Netflix To Finally Launch In Australia And New Zealand

Last week, Netflix announced that it plans to expand its market outside the United States specifically into parts of Europe including France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg by the end of the year. And this week, it looks like the company might also be planning for an Australian release. According to reports, Netflix might launch its online Video on Demand service sometime in Q1 of 2015…



Last week, Netflix announced that it plans to expand its market outside the United States specifically into parts of Europe including France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg by the end of the year. And this week, it looks like the company might also be planning for an Australian release.

According to reports, Netflix might launch its online Video on Demand service sometime in Q1 of 2015 in Australia and New Zealand at a reported $10 unlimited subscription rate. The American online streaming company has not yet confirmed a launch date in Australia but it is said that it is already negotiating for the Australasian rights to US films and series.

With a monthly rate of just $10, Netflix’s offering will definitely put some pressure on local VoD providers including Foxtel who charges almost double that amount for its Presto service and a similarly-priced service from Quickflix.

Although much of this news comprise of unconfirmed reports and rumours, the thought of having other options when it comes to our movie- and series-watching needs is certainly something to look forward to. What do you think?

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