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Netflix expands to Mexico, South and Central America

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jul 2011 21:55 User comments (4)

Netflix expands to Mexico, South and Central America Netflix has announced it will be expanding its streaming service to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbea later this year.
The company will expand to 43 new countries with a staggered rollout.

Users in the new countries will be able to watch global and local TV shows in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Just like in the U.S., the service will be viewable on computers, mobile devices and TVs.

Says the company via its official blog:

Netflix members in the U.S. and Canada have really taken to watching instantly. We feel great about being able to offer the same combination of convenience, choice and value to people in Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.


In 2010, Netflix expanded the streaming service to Canada, its first step to move internationally.

It is unclear what the service will be priced at in the new nations.

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4 user comments

15.7.2011 22:28

kay?

25.7.2011 23:35

I sure wish Netfux would address the many problems people are having with the UI, inefficient device support, half-caring customer service and unresponsive upper management before rolling out service to a whole set of new customers. Of course, the countries being targeted to receive Netfux service are already used to abuse, neglect and irresponsibility. There should be no problem at all in getting their money.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Jul 2011 @ 23:37

36.7.2011 23:01

Finally some love for the Caribbean, hopefully this is implemented soon!



410.7.2011 3:37

Originally posted by baxter00:
I sure wish Netfux would address the many problems people are having with the UI, inefficient device support, half-caring customer service and unresponsive upper management before rolling out service to a whole set of new customers. Of course, the countries being targeted to receive Netfux service are already used to abuse, neglect and irresponsibility. There should be no problem at all in getting their money.
Not only that baxter, they should address the problem with ISP's bandwidth caps and overage fees, if they can't do anything to change ISP's minds, then they should invest on their own to provide their service independent from any ISP. But is much easier to charge your fee, have the ISPs worry if your streaming is eating a big chunk of their bandwidth (29% downstream) and users problem how much they are imposed to pay monthly to their ISPs. If you're smart, you better off not using Netflix at all, and saving money by not giving ISPs the excuse to overcharge for internet, while renting DVDs and Blu-rays for a buck.

If USA and Canada can serve as example, is never a good idea to rely on a intermediary to provide your service, because you give them the power to dictade restrictions and prices at both ends. Now they are moving to the rest of the world, where ISPs aren't imposing bandwidth caps and overage fees yet, but if becames as popular as in USA and Canada, they eventually will. Goodbye flat unlimited rates all around, welcome the monetization of internet, but hey... everybody wanted Netflix.
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