Netflix is now available in all 54 African countries.
The American subscription video on demand (SVoD) provider has added 130 countries to its service.
The firm’s chief executive, Reed Hastings, announced this at the Consumer ELectronic Show in Las Vegas, USA.
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The reaction to the news on social media has been mixed.
Reason Africa so excited about— Rebecca Enonchong (africatechie) January 7, 2016
netflixisn't about content (we get free torrents), but for once, US tech considers us as an equal consumer
What Netflix & Chill means in Africa pic.twitter.com/YQlpuYqs4D— Sadia Ibrahim (@SadiaOfficial) January 7, 2016
Finally! Netflix is launching in Africa, will DSTV finally meet its waterloo? https://t.co/8NY7YkV4BT— MÖ (@ThatguyDavy) December 29, 2015
Content should not be a problem with Nollywood and other vibrant media industries across the continent. Already there are a number of African films streaming on Netflix, including Beast of no nation, Half of a Yellow Sun, Mother of George, October 1 among others.
As of October 2015, Netflix had 69.17 million subscribers globally, including more than 43 million in the United States of America.
You can now watch Netflix in… South Korea, Afghanistan, Angola, Antarctica, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin…— Netflix US (@netflix) January 6, 2016
Bouvet Island, Botswana, Congo, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d Ivoire, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Western Sahara, Eritrea…— Netflix US (@netflix) January 6, 2016
Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Heard Island and McDonald Islands…— Netflix US (@netflix) January 6, 2016
Netflix is now everywhere, except China, Crimea, North Korea and Syria, where it is banned from operating by US law.