announces Australian launch date - 3rd March 2015
and movie fans, get the popcorn ready - Netflix is
arriving in Australia in less than three weeks.
world's largest streaming film and television service
will be available in Australia and New Zealand for
the first time on March 24.
Aussies and Kiwis have heard a lot about Netflix over
the years,' said Netflix co-founder and chief executive
excited they'll get to experience our unique blend
of Netflix original content, local series and films,
and popular movies and TV shows from around the world.'
flagship show House of Cards Season Three will be
available in full upon the launch, but it's a month
too late for TV-hungry Australians.
new season of the political drama, starring Kevin
Spacey, was released in full on February 27 in the
recently renegotiated from Foxtel the rights for the
the delayed release means fans will have to wait almost
a month to legally watch the hit show.
of course, many won't wait that long.
was the fourth biggest illegal downloader of House
of Cards Season Three, with more than 40,000 homes
pirating the show in the 48 hours since its US release.
has also announced it will team up with internet provider
iiNet and Microsoft's gaming console X-Box for the
customers who sign up with Netflix will be able to
stream film and television without adding to home
data caps, while gamers who buy a new Xbox One will
get three months of prepaid Netflix access.
content from Netflix will be available on smart televisions,
gaming consoles, tablets and smartphones.