Vodafone launches new TV service with dedicated Netflix button on remote
Vodafone has launched a new television service to compete with Sky and Virgin.
The service costs €70 per month including broadband and phone. The service is being discounted to €40 per month for six months.
The service features a set top box and a remote control that includes a dedicated Netflix button.
Netflix content will also be included within the television interface system.
It requires a landline capable of receiving a broadband signal of at least 40 megabits per second. A spokesman for Vodafone said that this makes up 85pc of its current broadband base in Ireland.
The television service, which is set at a HD standard but does not include 4K, includes largely the same channels as Sky, Virgin and Eir.
A spokesman said that 73 of the channels will be available to view on a Vodafone TV mobile app within Ireland. Premium channels such as Sky Sports will not be viewable on the streaming app.
When accessed on a phone or tablet, the data will used will my count against a Vodafone monthly mobile data limit. This counts for both prepay and post pay plans.
The mobile streaming service will allow two registered devices and two simultaneous streams.