Virgin Media customers in Cardiff, Manchester and Southampton are to be the first to trial a series of smart home packages based around Google Nest.
Three bundles are being made available including Google’s Nest Hub, cameras and doorbell products and powered by Virgin Media broadband.
The Google Next Hub includes a touchscreen display and speaker allowing users to control connected devices in their home, get answers to questions from Google, watch videos on YouTube, play songs, and establish personal routines. The Hub also connects to other smart devices, such as the Nest Hello Doorbell and Nest Cam, to help see and talk to whoever’s at the door and keep an eye on your home.
“Our ultrafast broadband, combined with Google’s exciting range of smart security products, allow our customers to take their smart-home ambitions to the next level and stay safe and secure,” said Annie Brooks, executive director of product at Virgin Media.
Customers in Manchester and Southampton can already benefit from Virgin Media’s gigabit broadband service, Gig1, designed to support busy households with lots of connected devices.
The Smart Home bundles are available on flexible payment plans spread over an 18- or 36-month contract and start from as little as £10 per month. Each bundle also includes inclusive set up and installation from a specially trained engineer as well as ongoing tech support at no extra cost.