So a cut down version of Netflix is being launched in Australian next year. Huzzah! Of course Murdoch, the owner of foxtel is pissed that his monoploy is ending and has started using his soapbox to mouth it off.
FOR the past 12 months, Aussies have been begging for US TV and movie streaming service Netflix to launch in Australia. The company finally announced yesterday that it will be in March, but prepare to be disappointed.
Netflix in Australia will have a lacklustre library of titles, as shown by the fact that yesterday’s launch titles were mediocre at best and did not include any of the big exclusives that have garnered Netflix popularity, including House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
The rest of the article is more waah waah about how bad this is for Australia and how it will lead to the death of children and the elderly. My favorite part…
If you think that you can simply continue to use your US Netflix account just as you are now once it launches here, think again. It’s no secret that Netflix makes it easy for international users to use a work-around to access the service. Once it launches locally, however, the company will want local users to access the Australian content, rather than US, and will most likely make it more difficult to access the US library.
Uhuh. So they are saying that us who already subscribe will be locked down. Yet Netflix doesn’t really enforce this in the UK or any other country, you can still change your regions and watch whatever you want using a service like getflix or a vpn. So just goes to show you how full of shit this publication is. Eat shit Murdoch, your time has come.