For quite some time now we have been awaiting the announcement of Virgin Media’s new 4K TV box.
Today that box was officially unveiled as the Virgin TV V6 box. Powered by TiVo, the box is 4K HDR ready which allows it to play content from Netflix and YouTube in 4K Ultra HD, as well as broadcasted high dynamic range content soon after launch.
It comes with a 1TB hard drive to allow you to record up to six shows at once, while watching a recording or stream at the same time.
The box also comes with an RF remote control.
Alongside the announcement of the V6 came another device, called the TellyTablet, it is a tablet that features a 14-inch display and allows you to watch on-demand content and recordings from the box from any room in the house.
It runs on Android and comes with an in-built kickstand.
Virgin Media have pre-installed their Virgin TV Anywhere app on the tablet, however, it does have a range of normal Android features, including access to the Google Play Store.
It also has 32GB of storage on board, with a microSD card slot for expansion.
The new Virgin TV V6 box will be available for existing customers from December and for new customers from January 2017.
There will be a one-off fee of £99.95 and it will be available for customers on the Virgin Media Mix bundle or higher.
The tablet will be priced at £299 for the standalone fee, or it will be available alongside Virgin Media’s Freestyle mobile bundles. Virgin Media also announced the launch of a new Virgin TV Kids app, which lets you buy movies and box sets from the Virgin Media Store and watch content offline.