Netflix will expand to Japan in the fall

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Netflix will expand to Japan in the fallJapan is one of the upcoming markets that will receive Netflix streaming for movies and TV shows. Netflix has announced it will introduce streaming services to the market in the fall. Little was said about the launch in the company’s post about the expansion. Though, Netflix did say it would have a lot of Japanese-specific content available for streaming upon launch.

“At launch, in addition to a strong selection of Japanese TV series and films, the premium and unique Netflix offering will include such original series as Marco Polo, the dramatic thriller Sense8, Marvel’s Daredevil, and the Academy Award-nominated documentary Virunga,” says Netflix.

Netflix has already unveiled other plans to launch in new markets between 2015 and 2016. A large global roll out is underway and will be finished next year. Current plans include an expansion to markets including Australia. Netflix has yet to reach some of its biggest potential markets like China, though there are reportedly plans for a Chinese expansion.

One trend that probably won’t go away in the new global markets for Netflix is the use of VPNs to access American content. This is because content is greatly limited in some areas, so accessing the US version of Netflix can be superior to using one’s own version of the service. Given the widespread use of Netflix with VPNs, there are millions of users around the world who don’t technically have support for the service in their home country.

Via [The Verge]

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