While we recently forecasted Netflix’s arrival on the African continent, it seems that the US company has been more ambitious than was hoped by launching its service in several, somewhat unexpected, African countries.
Netflix is now available all over the african continent. Internet users living in Africa are now able to subscribe to the video streaming service and consume content that was previously only accessible via proxy servers.
The CEO of the company Reed Hastings has just announced at CES that Netflix would be available in 130 new countries: “Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings. “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.“
While Netflix is offering the service all over the world for the same prices, it is worth mentioning that the shows available in Africa are not the same as the ones users will enjoy in america.