Disclaimer - I don't work for Virgin Media. I'm just another VM user trying to help out. My setup: V6 TV box, Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Hub 3 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.
As a Very Insightful Person, I'm here to share my knowledge. I don't work for Virgin Media.
No need to be desperate as you can just buy an Amazon Fire TV stick for £39.95 from Argos. I got this stick last year for the US Open which was streamed live (and will be streamed in 2019 as well) and other tennis tournaments such as the 2019 Miami Open were also streamed live. I believe the first Premier League match to be streamed will be Arsenal v Brighton on 3 December.
You might be able to get the stick at a discount on Amazon Prime Day 2019 (probably in July) or in one of the Autumn sales.
I got an Amazon Fire Stick because I wanted to watch The Man In The High Castle. And I also get Spotify on the Firestick, which is really good because VM took Spotify off their platform a few years ago.