Wednesday 28 September 2016

Vodafone launches new TV service with dedicated Netflix button on remote

Published 20/01/2016 | 14:50

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Vodafone has launched a new television service to compete with Sky and Virgin.

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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.

Irish Independent

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