Netflix announced that it will launch in South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in early 2016. The news follows a September 2 launch in Japan, which was the company’s first launch in Asia.
The company reaffirmed its plans to complete a global rollout by the end of next year.
“The combination of increasing Internet speeds and ubiquity of connected devices provides consumers with the anytime, anywhere ability to enjoy their favorite TV shows and movies on the Netflix service,” said CEO Reed Hastings. “These four markets well represent those trends.”
“Netflix will be available at launch on smart TVs, tablets and smartphones, computers and a range of Internet-capable game consoles and set-top boxes,” the company says. “Additional details on pricing, programming and supported devices will be available at a later date.”
Netflix is poised to launch in Portugal, Italy, and Spain next month. Earlier this year, it launched in Cuba, New Zealand, and Australia.
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