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Netflix Now Available In 130 Contries Including Nigeria


Netflix has expanded to 130 more countries and Nigeria made it to the list. This announcement was made at the on-going Consumer Eletronics Show (CES) when Reed Hastings, the company’s CEO, delivered his keynote speech. The subscription-based video streaming service provider is now available in over 190 countries globally. Almost every country in the world is now included with just a few exceptions like China, North Korea, Syria, Crimea and a few others.

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Nextflix CEO Reed Hastings during his keynote speech.

Steve Hastings said:

Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network. 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.

Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network. 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.

Until now, Netflix was only available in about 60 countries with restrictions to accessible TV shows.

For the first month, the service is totally free and pricing starts from $7.99 per month after the trial ends. This should be around ₦2,000 considering the present exchange rate. Here’s a promotional video uploaded to Youtube showing what to expect:

This sounds like good news but in a country like Nigeria where unlimited internet connectivity comes with a huge price tag, the service may not gain popularity like it should. It remains to be seen if network providers will step up to the challenge.

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