The only four places that still don't have Netflix are definitely not chill

Netflix launched in 130 new countries today, making it available almost anywhere in the world. Almost.

The company’s co-founder and chief executive Reed Hastings boasted during a keynote speech at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES):

Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global internet TV network.

With this launch, consumers around the world, from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo, will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously - no more waiting.

However, due to US government restrictions the service is still unavailable in four places.

Coincidentally the territories - China, North Korea, Syria and Crimea - could probably do with a little more chill, as the repulsively omnipresent meme goes.

Netflix has also hinted it is making ground on removing content restrictions by region.

Licensing restrictions currently mean UK subscribers cannot, for example, watch Friends or The US Office, which has lead many to turn to VPN proxy servers to bypass the restrictions.

Here's hoping Beijing can one day experience the emotional rollercoaster of Ross and Rachel. Perhaps then we can reach a global consensus over whether or not they were on a break.

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