Netflix available through TELUS STBs

Online movie and TV subscription service Netflix has secured a further operator carriage deal with the news that Canadian telco TELUS’s Optik TV customers will be able to access the service, directly from their Optik TV set-top box, removing the inconvenience of having to switch hardware and source inputs or fumble with additional remotes.

Access to Netflix will be made available to Optik TV customers over the coming weeks. Every Optik TV customer with a Netflix account can conveniently enjoy their favourite movies and shows including Netflix original programming such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Marco Polo, from any Optik TV in the home.

“The addition of Netflix is yet another demonstration of TELUS’s commitment to making our customers’ entertainment experience better and simpler,” said Blair Miller, Vice-President, Content at TELUS. “Nearly half of TELUS’s Optik TV customers are also Netflix subscribers, and making Netflix accessible to them via their Optik set-top box is a simple but powerful innovation providing access to all their home entertainment in one place. The way we consume television programming continues to evolve – this latest Optik innovation is a reflection of that evolution and TELUS’s dedication to finding new ways to provide our customers with greater choice and control of their entertainment experience so they can watch the programs they want, when they want.”

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