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Netflix reaches 1 million streaming subscribers in UK, Ireland

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Aug 2012 12:25 User comments (3)

Netflix reaches 1 million streaming subscribers in UK, Ireland

Netflix has proudly boasted of hitting 1 million subscribers for their streaming service in the UK and Ireland.
The figure is notable as the service launched in the nations just seven months ago. Netflix says that time is the quickest to the milestone from any of its territory launches, ever.

Their press statement adds that the milestone was hit in a period four times faster than it took Twitter, and twice as fast as Facebook, although the comparisons are hardly apples to apples.

"This membership milestone is evidence that Netflix has rapidly gained popularity in the UK and Ireland," said Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings. "Our British and Irish members clearly enjoy the ability to instantly watch a large variety of TV shows and films streaming from Netflix on their favourite devices whenever they want."

Globally, Netflix has 27 million subscribers and over 25,000 TV episodes and movies available via their Watch Instantly catalog.

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3 user comments

121.8.2012 07:29

Given the amount of advertising they pounded out I'm not surprised, however plenty of people I know with it are simply disappointed and LoveFilm are supposed to offer the better service too.

221.8.2012 09:46

Only 1 mill? Still sounds to me like they haven't made that much of a splash. I'd still say (from experience) avoid them like the plague.

324.8.2012 09:01

I wonder how many of those "users" are active. I like many people signed up for a free account but have not continued a subscription. I found the choice of films poor when compared to Amazon's Love Film which I get free with my disc based subscription (I maintain the disc based one anyway to get HD blu ray discs)

Streaming services are fine when you have a fast connection and no one else using it at the same time, but not when you have someone online gaming, in the other room, complaining about the stuttering on their game.

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