Last week, Netflix announced that it has expanded to offer streaming media in 190 countries around the world. As of January 6, Netflix increased its service coverage to include 130 more countries, up from the 60 countries where it was available before.
The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada by the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings. “Right now, you are witnessing the birth of a global TV network,” said Hastings at the event. “Whether you are in Sydney or St. Petersburg, Singapore or Seoul, Santiago or Saskatoon, you now can be part of the Internet TV revolution.”
Wondering whether Netflix is available in your country now? A full list of the 190 countries where Netflix is available can be found at the Netflix Help Center page. A coverage map is also available on that page so you can see where Netflix is offered throughout the world.
According to a Netflix representative, “Pricing is fairly similar around the world. New markets will be priced starting at USD $7.99 per month or the local currency equivalent.” A 30-day free trial is offered in the countries where Netflix is available.
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Absent from the list of countries covered by Netflix are China, North Korea, Syria and the Crimea. Not all content will be available in all countries, but some Netflix original shows will be available everywhere, such as Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Narcos, Sense8, Grace and Frankie, and Marco Polo.
A sample of content available around the world is presented in this video from Netflix:
Netflix previously supported 17 different languages and now has added three more languages, including Arabic, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Not all content is available in all languages though. Some shows are only available in English.
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“From today onwards, we will listen and we will learn, gradually adding more languages, more content and more ways for people to engage with Netflix,” said Hastings. “We’re looking forward to bringing great stories from all over the world to people all over the world.”
Are you a fan of watching streaming media? Are you excited that Netflix is adding 130 more countries to its streaming media service? Has Netflix come to your country yet? If you’re already using Netflix, what shows do you recommend as your favorites?
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