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Here’s what you’re missing if you watch Netflix anywhere but America

January 8th, 2016 at 1:59 PM
Netflix US Library vs Other Countries

Netflix made waves this week at CES 2016 by tripling the number of countries with access to the streaming service. As of this past Wednesday, over 190 countries are now able to stream TV shows and movies from the most popular subscription service on the planet — but not all versions of Netflix are created equal.

In order to see just how much the libraries of other countries differed from that of the United States, scoured every version of the streaming service and extracted the exact number of movies and shows from each country.

You can see the full list at, but these are the top 10:


Interestingly, Canada doesn’t make an appearance until you scroll 30 lines down, Mexico barely makes the top 40 and the United Kingdom doesn’t even manage to break the top 50. Of course, it’s all relative to how Netflix is able to negotiate rights management with the owners of the content, but it’s still surprising to see how the deals shake out.

“Access to Netflix isn’t just a pure numbers game because it will always depend on what it is you want to watch, and the specific rights Netflix holds in each territory,” explains. “That doesn’t even extend to Netflix Originals series, where (for example) in Hong Kong, Netflix doesn’t stream House of Cards due presumably to the rights having already been assigned to another broadcaster.”

It’s a fascinating list to peruse, and you can even see the full list of titles for several countries at this link. It’s not comprehensive at the moment, but you can at least get a taste of what other countries have available to watch.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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