Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Netflix arrives on Virgin Media Tivo: Free for six months if you start Premiere or VIP Collection [ TechSc1ence ]

In its bid to take over the world Netflix has made its way onto yet another box for your tele. This time it’s Virgin Media’s turn. But the big V is content with just adding Netflix, it wants to give it away free for six months.

For those people wishing to sign-up to Virgin’s Premiere or VIP Collection services they will get a six-month Netflix subscription included. All other Tivo customers will get their first month for free. Premiere is current £40 for the first six months then £63 after that on an 18-month contract. VIP is £65 for the first six months then £115.49 on an 18-month contract. Existing customers can also get the six-months free by signing up to either of these higher tier contracts.

Since Netflix is watched streaming over the internet this is ideal for Virgin customers who can get up to 120MB broadband meaning full HD with 5.1 surround streamed seamlessly. After the initial free time Netflix will cost £6 per month.

So if you’re a Virgin Media user and already have Netflix this will offer you a new way to watch. It will most likely be a straight forward option and, if nothing else it’ll give your console a well deserved rest.

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