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Netflix arrives on Virgin Media TiVo

Virgin Media is leveraging its ability to deliver IPTV content to its TiVo set-top box with the full launch of the Netflix app with the roll-out to boxes taking place over the next few days.

"With the addition of our Netflix app, Virgin Media customers have an unbeatable line-up of movies and TV series to choose from. Whether it’s part of a subscription or pay-per-view, Virgin Media TiVo will help you find everything from the classic gem you’ve always wanted to watch to this summer’s biggest hits, all seamlessly integrated for simple, easy viewing."

Dana Strong, Virgin Media’s chief operating officer

The app will carry a £5.99 monthly subscription and those signing up to a Premiere or VIP bundle will get six months of free access (there is also a £100 off deal that ends today on these bundles). Existing VIP and Premiere customers can get the free gift if they re-contract for a further 12 months.

Of course Netflix is available on a wide range of devices such as this Samsung Network Blu-ray player the difference when using these or your tablet, pc or phone is that you use your broadband connections bandwidth. Virgin Media has a dedicated section of bandwidth available for TiVo apps which should ensure buffering free playback.


Does the app stream HD?

  • brandscill
  • over 7 years ago

We have checked and its a yes to the HD Streaming, and they are getting back to us on the SuperHD, which I thought I'd check too.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 7 years ago

I just tried it out for the first time on my 1TB VM Tivo.

Currently playing Cowboys and Aliens (Super HD)

The app was slow to load at first, but second time around it was much quicker. Once loaded you can scroll through films quickly with all the usual Netflix options.

The quality seems excellent, definitely no buffering! I'm playing on a 52" Panasonic Viera Plasma TV. Just noticed a slight jerkiness in the opening scene as the camera pans across the desert. Not sure if that is normal.

I'll report back later.

  • roughbeast
  • over 7 years ago

Is this an official launch? It's been available on my Tivo box now for a good week or two, works really well and with the dedicated internet connection to the Tivo it means that I often get better quality than running it on the PS3 :-) (also means with a DNS service such as Unblock US I can get UK Netflix on the Tivo and US Netflix on the PS3 :-D)

  • EnglishRob
  • over 7 years ago

what is a Premiere or VIP user?????? "those signing up to a Premiere or VIP bundle will get six months of free access"

i have XXXL TV, 120Mb broadband and phone and have never heard of these two types of account ……

  • aaaashy
  • over 7 years ago

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