Leading Internet movie subscription service Netflix is spreading its tentacles in most parts of the world. Close on the heels of announcing its forays in the Latin America and the Caribbean markets, the company said today (Oct. 24) it will expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early 2012. (Read: Netflix in Latin America and the Caribbean)
It will offer unlimited TV shows and movies streaming instantly over the Internet to TVs and computers for a monthly subscription price.
Upon launch, Netflix members from the UK and Ireland will be able to instantly watch a wide array of TV shows and movies right on their TVs via a range of consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix, as well as on PCs, Macs and mobile tablets and phones.
Further details about the service, including pricing, content and supported devices, will be announced closer to launch.
Also, Netflix has expanded its support for the Android mobile operating system with the release of a Netflix app for Android.
The new app adds support for tablets running Android 3.x and, for the first time, lets Netflix members in Canada and Latin America instantly watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix on their Android-powered smartphones and tablets. (Read: Netflix Movies for Android Smartphones and Tablets)[ Also Read: Netflix Streaming on Nintendo 3DS Hand-Helds ]
Recently, Netflix said it will not rename its DVD-by-mail service and its U.S. members will continue to go to the Netflix website for both unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs. (Read: No Qwikster; Netflix Site for Streaming and DVDs)
Moreover, the company has made it easier for kids and families to instantly watch a range of kid-friendly TV shows and movies with its new “Just for Kids” experience. (Read: Netflix Unveils Just for Kids Experience)
Netflix has been streaming to U.S. members since 2007, adding Canada in 2010 and 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in September 2011.