Netflix Instant Streaming Coming to the U.K. and Ireland in 2012
>By Christopher Weaver
Netflix announced today that they will be offering their service to those who reside in the U.K. and Ireland — starting in early 2012. Even though the price has yet to be announced, customers in the U.S. pay $7.99/month and we imagine that pricing will be similar in these new areas. There was no mention of Netflix’s DVD by mail service being offered in these new markets.
Netflix has been very vigilant in expanding to new markets and adding new content, with things really heating up recently. Netflix only offered their service to the U.S. and Canada until September 2011, when they launched in an additional 43 countries. Since September, we have seen many new content deals made with some large content partners. Expect to continue seeing new announcements from Netflix, and check back here at allGeek for all those important updates. Read the press release below for all additional details.
Netflix to Launch Service in the UK and Ireland for Streaming Movies and TV Shows in Early 2012
LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the leading global Internet movie subscription service, today announced it will expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows and movies streaming instantly over the Internet to TVs and computers for one low monthly subscription price.
Upon launch, Netflix members from the UK and Ireland will be able to instantly watch a wide array of TV shows and movies right on their TVs via a range of consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix, as well as on PCs, Macs and mobile tablets and phones. Further details about the service, including pricing, content and supported devices, will be announced closer to launch.
Netflix has been streaming to U.S. members since 2007, adding Canada in 2010 and 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in September 2011. Netflix has revolutionized entertainment across the Americas by giving its members a huge selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy when and where they want.
People interested in becoming members of Netflix in the UK or Ireland can go to www.netflix.com to sign up to receive an email alert letting them know when Netflix has launched in their country.
With more than 25 million members in the United States, Canada and Latin America, Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] 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 and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, Internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and Internet video players; Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 700 devices that stream from Netflix are available.
SOURCE Netflix, Inc.