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These are the best and worst countries in the world for Netflix

Posted by Louis Doré in ents
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Netflix announced earlier in the year that it would stream services globally, with only a few notable exceptions.

However, due to US government restrictions the service is still unavailable in four places: China, North Korea, Syria and Crimea.

This is due to complicated content ownership and distribution rights across a variety of titles.

Research by Exstreamist.com has revealed the countries who have it best and worst in terms of the Netflix library on offer, by totalling the numbers of titles available.

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The UK ranks 123rd, with 2,028 titles, 1,586 of which are films, putting it just below halfway in the table of 185 different countries - meaning people in countries like Suriname, Benin and Equatorial Guinea have better Netflix than we do.

Morocco is the worst country in the world for film and TV fanatics, with just 157 different titles on offer.

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The research, taken on 22 February 2016, is also available for download in .CSV form.

Netflix has previously hinted it is making ground on removing content restrictions by region, but is more concerned with tackling piracy:

CEO Reed Hastings told Gizmodo Australia during a conference:

The VPN thing is a small little asterisk compared to piracy.

Piracy is really the problem around the world. The VPN scenario is someone who wants to pay and can't quite pay. The basic solution is for Netflix to get global and have its content be the same all around the world so there's no incentive to [use a VPN]. Then we can work on the more important part, which is piracy.


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