the pros and cons?

Pros

  • Fast 100Mb broadband
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Free Virgin V6 TiVo box
  • Free Hub 3.0 router
  • 150+ channels
  • Access to streaming services
  • Option to bolt on Sky Sports and Sky Cinema

Cons

  • Some popular TV channels omitted
  • Uploads are subject to traffic management
  • Availability is restricted to areas with coverage

Ready to buy your Virgin Media bundle?

  • Virgin Media The Mix TV Bundle

    Virgin Media
    • Freeview + premium channels
    • Pay nothing today
    • Weekend calls
    • Free TV V6 box & WiFi router
    Offer ends 18th December & Netflix included for 6 months
    £46
    £20 set-up cost includes line rental See Deal

The Virgin Media Mix bundle is ideal for...

Unlimited broadband downloads

The Virgin fibre optic broadband package included in the Mix Bundle can reach download speeds of up to 100Mb, supplied to your home by the new Virgin Media Hub 3.0 router. That’s fast enough to share across several devices at once and to download a high-definition film quickly. Plus, downloads are unlimited so you’ll never be charged for excess usage.

Recording multiple channels at once with the V6 TiVo

The V6 box boasts a massive 1TB (1000GB) of space for recorded TV shows. With 1TB, you can store up to 500 hours of standard definition TV, meaning you should never, ever run out of recording space for your favourite saved programmes.

Additional features include the ability to pause and rewind live TV, and record six different TV channels simultaneously. So there should be no more arguing over what to record.

Only a 12-month contract for broadband, TV and phone bundle

With Sky insisting that you sign up for a minimum of 18 months for its TV packages, it is good to see that you can sign up to Virgin for just one month or 12 months. In addition, the price offers great value, at just £46 per month, which is the same for a one-month contract or a 12-month contract.

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

Some popular TV channels not included

Although there are over 150 channels included in the Mix bundle, there are, nonetheless, a few notable omisisons. As with every Virgin TV package, there is no Sky Atlantic, and there is a noticeable lack of some of the premium kids channels, including Disney XD, Nick Jr and Cartoonito.

Uploads are subject to traffic management

Upload speeds are controlled by Virgin Media’s traffic management policy. This operates between the hours of 4pm and 11pm on weekdays, and between 11am and 11pm on weekends. However, if you’re not a fan of posting dozens of videos and photographs to the net, you shouldn’t personally see much of an effect on your online experience.

Availability is restricted to areas with coverage

Virgin operates its own cable infrastructure to provide Virgin Media fibre optic broadband to your property. While this means that Virgin has complete control over its own network, it also means that availability isn’t as widespread as other fibre optic providers who generally use the more extensive Openreach network.

Still undecided? Consider a different Virgin bundle

If you think the Mix Bundle might not be quite right, take a look at the other Virgin Media bundles. If you need instant entertainment for the kids, the Fun bundle includes all the premium kids channels. Alternatively you could make the jump to the Full House Movies bundle, which comes bundled with faster broadband and Sky Cinema, providing entertainment for the whole family.

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 such as Sky Sports or faster broadband to tailor your perfect package.

Visit Virgin Media→

Prices include line rental
  • TalkTalk Broadband + TV

    • Freeview channels
    • Pay nothing today
    • TV Box & Super Router
    • Up to 17Mb
    • 103 channels
    • PAYG calls
    £19 .95
    £25 set-up cost Go
  • BT Unlimited Broadband + Calls + TV Starter & Sport

    • Freeview + BT Sport (add at checkout)
    • Pay nothing today
    • Weekend calls
    • YouView+ box & BT Smart Hub router
    • Up to 17Mb
    • 73 channels
    • Inclusive calls
    £27 .49
    £59.99 set-up cost Go
  • TalkTalk Broadband + TV Plus

    • Freeview + 30 extra channels
    • Pay nothing today
    • TV Plus Box & Super Router
    • Up to 17Mb
    • 136 channels
    • PAYG calls
    Offer ends 21st December, No broadband setup fee & Fixed price for the contract length
    £25 .95
    £25 set-up cost Go
  • Virgin Media The Full House TV Bundle

    • Freeview + premium + BT Sport
    • Pay nothing today
    • Weekend calls
    • Free TV V6 box & WiFi router
    • Up to 100Mb
    • 275 channels
    • Inclusive calls
    Netflix included for 6 months
    £56
    £20 set-up cost Go
  • NOW TV Unlimited Broadband + TV Entertainment

    • Freeview + premium channels (inc Sky Atlantic)
    • Pay set-up cost today
    • Free TV Smart Box & WiFi router
    • Up to 17Mb
    • 116 channels
    • PAYG calls
    Introductory offer
    £24 .99
    £22 set-up cost Go
  • BT Unlimited Infinity + Calls + TV Starter & Sport

    • Freeview + BT Sport
    • Pay nothing today
    • Weekend calls
    • YouView+ box & BT Smart Hub router
    • Up to 52Mb
    • 79 channels
    • Inclusive calls
    Offer ends 21st December
    £33 .49
    £59.99 set-up cost Go

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