Ready to BEAM up?

Welcome to BEAM, our complimentary onboard entertainment service. BEAM gives you access to hundreds of hours of the universe’s best film and TV box sets, from classics to cult viewing, plus loads more great reads and games for you to play. The best part? It’s all beamed direct to your personal device.

Step 1

Download the app at home (onboard WiFi + downloading = no, no)

Connect to WiFi

Step 2

Once onboard, connect to our WiFi

Rocket: lift off

Step 3

Open BEAM, choose your entertainment and register

Sit back and relax

Step 4

Kick back and watch, read or play

Entertainment onboard, on demand, on us

Simply download the app before you board

Due to restrictions on our onboard WiFi you will need to download the app before your journey. We suggest using the WiFi at our stations or, if you forget to do this in advance, you could download it using your own data onboard.

What's on?

BEAM is jam packed with hundreds of hours of entertainment, including big blockbuster films and tons of TV box sets from classics to cult viewing, plus loads more great reads and fun games for you to play. BEAM streams in all its glory on our Pendolinos, offers magazines and games on Voyagers (but we’re working on upgrading technology so they can stream video soon too) and has a slightly different, but equally awesome selection of entertainment on Virgin Trains East Coast.

Top questions

Can I download the app on the train?

No. Due to restrictions on our onboard WiFi you will need to download the app before your journey. We suggest using the WiFi at our stations or, if you forget to do this in advance, you could download it using your own data onboard.

Is BEAM complimentary?

Yes! Whether you’re in First Class or Standard Class access to BEAM is complimentary.

Can I use BEAM after getting off the train?

No. You can only access our content when you’re onboard our trains but if you haven’t finished what you were watching, BEAM will remember where you got to as long as you’re using the same device.

Exclusively available on BEAM - story time with children's author David Baddiel