Telus debuts hundreds of hours of Netflix content in 4K on Optik TV

Telus Optik TV customers can now watch Stranger Things and other Netflix exclusive content without additional hardware.

The carrier has announced that the streaming service is now available directly through its Optik TV 4K set-top boxes, providing additional video content to subscribers and eliminating the need for them to buy devices like Google Chromecast to facilitate streaming.

“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,” said Blair Miller, Telus vice-president of content, in a statement issued to MobileSyrup.

The addition of Netflix brings more to 4K Optik TV’s fairly minimal line-up of content, which includes TSN 4K, Stingray Ambiance, a collection of On Demand movies, Optik Local content and Adrenaline Sports On Demand.

Telus launched Optik TV in British Columbia and Alberta on July 20, 2016, becoming the first telecom to offer 4K programming in Western Canada (which includes Manitoba and Saskatchewan).

To get Netflix in 4K, Telus customers will need a Netflix Premium account, a 4K TV, a 4K-enabled PVR box and Internet 50. The current price for Optik TV and Internet 50 comes in at $130 per month.

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