TalkTalk has announced it has added Netflix streaming services to its YouView-based TalkTalk TV packages. Users who pre-registered for Netflix will be amongst the first to receive the service on their set top box, TalkTalk confirmed.
The update, which also includes a new iPlayer version, will be rolled out to the ISP’s 1.2 million customers between now and the end of January.
Tristia Harrison, Managing Director (Consumer) at TalkTalk, said “Netflix is a brilliant new addition to TalkTalk TV. As Britain’s fastest growing TV service, we are on a mission to provide the best movies and hit TV shows that our customers can dip in and out of, all at a great price. Netflix complements this perfectly.
“The fact that TalkTalk homes can enjoy such a huge range of must-see content, on their TV as well as on other devices is an exciting step forward. We can’t wait for them to dive into the movies and series everyone’s talking about.”
Bill Holmes, global head of business development, Netflix, added: “By partnering with TalkTalk we’re making it even easier for many TV fans and movie lovers in Britain to watch Netflix on their television screens”.
The announcement comes over two months after a similar capability was offered by UK service provider BT to its YouView customers.
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