Virgin Media has teamed up with Google to offer a range of smart home packages starting from €15 a month.

According to research commissioned by Virgin Media, 60pc of Irish consumers are planning to purchase smart home devices in the next 12 months and more than 58pc of those surveyed had already purchased one or more smart home devices.

As part of a deal with Google, the tech giant’s products will be offered in new Virgin Media packages. A total of three packages are being offered including an entertainment pack, home automation pack and a complete pack.

The cheapest package – including a Google Home speaker, Nest Mini and Chromecast – will cost €15 per month for 12 months. Virgin Media said that after the year is up, customers get to keep the devices.


Words by Colm Gorey