Netflix is now everywhere in the world
Streaming service goes global, expanding to almost every country
They can now Netflix and chill in Azerbaijan.
Netflix announced Wednesday at CES that the streaming service is now available globally, bringing its Internet TV network to more than 130 new countries around the world.
“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said co-founder and chief executive Reed 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.”
The expansion involved adding services in Arabic, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese to the 17 languages it already supports.
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“From today onwards, we will listen and we will learn, gradually adding more languages, more content and more ways for people to engage with Netflix,” said Hastings. “We’re looking forward to bringing great stories from all over the world to people all over the world.”
However, there are still a few countries that do not receive the service. Netflix will not yet be available in China, though the company says it’s continuing “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.”
Netflix launched in 2007.