Netflix to launch streaming in Latin America and the Caribbean

Netflix announced the company will offer streaming services to 43 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean later this year. Residents in those areas, including Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, will be able to watch streaming movies and TV shows on PCs, Macs and supported mobile devices.

This has been a controversial subject for residents of Puerto Rico who have been able to subscribe to Netflix (paying the same rate as residents in the U.S. mainland for DVDs-by-mail) but have not been able to get streaming content. In the U.S., members have been able to stream titles since 2007.

Netflix services will be offered in Spanish, Portuguese, and English languages.

Last year Netflix launched a streaming-only service in Canada which was not without controversy as the option was not yet available in the United States.

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Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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