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Virgin Media lets you download movies and watch offline with Sky Cinema app

Thursday, November 2nd 2017 by Phil Wilkinson-Jones

Virgin Media is now letting you download movies and watch them offline using the Sky Cinema app.

To do this you’ll need to be on Virgin’s Full House bundle and have added Sky Cinema to your package. You then need to download the Sky Cinema app either from the App Store or Google Play and sign in with your My Virgin Media details.

You’ll be able to download a film of your choice while connected to wi-fi or mobile data, then watch offline on a mobile or tablet anywhere you like.

Downloads will stay on your device for 30 days and you’ll have 48 hours to finish watching a movie one you’ve started it. Films recently or soon-to-be added include Sing, T2 Trainspotting, Fifty Shades Darker, Assassin’s Creed and The Great Wall.

The Full House bundle is currently £56 a month on a 12-month contract plus a £20 one-off activation fee. Adding Sky Cinema will cost you an extra £10 a month.

Included in the Full House package is 100Mbps broadband, a Virgin TV V6 box, more than 230 channels and all of the BT Sport channels in HD, as well as inclusive weekend calls.

This bundle also comes with a six-month Netflix subscription and access to the Virgin TV Anywhere app, so you’ll have plenty of different ways to watch your favourite movies or TV shows on the go.

Virgin TV Anywhere allows you to start watching a show on your TV, press pause and then continue watching on your tablet or mobile.

You can watch up to 100 live TV channels as long as you have a wi-fi connection and use the app to set up recordings from wherever you happen to be.

Netflix also lets you stream wherever you have an internet connection or download to your device and watch later offline.

Adding Sky Cinema costs between £10 and £16

If you're with Sky, you can also add Sky Cinema to your package for £10 a month on an 18-month contract. If you get your TV from TalkTalk , it'll cost you £16 to get the Sky Cinema channels and BT charges £13.50 for them.

There are 11 dedicated Sky Cinema channels – Premiere, Showcase, Comedy, Family, Action & Adventure, Crime & Thriller, Drama & Romance, Sci Fi & Horror, Select, Greats and Disney – as well as thousands of movies available on demand.

Sky Cinema also features pop-up channels with dedicated content, which in the past few months have included Sky Cinema Halloween, Sky Cinema Animation, Sky Cinema Sky-Fi and Sky Cinema Fast and Furious.

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