Lovefilm and Netflix?

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  • PiersPiers Member Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 17 November 2015, 3:18PM
    Visionman said:

    Oh, I thought Piers had cleared this up (may have been on the IPTV thread). YouView are first concentrating on getting the live IP channels like BT and Sky Sports into the EPG to make them full trickplay/recordable and then they will be introducing new app services afterwards. I don't know when that will be though.

    No problem at all. There's a lot of new stuff going on and even we get things mixed up from time to time :)
  • edited 8 January 2015, 3:53PM
    Visionman said:

    Oh, I thought Piers had cleared this up (may have been on the IPTV thread). YouView are first concentrating on getting the live IP channels like BT and Sky Sports into the EPG to make them full trickplay/recordable and then they will be introducing new app services afterwards. I don't know when that will be though.

    You'll see new players coming for all boxes this summer...
    and which ones might they be???
    Smiley
  • sam1sam1 Member Posts: 1,182 ✭✭
    edited 25 September 2013, 9:47AM
    Piers - thanks for that confirmation (that new players will be coming to all boxes). That's great! I was afraid it might only be for TalkTalk / BT, i.e. exclusive deals.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,877 ✭✭✭
    edited 26 February 2017, 1:39PM
    When are you expecting to make an announcement Piers?
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  • edited 8 January 2015, 3:53PM
    Be nice if LoveFilm was to be added...

    "LOVEFiLM has announced the launch of Disney Movies on Demand on LOVEFiLM Instant."
    (Starts today.)

    This page says they've now got 158 items from Disney.
  • SantapanterSantapanter Member Posts: 57
    edited 26 February 2017, 1:39PM
    Any news if Netfllx will come to youview?
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,877 ✭✭✭
    edited 21 December 2016, 11:05PM

    Any news if Netfllx will come to youview?

    Hello, nice to see you posting again. And all the announcements may be within the next five weeks. Maybe.

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  • James QuinnJames Quinn Member Posts: 23
    edited 25 June 2013, 5:58AM

    Any news if Netfllx will come to youview?

    Forgive me if I don't hold my breath on that one ;-)
  • SantapanterSantapanter Member Posts: 57
    edited 15 January 2017, 7:13PM
    If, and its a big IF they put netflix on Youview, would it come up like sky now in the search results?
  • DM2DM2 Member Posts: 475 ✭✭
    edited 8 January 2015, 3:54PM
    Oh, you tease! Spotted through my efforts in stalking twitter for anything including "youview" - a reply to a tweet sent earlier today:



    I'm not particularly fussed about Lovefilm or Netflix meself, I find their content a bit "meh" ...but a rockin' PAYG app for box office movies would be pretty damn tasty!

    NowTV is all well & good (especially at £14.99 for 6 months courtesy of Groupon) but, being based on Sky's broadcast movie channels, the content's not as shiny as can now be sourced from online providers (or Sky's own Box Office, for that matter).

    I'm thinking Blinkbox perhaps (there's already historical engagement here), but I'm really not fussed who - just something with access to the latest releases as soon as they're available beyond cinemas, and preferably without having to pay for a month's access at a time (unless their content's so great & plentiful that it's cheaper to subscribe by the month).

    On demand access to premium TV shows (again, as with Blinkbox) would also be great ...being able to follow top name series like True Blood, Spartacus or Game Of Thrones, close to their original broadcast date, but without having to contract myself to a whole bundle of live broadcast channels I may not be interested in would be a real boon!
    Smiley
  • DM2DM2 Member Posts: 475 ✭✭
    edited 13 June 2014, 2:39PM

    If, and its a big IF they put netflix on Youview, would it come up like sky now in the search results?

    Absolutely - Integrated/unified searching is fundamental to YouView and any addition to the platform ...this is what makes it unique, and the arrival of further on-demand apps will really demonstrate & reinforce the value of that integration.

