Netflix Goes Global at CES 2016, Now Available in Over 130 Countries
Netflix is now a full-fledged global phenomenon. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, CEO Reed Hastings announced that the popular online streaming network would be expanding their service to over 130 countries around the globe.
"Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network," said Hastings during his Keynote address. "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."
People around the globe can now enjoy Netflix's unparalled selection of Movies, TV Series and original content for as low $8 a month. Some of the company's self-developed hits include popular shows like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Narcos, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and its most recent hit, Making a Murderer.
This year also saw Netflix enter the realm of feature-length filmmaking for the first time with its maiden production: director Cary Joji Fukunaga's African war epic, Beasts of No Nation. The film has been receiving serious awards buzz as of late.
To start using Netflix, all you need is an internet connection and any compatible device. At this moment, most smart TV's, smartphones, tablets and game consoles are ready for use with the service. If all else fails, you can always opt to watch over the web browser of your choice.
"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," Continued Hastings. "We're looking forward to bringing great stories from all over the world to people all over the world."
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