VIRGIN Media has launched a brand new streaming TV box allowing people to effectively save money on their Netflix bill.
People who have the telecom giant’s broadband can get ten per cent credit towards all streaming services they add to their account with the new Stream box.
The product costs £35 up front and has no long term contracts, as Virgin tries to take on Sky Glass.
The dinky plug and play box brings subscriptions and traditional free live TV channels under one roof, without the need for loads of wires or drilling.
Alongside a voice-activated controller, the device means people can turn their older TVs into smarter ones using a HDMI cable.
Other apps available include Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Starzplay, BritBox and YouTube.
David Bouchier, Virgin Media O2’s chief TV and entertainment officer told The Sun the timing couldn’t be greater with a cost of living crisis.
“When you ask people, they don’t really know who’s paying what and how much they’re paying – seeing it all in one place and getting great value for money is key,” he said.
The product is being geared as a complementary service to traditional set-top boxes – though the firm hopes to attract new generations who prefer streamed subscriptions.
“We are servicing another group, a group that have historically either not gone with pay TV, they’ve gone with paid-for video, or have maybe left us in favour of going just for the subscription services.”
However, there is a slight catch – you can only use Stream if you have Virgin Media’s broadband.
The ten per cent credit applies to all subscriptions combined, not ten per cent off each.
It’ll also not apply if you have any ongoing offers.
Virgin Media Stream will be available to buy from Wednesday.
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