Netflix Plans World Domination With 130-Country Expansion

Netflix Plans World Domination With 130-Country Expansion

In one of the biggest initiatives in the company’s history, Netflix has officially launched its service globally, bringing its Internet streaming network to more than 130 new countries around the world. Netflix’s total international reach is now at 190 countries worldwide. Company co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings made the announcement earlier today at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.

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“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings in a statement. “With this launch, consumers around the world — from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo — will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously — no more waiting. With the help of the Internet, we are putting power in consumers’ hands to watch whenever, wherever and on whatever device.”

Additionally, the company has also expanded its languages option. Arabic, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese now join the existing 17 languages available on the platform.

One place the streaming website is not available is China, though the company is in the middle of exploring options for providing the service there. Netflix also won’t be available in Crimea, North Korea and Syria due to U.S. government restrictions on American companies.

Click here for a complete list of countries where Netflix is now available.

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Comments

Robert

Agreed. Users worldwide are getting a little cheated out of content. Mediahint is a great resource to unblock Netflix US among dozens of other content like Hulu too.

Mike

Thanks for the article. Although this is great news, the new Netflix regions will lack content compared to the US Netflix. If you want to get a good value for your money, you can use services like Unotelly and access all regions of Netflix. You get about 1000% more content with a minimum cost.

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