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Netflix in UK, Ireland

Netflix launches in UK and Ireland.

By Jarrod Sarafin     January 09, 2012
Source: Netflix


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Netflix, Inc., the leading global internet subscription service for films and TV programmes, launches today in the United Kingdom and Ireland , offering instant and unlimited access to a broad range of entertainment for the low monthly price of 5.99 Pounds Sterling in the UK and euro 6.99 in Ireland .

Starting today, people throughout the UK and Ireland can begin a free, one-month trial of Netflix by simply visiting Netflix.com. Members can select and instantly watch a wide array of Hollywood , local and global TV programmes and films on their TVs via a range of internet-connected devices capable of streaming from Netflix, including Smart TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray players, tablets and mobile phones.

"We are starting 2012 in the best possible way: by giving consumers in the UK and Ireland an amazing entertainment experience," said Reed Hastings , co-founder and chief executive officer of Netflix. "Now, you can enjoy as many great films and TV programmes as you want, when you want, where you want, for one low monthly price with no contracts or commitments."

With more than 20 million streaming members in 47 countries and territories, Netflix has revolutionised entertainment by providing seamless and unlimited access to tens of thousands of hours of Hollywood and international feature films, full seasons of new and classic TV programmes, global documentaries, independent cinema and an incredible range of kids' programming in a specially designed section called "Just for Kids."

At launch, Netflix is offering films and TV programmes from All3Media, the BBC, CBS, Channel 4's 4oD, Disney UK & Ireland , ITV, Lionsgate UK, MGM, Miramax, Momentum Pictures, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox and Viacom International Media Networks.

Among the tens of thousands of hours of great films and TV programmes available at launch are recent big screen hits such as "The Expendables" and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop;" first-rate American programmes such as "Breaking Bad," "24" and "90210;" previous full seasons of UK favourites including "The Only Way is Essex ," "Top Gear," "The Inbetweeners" and "Torchwood;" and a wide-range of documentaries, art house films and classics ranging from "The 39 Steps" and "The Aviator" to "Man on Wire," "The Men Who Stare at Goats," "The Princess Bride" and "Once." In the coming months, more great films and TV programmes will be added, building upon the great entertainment choices available today.

A pioneer in the delivery of high quality streaming video and of advanced recommendation technologies that help consumers find the films and TV programmes they'll love, Netflix offers an unbeatable entertainment experience with many films and programmes available in hi-definition and with Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1 sound.

Netflix is integrated with Facebook to make it easy for people to discover new films and programmes through their friends. Members can connect their Facebook account to Netflix and share what they're watching on both Netflix and their Facebook Timeline. Similar to the success of social music and social gaming, the integration gives people another way to connect with friends around common passions. Members can always control what they share and can turn off sharing anytime, from either Netflix or Facebook.

People in the UK and Ireland can instantly click and play films and TV programmes streamed over the internet from Netflix using the following devices that may already be in their living rooms and a complete range of upcoming TVs, Blu-ray players and other devices.

 

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middlerealm 1/9/2012 10:41:51 AM

 So..... is Netflix any good, or worth the money? I've heard people mention it before but never looked into it as it wasn't available to me until now.

RedHood2010 1/9/2012 10:58:00 AM

For my family it is worth the money.  We only do the streaming side and we use it TOO much. :-)   Good selection of tv and movies.

lusiphur 1/9/2012 11:33:18 AM

 My wife and I use both the mail service and the streaming.  We find ourselves watching the streaming much more than the dvd/blu-ray.  

middlerealm 1/9/2012 12:14:48 PM

 From what i've seen looking at it so far, it seem like an ideal thing for the kids. I'd use the movies section a lot too.... i'm definately leaning towards trying it out. At least for the free first month anyways.

BunyonSnipe 1/9/2012 1:01:01 PM

Wow... Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

I see they are leading with the BIG GUNS, eh?

Seiously of ALL the films the could have touted... PAUL FECKING BLART?

donkingkong 1/9/2012 1:04:04 PM

First rate American TV programs such as 90210?  Hahaha.  Netflix is still a good deal, used to be sooooo much better a few years back.  I mean tons better. Used to get unlimited bluray/dvd and streaming for same price now it's double if you want both.  Streaming Service lacks most newer releases and even the latest  dvd/blurays aren't availble with Netflix the way there are with OnDemand, BlockBuster, Vudu and Redbox, etc...   Sorry you guys missed the boat on the glory days.

VinJoy 1/9/2012 3:29:22 PM

I've been with Netflix since their begining. Great Anime selection. Ironman 2 is streaming Incredible Hulk, lots of Marvel movies and cartoons. Including Black Panther. Best bang for your buck in my opinion.

raa2001 1/9/2012 8:22:25 PM

 Theres still many people who complain about Netflix but I feel that its worth the money and still cheaper than having cable. I'd even pay a little more for streaming if they decided to stream newer, more popular content.

doublerdiner 1/10/2012 4:22:15 AM

Well worth it.  People have complained about things like this past year's price increase (myself included) but we're all just being cry babies.  It is still a deal.  Yay, Netflix.

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