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Is Netflix.com.au coming soon?

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Sean Fang Sat, 30/11/2013 - 22:10

According to The Australian, Netflix may be coming to Australia (officially) sooner than you think.

Sources close to Netflix says that a launch may be "imminent", although Netflix remained tight-lipped when asked about an Australian launch.

"At this point we have not announced any further details about our international expansion," a Netflix spokesperson told Media.

Netflix has recently focused their attention on European markets, and have always been coy when asked about an Aussie launch. Australia being too small of a market, and issues with broadband availability have been cited as reasons for the lack of an Australian Netflix.

Australians currently can access Netflix using geo-unblocker services like Unblock-Us, but there has been a growing call for the subscription streaming service to extend their service here and offer an Australian-centric library of content. Consumer advocate CHOICE went out and officially endorsed the use of geo-unblockers as a way to access Netflix, after the company failed to respond to the group's call to clarify their Australian plans (if they existed in the first place). A recent report puts the number of Australians using Netflix via geo-unblockers at 20,000.

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