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Netflix finally kicks off its next attack on Europe, starting with France

Published Sep 15th, 2014 6:50AM EDT
Netflix France Launch and Price

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Popular movie streaming service Netflix is ready to further expand its reach in Europe, as the company has launched in France, one of the many new local markets Netflix is trying to conquer. Even so, Netflix is expected to encounter stiff competition in the country, Reuters reports, as other companies are already offering similar streaming services.

Starting today, Netflix is taking registration in France, with users offered a month of free trial, followed by a €7.99 per month subscription (or around $10.35). The service will be available on connected TVs, computers, tablets, smartphones and game consoles, just like in other regions.

Additionally, Bouygues Telecom, the country’s third-largest telecom operator, announced that it’ll include access to Netflix services on its TV service starting with November.

Other telecom operators aren’t as enthusiastic about Netflix. Orange said in July it wouldn’t carry Netflix when it launches, having its own streaming service in place. Canal Plus also offers a streaming service in the region that will directly compete against Netflix.

Netflix also plans to produce original series in France, and has already announced one such title, political thriller “Marseille.

Netflix will also soon be available in other European markets, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.