    Nothing else on the market does all of this

    - Roku boxes have unified searching, but don't handle anything which might be coming over live broadcast TV
    - Virgin's TiVo has unified searching, but there's bugger all in terms of wider on demand players to draw from

    This is YouView's niche ...so long as the good stuff gets here :)
  • Lbear1Lbear1 Member Posts: 741
    edited 17 July 2013, 1:53PM
    DM2 said:

    Oh, you tease! Spotted through my efforts in stalking twitter for anything including "youview" - a reply to a tweet sent earlier today:



    I'm not particularly fussed about Lovefilm or Netflix meself, I find their content a bit "meh" ...but a rockin' PAYG app for box office movies would be pretty damn tasty!

    NowTV is all well & good (especially at £14.99 for 6 months courtesy of Groupon) but, being based on Sky's broadcast movie channels, the content's not as shiny as can now be sourced from online providers (or Sky's own Box Office, for that matter).

    I'm thinking Blinkbox perhaps (there's already historical engagement here), but I'm really not fussed who - just something with access to the latest releases as soon as they're available beyond cinemas, and preferably without having to pay for a month's access at a time (unless their content's so great & plentiful that it's cheaper to subscribe by the month).

    On demand access to premium TV shows (again, as with Blinkbox) would also be great ...being able to follow top name series like True Blood, Spartacus or Game Of Thrones, close to their original broadcast date, but without having to contract myself to a whole bundle of live broadcast channels I may not be interested in would be a real boon!
    Smiley

    Tesco, who own Blinkbox, have made a few half hearted attempts to launch the service in the past but now seem to have their act together with their advertising. On the other hand their promotional prices etc are not well publicised or as undercutting as Amazon can manage with Lovefilm.
  • stuart621stuart621 Member Posts: 616
    edited 15 January 2017, 7:13PM
    Now TV is abysmal. I took out the deal to get it for 6 months for £6 or something and so far I have used it once. You don't even get HD versions of the films. I will be cancelling as soon as the offer period os over. Their selection of content is almost as poor as their user interface.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭
    edited 28 February 2017, 2:05PM
    I have to say that I thought NOW TV was pretty good, mind you I did have it on a heavily discounted promo and I doubt I would be happy to pay full price. And the quality, albeit in SD, was fine as well. They certainly have a far better selection of movies than any of their rivals imho.
  • stuart621stuart621 Member Posts: 616
    edited 28 February 2017, 2:05PM
    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭
    edited 20 December 2016, 12:57PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    If you access NOW TV via an Xbox you can get HD/5.1 if that is particularly important to you.
  • edited 8 January 2015, 3:54PM
    DM2 said:

    Oh, you tease! Spotted through my efforts in stalking twitter for anything including "youview" - a reply to a tweet sent earlier today:



    I'm not particularly fussed about Lovefilm or Netflix meself, I find their content a bit "meh" ...but a rockin' PAYG app for box office movies would be pretty damn tasty!

    NowTV is all well & good (especially at £14.99 for 6 months courtesy of Groupon) but, being based on Sky's broadcast movie channels, the content's not as shiny as can now be sourced from online providers (or Sky's own Box Office, for that matter).

    I'm thinking Blinkbox perhaps (there's already historical engagement here), but I'm really not fussed who - just something with access to the latest releases as soon as they're available beyond cinemas, and preferably without having to pay for a month's access at a time (unless their content's so great & plentiful that it's cheaper to subscribe by the month).

    On demand access to premium TV shows (again, as with Blinkbox) would also be great ...being able to follow top name series like True Blood, Spartacus or Game Of Thrones, close to their original broadcast date, but without having to contract myself to a whole bundle of live broadcast channels I may not be interested in would be a real boon!
    Smiley

    Tesco hired one of the co-founders of Blinkbox - Michael Comish and have promoted him "to the role of group digital officer as the retailer seeks to bolster its digital offering by hiring 150 people across the next year."

    http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/ar...

