Netflix has announced that its services will be available worldwide. This will carry out the Internet TV network to over 130 countries all over the world, which is far from the 60 countries it ended with last year. Netflix co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings made the huge announcement at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev., on Wednesday.
"Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network," Hastings said, according to the Netflix Media Center.
… Netflix is now global. #NetflixEverywhere
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 6, 2016
Netflix offers a powerhouse of original series that they are now offering globally. "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," Hastings said.
Despite the big expansion, Netflix will not be available in China, but the company is hoping to be available there before the year ends.
"The key in approaching the Chinese business is really working on relationships," Hastings said, according to NewsMax. "In the rest of the world, we are racing ahead."
Netflix will also not be available in Syria, Crimea, and South Korea due to the United States government regulations. However, it will have the Arabic, Korean, and Chinese languages offered in addition to the 17 languages presently available, according to Empowered News.
Netflix pioneered their streaming service in 2007 which it since expanded to Canada, Latin America, Europe. It proceeded to Australia, New Zealand, other countries, as well.
Where in the world is Netflix available? Check the long list here.