Netflix goes Global

I already thought Netflix was global so I was quite surprised at Reed Hastings CES Keynote announcing that Netflix is officially going live in another 130 countries, today.

“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings. “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.”

Netflix will not yet be available in China, though the company continues to explore options for providing the service. It also won’t be available in Crimea, North Korea and Syria due to U.S. government restrictions on American companies.

You can, however, access the streaming service in India, Afghanistan, Russia and the remaining 187 countries in the world.

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