Netflix Streaming Services Expands Around The World

Netflix Streaming Services Expands Around The World
Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (Paul Sakuma Photography) Netflix website

Netflix is starting the new year with a bang by making its streaming services available to as many as 130 more countries all over the world.


Netflix says its launch of service was done simultaneously. And in fact, the video streaming company went live on 130 additional countries as Netflix Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings made the announcement during the CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Previously, Netflix had only been available in 60 countries, expanding first to Canada, then making its streaming service also available to Europe, Latin America, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Now, Netflix is present in a lot more territories. To find out where exactly, you can view them here.

Meanwhile, Netflix says there are still countries and territories it cannot enter due to various reasons. For starters, the company says it is still not available in China. However, they continue to find ways to enter the said market. Meanwhile, U.S. government restrictions when it comes to American companies entering certain territories mean that Netflix cannot be present in places like North Korea, Crimea and Syria.

For a monthly subscription, customers can enjoy various Netflix original series, including “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Sense8,” “Marco Polo,” “Narcos” as well as “Grace and Frankie.” Moreover, Netflix says it looks to release 31 new and returning original series for the year along with 24 original feature films and documentaries and 30 original kid series. And as it expands to more territories and countries, Netflix also announced that it has also added Arabic, Korean as well as Simplified and Traditional Chinese to the 17 other languages it already supports.

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Netflix videos can be streamed on just about any device, as long as there is Internet connection. What’s more, Netflix members can enjoy watching their favorite films and series without being interrupted by commercials. In case you want to try it out first, Netflix is offering a free one-month service when you sign up.

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