Netflix is Now Global


Yes, that's right. Netflix has finally done it! 

The world's most popular on-demand media streaming service is now available in over 190 countries spanning across the entire globe. 

Netflix made the announcement -- and the service went live -- during a keynote by Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings at CES 2016.

Here is what the man himself said before officially 'flicking the switch' and making Netflix available to 190 countries the world-over: 


"Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network [...] 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."
- Reed Hastings



Netflix also took this moment to add even more languages to its already 17-languages strong offering, now supporting Korean, Arabic and Chinese.

The only countries that still are not being offered access to the on-demand media streaming service today are China, North Korea, Crimea and Syria. This is due to strict government restrictions on American companies. So if you are in one of these countries, definitely consider using a VPN like ExpressVPN to get access to Netflix instantly from your location. 

This is an incredible move by the world's most popular and widely-used on-demand service. We expect the amount of users to absolutely sky-rocket as a result of this decision. 

If you are in a country that -- until this moment -- had not yet had access to the service, head on over to Netflix right now to sign up!

Chris Beattie
 

Managing Director & Editor in Chief at Fried.com -- I live for tech, fitness, autonomy, music and purpose.

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