Say hello to BEAM, the free onboard entertainment service from Virgin Trains. Access hundreds of hours of the universe’s best TV and movies, from classics to cult viewing. We’ve also got daily newspapers, monthly magazines, and boredom-banishing games, all ready and waiting to be streamed direct to your device.
Download the app, we recommend you do this before you board
Connect to ‘virgintrainswifi’ onboard, open BEAM, explore, and register (don’t worry, it’s free!)
Kick back and watch, read, learn or play
So, what’s on?
If you’re on one of our Voyager trains BEAM has daily newspapers, interesting weekly reads, glossy monthly mags, plus a whole host of games. On our Pendolinos you’ll have access to all of the above plus hundreds of hours of the best fresh-off-the-box-office and cult classic movies, and TV.
Updated regularly to keep things fresh, all ready and waiting to be streamed direct to your device. Just try not to miss your stop.
If you enjoy BEAM please take a moment to rate us on the App Store. Thanks for your support.
Is BEAM free?
It’s completely free. No subscription charge, no adverts. Whether you’re in First Class or Standard, access to BEAM is totally free. You won’t have to ever pay for content or WiFi to enjoy it.
Can I use BEAM after getting off the train?
Nope, sorry. You can only watch BEAM when you’re onboard our trains, but if you haven’t finished what you’re watching, BEAM will remember where you got to (as long as you’re using the same device). Clever.
- We’ve reduced the size of the app for even speedier downloads
- There’s a new page full of handy info in case you’re having trouble connecting to BEAM
- We’ve trapped several bugs and made various functionality improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Some movies lack sub-titles
Previous review about only playing in portrait mode was in error: had portrait lock enabled on my phone. Still, some movies do not have sub-titles (Absolutely Fab) and movie selection is mainly old movies you have likely seen already.
App is crap
Tried to use app on train to London and wouldn’t work. Tried multiple times. Don’t waste your time.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.