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-netwo...
  • stuart621stuart621 Member Posts: 616
    edited 17 July 2013, 2:57PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    I don't have an x-Box. The point I'm trying to make is that for the price, compared to its rivals, Now TV offers a pretty poor service on YouView.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭
    edited 20 December 2016, 12:57PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    Its rivals don't offer a service on YouView, save for Lovefilm Box Office if you are with TalkTalk.
  • stuart621stuart621 Member Posts: 616
    edited 17 July 2013, 3:24PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    No but that does not prevent comparison with other services. I will be very surprised if LoveFilm and Netflix don't offer HD content at their current rates if/when they come to YouView but I appreciate that I am surmising at the moment. However you look at it, Now TV’s poor (in my opinion) range of content and lack of HD make it an unappealing prospect for me.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭
    edited 20 December 2016, 12:57PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    Fair enough. Bear in mind that any HD service of this kind will be subject to broadband speed, though.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,877 ✭✭✭
    edited 21 December 2016, 11:05PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    Thats true. Though if your with an ISP that is on the Netflix Content Connect network, the HD bitrates are through the roof. Very impressive. Subject to line speed, of course.
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  • edited 8 January 2015, 3:54PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    You can check if your ISP has this by going to https://signup.netflix.com/superhd.
    I can report that TalkTalk is.
    Anyone else, please add a comment.

    And supported devices are listed here: http://support.netflix.com/en/node/87...

    Visionman - what speed do you need?
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭
    edited 20 December 2016, 12:57PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    It's in the second of your links: "Please note that Super HD requires an Internet connection speed of at least 5Mb/s, and 7Mb/s for our highest available video quality."
  • edited 8 January 2015, 3:54PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    It helps if you read before posting!
    Anyway that's OK, I won't need to buy fibre just yet.
    What's your ISP Mr Chiz, I'm guessing TalkTalk?
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭
    edited 20 December 2016, 12:57PM
    stuart621 said:

    I had Netflix for a couple of months and thought their offerings were far better. Lots of HD content as well which, of course, also means surround sound. Watching SD films with plain stereo for the full price asked by Now TV is just a joke, really.

    I haven't tried LoveFilm as they have disabled AirPlay on their iPad app. They not seem to want me to watch their content on a TV so I'm quite happy not to. :)

    It is indeed my friend, I have fibre chugging along at a happy 50Mbps or so. It does make all aspects of internet TV so much better, everything just works perfectly all the time.
  • FilipFilip Member Posts: 8
    edited 21 August 2013, 1:05PM
    Any update to this subject. Can youview can share some of big plans for a future?
  • stormystormy Member Posts: 1,026 ✭✭
    edited 3 March 2017, 5:12PM
    Would be nice.
  • Rob BorleyRob Borley Member Posts: 6
    edited 15 January 2017, 7:13PM
    Quite simply, if Netflix or LF instant don't appear on the Youview ondemand section, I will ditch the box as soon as my BT contract is up. Youview are missing a trick here. Many customers want this functionality instead of having to rely on yet another box (Apple tv / ps3 etc.) and another pain-in-the-bum hdmi input for their tv, or worse, having to rely on upgrading to a smart tv which will soon be out-of-date once again.

    It might not be what Youview was intended for, but it would at least bring it all together in a useful and user-friendly way.
  • James QuinnJames Quinn Member Posts: 23
    edited 26 August 2013, 9:38PM
    Agreed rob, I bought youview at launch on the loose suggestion lovefilm etc were on their way, over a year later and still not arrived. I was frustrated at the time but decided to upgrade our DVD player to blueray so just chose a Samsung smart one and now have lovefilm, Netflix, blinkbox and more on tap. I would have preferred to get this on the one box but it appears not to be, despite hints and suggestions to the contrary. All I can say to people wanting this is to not hold their breaths

    Am otherwise very happy with youview box
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