Netflix headed to Virgin Media TiVo boxes

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netflix-slim.jpgOwners of Virgin Media TiVo boxes are set to get a significant TV streaming boost, with Netflix finally set to make an appearance on the set-top box.

The exclusive streaming home of shows such as Breaking Bad and House of Cards, as well as Hollywood blockbusters including The Hobbit, 40,000 TiVo-equipped homes will initially get access to Netflix before being rolled out to all 1.7 million homes with TiVo installed. A subscription to Netflix will of course still be required to view.

“We’re delighted to be bringing yet another groundbreaking service onto TV screens in millions of Virgin Media homes. Netflix is a fabulous addition to Virgin Media TiVo, enabling our customers to enjoy even more of their favourite shows and movies simply and easily – all through their TV set-top box and at outstanding value,” said Virgin Media COO Dana Strong.

“Virgin Media Tivo offers different ways to watch, either subscription or pay per view, all seamlessly integrated for simple, intuitive viewing so there’s a world of great entertainment at your fingertips and everyone can be sure of the perfect TV moment.”

Netflix joins apps including YouTube and BBC iPlayer on the Virgin Media TiVo boxes.

Gerald Lynch