Netflix now on YouView
November 4, 2014
By Colin Mann
Internet entertainment streaming service Netflix is now available on UK connected on-demand platform YouView. Titles available on Netflix can be discovered via YouView’s seamlessly-integrated search function, making it easy to find TV and movies.
Richard Halton, CEO, YouView, said Netflix was a brilliant addition to the platform’s line-up of TV programming. “We are really excited about Netflix and giving YouView audiences even more choice,” he added.
Bill Holmes, head of business development at Netflix, said that by bringing the Netflix app to YouView boxes, Netflix hoped to make it even easier for Netflix members with YouView to watch Netflix the service on their television sets.
Available to watch are complete TV box sets including Breaking Bad, The Originals, Homeland and Netflix original series such as Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and Bojack Horseman. Coming up on 12 December, the highly-anticipated new Netflix original series Marco Polo. Films available to watch instantly on Netflix include The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Skyfall and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with more movie treats coming soon.
Existing Netflix subscribers can login to the player by entering their Netflix username and password using the YouView remote control.
YouView now offers all the major UK on demand players which include BBC iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player, Demand 5, Milkshake, UKTV, Quest from Discovery, NOW TV from Sky and Sky Store giving customers a variety of choice and the flexibility to enjoy both free and paid content as required. Along with thousands of hours of on demand content already available on YouView.
YouView has passed well over 1 million connected UK homes and has seen industry leading levels of satisfaction and VOD usage. YouView continues to target a long term goal of 10 million connected homes.
Netflix is available today on YouView from BT set-top boxes and Humax set-top boxes purchased from a retailer. BT TV customers, who sign up for Netflix alongside BT broadband and TV offers, will have the added convenience of paying for Netflix via their BT bill, a world first for Netflix. More details about an exclusive BT TV customer offer including Netflix will be available soon.
YouView from TalkTalk set-top boxes and Huawei retail set-top boxes will receive this update early in the new year. TalkTalk customers who would like to be amongst the first to enjoy Netflix on YouView from TalkTalk can pre-register at talktalk.co.uk/netflix.