UK connected TV platform YouView has added Netflix access to its set-top boxes, allowing its users to click to access the subscription video-on-demand service.
Rolling out today, the Netflix app will be available on Humax-made YouView boxes bought from a retailer, as well as on pay TV provider BT’s YouView-powered set-top boxes.
YouView boxes provided by pay TV provider TalkTalk, as well as retail set-top boxes from Huawei will receive the Netflix update early in the new year, said YouView.
“Netflix is a brilliant addition to our already impressive line-up of TV programming. We are really excited about Netflix and giving YouView audiences even more choice,” said YouView CEO Richard Halton.
Netflix offers TV box sets, films, comedy specials, documentaries and children’s programming and its titles will now will be integrated into YouView’s ‘seamlessly integrated search’ function.
Existing Netflix subscribers can login to the player on YouView by entering their Netflix username and password using the YouView remote control.
BT first revealed that it had agreed to offer Netflix access to its TV customers last week. BT TV customers, who sign up for Netflix alongside BT broadband and TV offers, will also be able to pay for Netflix via their BT bill –a first for Netflix.
YouView now offers free and paid on-demand content from services including BBC iPlayer, 4oD, ITV Player, Demand 5, UKTV, Quest from Discovery, NOW TV from Sky and Sky Store.