Netflix Now Streaming in Sweden, More Scandinavian Support Coming

Josh WolfordIT Management

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Good news, residents of Sweden. As promised earlier this year, Netflix Instant is finally available in your country.

Netflix announced their big expansion into Scandinavia back in August, saying that their streaming service would come to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland by year's end. Well, one down and three to go. Netflix says that they'll be moving into the other countries "soon."

"Starting today, people throughout Sweden who love watching movies and TV shows can join almost 30 million of our members from over fifty countries around the world, who enjoy our service over the Internet streaming to Smart TVs, game consoles, computers, tablets, mobile devices and more.

There's a free trial for a month, after that Netflix only costs 79kr per month. From day one, you’ll able to get instant access to full seasons of TV shows such as The Walking Dead, 24, and Sherlock, and great films such as The Expendables, The Matrix, and Happy Feet Two, as well as tons of great Swedish shows and movies. We’ll be adding new content continuously," says Netflix director of content Erik Barmack.

The cost of the new service is 79kr per month, which is just a few cents shy of $12.

Netflix just beats HBO in the race to stream in Scandinavia. Just a couple of weeks after Netflix announced their expansion, HBO unveiled their brand new HBO Nordic streaming service. HBO Nordic is HBO's first real venture into standalone streaming, as Nordic users will not have to have a pay-TV subscription to access it.

HBO Nordic is expected to launch this month.

Netflix is now available in over 50 countries around the world and their streaming service reaches nearly 30 million people.

Josh Wolford
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