Netflix has announced it will expand to 43 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean later this year, offering unlimited TV shows and movies streaming instantly over the internet to TVs and computers for one monthly subscription price.
Netflix has been streaming to US members since 2007, adding the service in Canada last year. The move into the Americas comes as a surprise to many industry insiders, as the company was expected to launch in Europe – and in particular in the UK – as their first international move.
Upon launch, Netflix members from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean will be able to instantly watch a wide array of American, local and global 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 devices.
Members in the region will be able to access Netflix in Spanish, Portuguese, or English, depending on their preference.
At the moment Netflix has more than 23 million members in the US and Canada, who subscribe to unlimited movies and TV shows for $7.99 (€5.52) a month.