I'm unable to work out how to add my Virgin Media email account to my gmail which I managed to do on my previous tablet
Is your aim to use Gmail to manage your Virgin Media emails? The thing is, you set that up within your Gmail account and if you have already done that on your old tablet then Gmail will carry on doing that whatever device you use to access your Gmail account. You don't have to set it up again for each new device.
However, to supply the information you need, here is the Google relevant support link https://support.google.com/mail/answer that explains how to check emails from other accounts. In that link "step 2" details how to the changes to make in your Gmail account.
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Appreciate your quick reply! Yes I agree that it makes sense that I shouldn't have to set it up on each device however upon accessing my Gmail on here it doesn't give me the option to switch to my other account and I can't seem to add the account any other way.. I've looked at the detail on the link but it didn't work unfortunately 😞
I've looked at the detail on the link but it didn't work unfortunately
As @ravenstar68 intimates in his post, I had assumed that you were using the Gmail web application rather than the Gmail app for Android devices. Apologies for that.
I use the Gmail web service all the time but I will freely admit that I have zero experience with their Android App. However, a quick online search soon came up with the help sheet for adding email accounts to the Gmail app