Online video streaming company Netflix announced today at CES in Las Vegas that it has launched its service in 130 countries, nearly the whole world, with the exception of China.
A check on Netflix.com shows that the service is also now available in Singapore. You no longer need to tunnel through US or overseas servers just to watch your favourite movies or dramas.
Subscribers can now get one month free and 3 plans to choose from. Starting price is S$10.98 for BASIC (Standard Definition), $13.98 for Standard Pacakge (HD and $16.98 for Premium). The differences in the plans are tabulated below.
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In its first couple of years Netflix was limited to a number of regions but in recent years we have seen that number of services grow rapidly. Now the streaming giant has a presence in almost every key market, including India and Russia.
CEO Reed Hastings made the announcement today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
“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,” said Hastings. “With the help of the Internet, we are putting power in consumers’ hands to watch whenever, wherever and on whatever device.”
There are a couple of other exceptions too, which aren’t exactly surprising. The streaming service “won’t be available in Crimea, North Korea, and Syria due to US government restrictions on American companies.”
Nevertheless, it looks like good news for Netflix as its stock jumped six percent following the news breaking.