TELUS Unleashes Netflix 4K Programming on IPTV Service

TELUS Unleashes Netflix 4K Programming on IPTV Service Image Credit: IPTV

TELUS customers can now access some of the biggest and most buzzed-about new shows in stunning 4K with the launch of the Netflix app on its Optik TV 4K set-top boxes. Optik TV is Telus' IPTV based television service that uses the Ericsson Mediaroom middleware platform for its service.

With a Netflix Premium subscription, users can stream 4K content directly from their Optik TV 4K set-top boxes, eliminating the hassle of switching inputs, fumbling for additional remotes or purchasing additional hardware.

With four times the resolution of HD, 4K delivers a more realistic viewing experience, bringing an awe-inspiring, immersive entertainment experience right into customers' homes.

TELUS launched Optik TV 4K earlier this summer to become the first carrier in Western Canada to offer 4K programming. Netflix in 4K adds to TELUS' growing 4K lineup, which includes TSN 4K, adrenaline sports On Demand (e.g., snowboarding, surfing and dirt biking), Stingray Ambiance and an expanding collection of Optik Local productions and blockbuster new movie releases.

Blair Miller, Vice President, Content for TELUS
4K is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in your favourite TV shows and introducing hundreds of hours of top-tier 4K Netflix programming is a huge step forward in the evolution of Optik TV. We're making it easy for TELUS customers to enjoy the most binge-worthy 4K content on the market by offering convenient access to all of their favourite shows in one place.

Paul Perryman, Director of Business Development at Netflix
Our partnership with TELUS provides a seamless experience for Netflix members to find and watch their favourite Netflix shows and films through Optik TV. Now members will be able to enjoy hundreds of hours of their favourite Netflix originals in stunning 4K picture quality on Optik 4K set-top boxes, including Stranger Things, Marvel's Luke Cage, Narcosand The Crown, which recently premiered on Friday, November 4.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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