Netflix Now Available in UK And Ireland

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Netflix has officially launched its streaming movie service in UK and Ireland. Along with the launch, Netflix has also released its app for iPhone and iPad in the App Store. Netflix is also accessible on the second generation Apple TV.

Here’s a snippet from their press release:

Starting today, people throughout the UK and Ireland can begin a free, one-month trial of Netflix by simply visiting Netflix.com. Members can select and instantly watch a wide array of Hollywood, local and global TV programmes and films on their TVs via a range of internet-connected devices capable of streaming from Netflix, including Smart TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray players, tablets and mobile phones.

“We are starting 2012 in the best possible way: by giving consumers in the UK and Ireland an amazing entertainment experience,” said Reed Hastings, co-founder and chief executive officer of Netflix. “Now, you can enjoy as many great films and TV programmes as you want, when you want, where you want, for one low monthly price with no contracts or commitments.”

Netflix is offering its streaming movie service for £5.99 per month in the UK and in Ireland for 6.99 euros per month and is giving away a free one-month trial.

It remains to be seen if Netflix will be as popular as it is in the US where over 20 million members have subscribed to their service, especially with competition from LoveFilm that has been around for quite sometime and was acquired by Amazon in January 2011.

You can download the free universal app from the App Store using this link.

  • Whyt Lindow

    I’ve had netflix since November in the UK, the service isn’t up to what it could be. Plus the UK version is very cut down in comparison to the US one.

  • Paradox

    @Lindow

    whats bad is the US one is having issues as well. There are times when streaming content becomes horrible and virtually unusable. One night I set up a movie using apple tv for my grandfather, and the movie stopped and buffered about 20 times. Switched to a movie streaming from iTunes and it played flawless throughout the transmission. Not the first time, and I am sure not the last time I’ll see this. Also seen horrid breakdown when streaming to the computer or iPad. Its intermittent, but very annoying.

  • Skippywilcox

    Here in Calgary Canada. It’s gotten better. But still. Not what I’d like to see. But we have found ways to watch us netflixs.

  • Whyt Lindow

    @Paradox

    I haven’t found too many issues with the UK one performance wise, although the quality drops can be quite annoying, especially when you’re in the same room as your router.
    Can’t stand the time it takes for a movie to authorise either, Especially on the web player…

  • laurie

    Got my membership a few days ago now, and i must say i absolutely love it.
    i am streaming through my apple tv2 and it works flawlessly. having a wii and xbox in other rooms means i can access it from all over the house and they all stream at the same time. will deffo keep the subscription after trial