Netflix service now available in 130 more countries
30 Mar 2016
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 06: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at CES 2016 at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 9 and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)[/caption]
At his CES keynote, Reed Hastings announced that Netflix was going live in 130 new countries, including India, Russia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Singapore, Turkey, Indonesia, and South Korea. Prior to today, Netflix was available in 60 countries.
With more than 25 million members in the United States, Canada and Latin America, Netflix, Inc. is the world’s leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. For US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed over the Internet to PCs, Macs
The company also announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that it would be adding high dynamic range (HDR) videos later this year. HDR shows millions of extra colours and better contrast between black and white — it requires a special TV, but many of the top sets now include the technology.