Netflix Expands Service to Latin America, Caribbean

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The popular streaming entertainment service Netflix, based in Los Gatos, California, has announced plans to expand into 43 countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The expansion will take place later this year and will only involve Netflix's instant streaming television and movie service; there will be no option for getting DVDs by mail. The instant streaming service will involve a single tier plan, with one monthly fee (not yet announced) providing access to all available streaming content. Netflix has also not yet announced the number of titles in that will be offered.

Content available to the Latin American and Caribbean countries will include local, global, and United States TV shows and movies, and the service will be accessible in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Subscribers will be able to stream content through connected TVs, set-top boxes, Windows and Macintosh computers, and mobile devices.

Those interested in subscribing can go to the Netflix site and sign up to get email when the expansion begins later this year.

Netflix began its streaming service in the United States in 2007. In 2010, it expanded service to Canada. The company has been busy announcing content deals lately, the most recent a multi-year agreement with Open Road Films to bring theatrical releases exclusively to Netflix after their DVD release.

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