After Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone is now also offering a TV package as a stand-alone OTT product in Germany.
The TV bouquet includes up to 62 channels in SD and up to 40 TV channels in HD resolution. GigaTV Net costs €9.99 euro per month in the first 12 months, afterwards €14.99 per month. In addition, there is a one-time provision fee of €49.99. The minimum contract period is 12 months.
Vodafone is thus taking a different approach to pricing than Telekom which charges €7.95 per month for the OTT version of MagentaTV and offers a monthly cancellation option.
For reception, customers are equipped with the Ultra HD-capable GigaTV Net Box free of charge for the duration of the contract. In addition to the TV line-up, the Android TV-based receiver also offers access to streaming services, up to 28 TV catch-up portals, Vodafone’s video-on-demand (VOD) service and the Google Play Store with various apps.
Users receive personalised recommendations from the TV portfolio, the Vodafone VOD service and the catch-up portals. Regarding the internet access, Vodafone recommends a data rate of at least 10Mbps.
Vodafone’s TV offer has already been accessible to non-Vodafone customers via the GigaTV app, but only on smartphones and tablets and not on conventional TV sets. GigaTV Net includes the GigaTV app for mobile devices free of charge.