Netflix promised its next European expansion would occur in The Netherlands, and today it's switching on service for the first time. Priced at €7.99 per month (with a one month free trial available), it brings the usual package of assorted Hollywood movies and TV shows, Netflix Originals and local selections like De Heineken Ontvoering, Alles is Liefde, Spiksplinter and Kikkerdril to Dutch viewers -- we recommend Orange is the New Black. Check the press release after the break for more content details, as well as which hardware in the country is compatible with it at launch.
Netflix Now Available In The Netherlands
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix Inc., the world's leading Internet television network with more than 37 million members, is now available in the Netherlands. Starting today, the Dutch can get instant access to a wide variety of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix for only €7.99 per month.
Netflix has revolutionized entertainment by giving members the ability to enjoy TV shows and movies when, how and where they want with seamless, instant access across TVs, tablets, mobile devices, game consoles and computers. Hollywood blockbusters, top TV shows, documentaries, independent films, stand-up comedy, a wide range of kids' titles and local Dutch titles are now available to watch instantly on Netflix in the Netherlands.
"We're proud to bring the future of television to the Netherlands," said Reed Hastings, co-founder and chief executive officer of Netflix. "The Dutch have incredible broadband, but until today have not been able to take full advantage of their fast connections. Now people in the Netherlands can subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch great TV shows and movies anywhere, anytime, for one low monthly price."
Netflix offers a great entertainment experience with many titles available in high-definition and with Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. Advanced recommendation technologies and connection through Facebook help consumers discover TV shows and movies they'll love. People in the Netherlands can try Netflix for free for one month by signing up at www.netflix.nl.
Now On Netflix In The Netherlands
Now available on Netflix in the Netherlands are all episodes of the four critically- and popularly-acclaimed Netflix series that premiered this year and have never before been shown in the Netherlands: political drama House of Cards, mystery Hemlock Grove (starring Famke Janssen), season four of comedy Arrested Development and prison dramedy Orange is the New Black. Derek, a new comedy from Ricky Gervais, will also be available exclusively on Netflix in the Netherlands starting Sept. 12.
Among the thousands of hours of entertainment available at launch are previous full seasons of American shows such as Dexter, Homeland, Lost, Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars, Spartacus and The Vampire Diaries. Full seasons of international TV include popular British series Luther and Sherlock as well as Scandinavian favorites The Killing and The Bridge.
Hollywood and international feature films now available on Netflix include The Kite Runner, The King's Speech, Kill Bill 2 and The Expendables. Documentaries now available on Netflix include Food Inc., Planet Earth, Man vs. Wild and We are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists.
Among the Dutch titles now on Netflix in the Netherlands are feature films Alles is Liefde, All Stars 2: Old Stars, De Heineken Ontvoering, Gooische Vrouwen and Sonny Boy. Dutch comedy on Netflix includes Hans Teeuwen's Spiksplinter and Lebbis' Branding.
Kids and families can enjoy TV shows such as Adventure Time, My Little Pony, Nijntje, The Adventures of Tintin and features such as Kikkerdril, Ratatouille and Wall-E.
In the coming months, more TV shows and movies will be added.
Watch Anytime, Anywhere in the best possible quality
Netflix is available on virtually any device that has an Internet connection, including computers, tablets, smartphones, Smart TVs and game consoles. Netflix automatically provides the best possible quality based on the available bandwidth.
Among the devices that support Netflix at launch in the Netherlands are:
Wii, Wii U
Home theater systems
Internet media players
Phones and tablets
iOS phones and tablets
Android phones and tablets
About Netflix, Inc.
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 37 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.