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Virgin Media's award winning mobile TV service, Virgin TV Anywhere has today become the first service of its kind to be available on Amazon's Kindle Fire devices.1 

Virgin TV Anywhere, which puts the power of TiVo in customers hands with more live streaming channels available than anywhere else is now supported for owners of Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire second generation tablets.2 

Scott Kewley, digital entertainment product director, Virgin Media, said: "We're delighted that TV Anywhere is the first service of its kind available to Kindle Fire users. With more live channels available than anywhere else we want Virgin Media homes to have the best digital entertainment services out there."   

Having recently added several Sky entertainment channels to TV Anywhere, Virgin Media customers will soon have access to all their Sky Sports channels on mobiles and tablets for the first time, through dedicated Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps. 

These will be initially available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices in mid August, with an Android version coming later. Sky Movies and Sky Sports channels currently available on TV Anywhere for PC will soon be moving to dedicated Sky Movies and Sky Sports websites with fantastic new features, so great news for PC users too. 

The Virgin TV Anywhere app is free to all Virgin Media TiVo® customers across 137 different types of Android devices plus iPads, iPhones and iPod touches, taking advantage of Virgin Media's cutting edge home entertainment and expertise in television, broadband and mobile. With the Virgin TV Anywhere app, customers can manage their TiVo boxes anywhere in the world on 3G/4G or WiFi, and watch up to 75 channels live anywhere in the UK using WiFi. 

Virgin TV Anywhere won the 2014 Connected TV Best Multiscreen Service and Best Live Online TV Service or Solution Awards 

2 Virgin TV Anywhere has 75 live streaming channels available on tablets & smart phones and 91 channels available online as on 18th July 2014 

Virgin TV Anywhere now available on the following Kindle Fire devices:

Kindle Fire second generation

Kindle Fire HD 7

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Kindle Fire HDX 7

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Details of TV Anywhere compatible devices and live streaming channels available here.

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK. 

The company's cable network - the result of multi-billion pound private investment - delivers ultrafast broadband to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 152Mb, as well as market leading connectivity to thousands of public and private sector organisations across the country. 

Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of British households. 

The world's first virtual mobile network was launched by Virgin Media and it is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country. 

Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world's largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 25 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.