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Netflix brings on-demand TV and movies to Humax and BT YouView boxes

Popular on-demand service Netflix has started rolling out to YouView boxes. 

Owners of Humax YouView boxes including the DTR-T1000 – the original YouView box – and BT-branded YouView devices will be able to access Netflix from today. 

The service means that Netflix subscribers will be to sign into their accounts and search for things like Orange Is The New Black, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and House of Cards

Netflix brings on-demand TV and movies to Humax and BT YouView boxes
YouView’s predictive search tool means that by typing simply ‘BRE’ you should start seeing results for ‘Breaking Bad’

Richard Halton, CEO, YouView said: “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.” 
 
The popular on-demand service joins the likes of Sky’s Now TV service, which currently only gives you access to Sky Movies content, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 as well as recent addition Quest, plus Dave on Demand, Really and Yesterday. 

BT TV customers, who sign up for Netflix alongside BT broadband and TV offers, will have the added convenience of paying for Netflix alongside their BT bill, which is a world first for Netflix.  

BT has yet to reveal exactly how customers will be able to do this. The UK’s leading ISP let slip that Netflix was coming in its recent financial results. 

YouView from TalkTalk set-top boxes and Huawei-made YouView 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 here

Bill Holmes, head of business development at Netflix said: “We’re very excited to bring the Netflix app to YouView boxes and hope to make it even easier for Netflix members with YouView to watch Netflix on their television sets.”

Other hit shows available to enjoy on Netflix now include chemistry teacher turned drug baron hit Breaking Bad, the final episodes of the US remake of The Killing and BoJack Horseman, an animated comedy starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. 

On December 12, Netflix’s latest exclusive original series Marco Polo will launch and next August, The Green Legend, the follow up to Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will debut on Netflix. 

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