Netflix, a leading global internet subscription service for films and TV programmes, launches today, Jan. 9, in the United Kingdom and Ireland, offering instant and unlimited access to a broad range of entertainment for the monthly price of 5.99 Pounds Sterling in the UK and euro 6.99 in Ireland.
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Starting today, people throughout the UK and Ireland can begin a free, one-month trial of Netflix by visiting Netflix.com. Members can select and instantly watch an 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.
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“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.
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.
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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.
People in the UK and Ireland can instantly click and play films and TV programmes streamed over the internet from Netflix using different devices that may already be in their living rooms and a complete range of upcoming TVs, Blu-ray players and other devices.