Las Vegas: Netflix, the world’s leading video-streaming network, announced the launch of its services globally in Sri Lanka and 129 other countries on Wednesday.
According to a statement posted on the Netflix website, the announcement was made by the firm’s Co-founder and Chief Executive, Reed Hastings at his keynote speech at the CES tech show in Las Vegas Wednesday.
“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings.
While largely available in English in most new countries, Netflix today added Arabic, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese to the 17 languages it already supports.
Members with a streaming-only plan will be able to watch instantly through the Netflix service. The movies and TV shows that are available to stream may vary by location, and will change from time to time.
Netflix is available on virtually any device that has an Internet connection, including personal computers, tablets, smartphones, Smart TVs and game consoles, and automatically provides the best possible streaming quality based on available bandwidth.
Netflix, whose services were available in more than 60 countries before Wednesday’s launch, had previously said it aimed to reach 200 countries by the end of 2016.
However, all shows will not be available immediately to some Netflix fans.
“We’re moving as quickly as we can to have global availability of all the content on Netflix,” Hastings said at a press conference after the keynote address.