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New Virgin Media apps bring on-the-go viewing and smartphone control

Virgin is making its (and subsequently your) TV experience more versatile with two new apps that bring improved control from a smartphone or tablet.

The Virgin TV Go lets you stream TV on up to two online devices (smartphones or tablets) at the same time - a bit like Sky Q's original 'Fluid Viewing' concept, then.

The Virgin TV Control app, meanwhile, lets owners of a 4K Virgin TV V6 or TiVo set-top box use a smartphone or tablet (connected to the same home network) as a remote control to perform general playback functions, manage existing Series Links, and watch and set recordings through the device.

The app also allows you to personalise the EPG to put your favourite channels first.

Both apps can be downloaded from the Google Play, Apple or Amazon app stores. Anyone with the previous TV Anywhere app should be prompted to update it to TV Control, too.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.