January 7, 2016
…not like you couldn’t before, it’s just more official now and you don’t have to go around sneaking around using VPN and all that jazz. Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings just announced at this year’s CES that they’ll be making their service available to more than 130 countries around the world (including Singapore, of course) today. As he puts it, it’s the “birth of a new global Internet TV network”. We’ve waited long enough for this, and we can finally say goodbye to our VPNs. For those who are still perplexed, Netflix streams original series like Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Orange Is The New Black and Sense8, along with a catalog of licensed TV shows and movies for a monthly flat fee. 2016 will see 31 new and returning original series, 24 original feature films and documentaries and a whole range of stand-up comedy. The best thing about it is that you’ll be able to watch it on pretty much any device that has an Internet connection – even game consoles. And they’re available in high-definition with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound (some even in Ultra HD 4K!)
There are three different plans for you to choose from – the basic ($10.98), standard ($13.98) and premium ($16.98) services. The main differences across the three are basically the quality that’s available to you (standard definition, HD or Ultra HD) and the number of devices you can stream shows at the same time. They even throw in a free month for you to try it out.
Oh, and if you’ve previously subscribed the the US Netflix service via VPN, you can continue to do so on the same account without it now. Hoorah. Check out some of the shows that’ll be made available to you.
More information at netflix.com.