Netflix coming to BT YouView

If you're waiting for Netflix to come to your YouView box, then do we have some good news for you! If you're a BT customer that is...

BT has just signed a deal that will see it offer Netflix as part of a subscription bundle.

Rumours of the deal have been in the air for some time but were only officially confirmed yesterday when BT announced its results for the second quarter of 2014.

The provider said: "We continue to focus on strengthening our TV proposition and are excited to announce we have entered into a partnership with Netflix that will allow our customers to sign up for Netflix alongside our other products and services, with the added convenience of paying on one bill directly through BT."

That's actually a fairly significant benefit: the bill for your bundle will automatically include a subscription to Netflix, which in turn will allow you to watch its vast library of TV shows and movies, including original series like House of Cards and Bojack Horseman directly through the BT YouView box.

You can currently access Netflix on smartphones, laptops, tablets, games consoles and even Virgin Media's TV box. However, BT claims that Netflix will be better integrated into YouView than other platforms.

It's a sensible move, although BT may bit sport the only Netflix-enabled YouView box for long. According to the Financial Times, Netflix is also discussing a similar deal with TalkTalk.

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