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This article was published on October 30, 2014

Netflix will be offered as part of a subscription bundle with UK telecoms and TV giant BT

Netflix will be offered as part of a subscription bundle with UK telecoms and TV giant BT
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In a move partly designed to cure subscription fatigue, UK telecoms giant BT has revealed it will offer Netflix bundled in alongside its other products.

This move was rumored already, but the official reveal was quietly slipped in alongside its Q2 results earlier today. The company says:

“We added 38,000 TV customers in the quarter. 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.”

In effect, this means that not only will you be able to have your telephone, broadband and TV bundled conveniently into a single bill, but your Netflix subscription too will be added. And, of course, you’ll be able to watch directly through BT’s set-top box.

Netflix is also rumored to be in talks with BT rival TalkTalk, though there is no official word on that yet.