Netflix goes global from today... except for China

Company makes big splashy announcement at CES, but isn't quite accurate.

Published Wed, Jan 6 2016 4:03 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

From today, content streaming giant Netflix has announced it has gone live in (almost) every country in the world and adding more than 160 new locations and more languages such as Arabic, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Netflix goes global from today... except for China |

During the companies CES keynote, Netflix Co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings announced that "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."

Despite this big announcement, Netflix has admitted that the service is still not available in China, probably due to the countries tough government censorship, and also not in Crimea, North Korea and Syria "due to U.S. government restrictions on American companies."


Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles