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Netflix has officially launched in Australia and New Zealand

Good news for cord cutters down in Oceania, you don’t have to use a proxy or VPN to access Netflix anymore! The popular streaming service has officially launched in Australia and New Zealand, albeit with a somewhat limited content package. While the service does offer hundreds of regional television shows not available in Canada or the United States, the content offerings are still significantly smaller than their North American counterparts. 

Cord cutters in Australia and New Zealand can now access on-demand TV shows and movies from Netflix via Apple TV, Smart TVs, Blu-Ray players, game consoles, the Web and more, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Prior to today’s launch, an estimated 200,000 Australians subscribed to and accessed the U.S. version of Netflix by spoofing their location. With what appears to be a limited content package, however, it remains to be seen if those users will switch over. The publication notes Australia Netflix currently boasts much fewer titles compared to its North American counterparts, but does offer nearly 700 regional shows not available in the U.S. or Canada as a consolation. Netflix previously said that content selection will improve as the platform matures, adding more titles at regular intervals. The company used a similar tactic in the U.S. and Canada.

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