CES 2015: Netflix is now available almost everywhere in the world
Netflix today at CES 2016 announced that is now available in almost every single country in the world, taking the service live in over 130 new markets during a keynote presentation early this morning. Prior to today, Netflix was only available in 60 countries.
"Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network," said Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings during his keynote. "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."
China is the only major country where Netflix isn't currently available, but the company says it is negotiating a launch with the Chinese government. Netflix also isn't available in Crimea, North Korea and Syria due to United States government restrictions on American companies.
While Australians have officially been able to access Netflix since it launched in March last year, today's announcement means that Australian subscribers can keep using it whenever and (almost) wherever they travel.