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Netflix USA vs The World: Content libraries compared

Netflix has been available worldwide for some time now and we’ve scoured every available Netflix library to see how they compare.

Ever since it expanded out from its original US base, the Netflix story has been much the same. That is, the US library dwarfing that of any of its expansion territories thanks to differing rights management for the streaming content it delivers.

While it would be tempting to assume that Netflix simply applied a single global library to all its new territories, it turns out this isn’t the case, with huge variance in terms of the number of titles available across each location primarily based on your IP address.

Access to Netflix isn’t just a pure numbers game because it will always depend on what it is you want to watch and the specific rights the platform holds in each territory. That doesn’t even extend to Netflix Originals series, where (for example) in Hong Kong, Netflix didn’t previously stream House Of Cards (although it does now).

In a sheer numbers sense, we’ve compiled data on every available Netflix territory for its Movie and TV offerings where that data is available. You can sort each column depending on your taste in movies or TV to see how each country compares to the mammoth US library.

Are there easy winners or losers? Predictably, US territories score well in comparative terms against the US itself, with the surprise winners in the movie stakes being Martinique and Equatorial Guinea respectively.

Average net speeds in Equatorial Guinea are only 1.164Mbps downstream, however, so it seems likely that the majority of that library will only be streamed in standard definition.

The two worst countries to access Netflix in globally would be Morocco and Albania, neither of which crack 50 available TV titles; Morocco additionally has the lowest number of available movies from countries we’ve yet been able to assess.

Country # of TV Shows # of Movies
United States 1971 3761
Honduras 1754 3024
Peru 1754 3028
Ecuador 1752 3026
Paraguay 1754 3028
Canada 1859 4191
Chile 1750 3015
Ireland 2063 4308
Mexico 1760 3029
Costa Rica 1754 3023
Argentina 1757 3028
Bolivia 1754 3027
Colombia 1752 3029
Venezuela 1754 3027
Denmark 1491 2845
Norway 1487 2836
Sweden 1487 2833
Finland 1485 2825
Brazil 1735 2998
United Kingdom 2052 4321
Australia 2020 3994
New Zealand 2027 3957
Netherlands 1517 3343
France 1768 3323
Switzerland 1767 3445
Belgium 1520 3085
Guatemala 1574 3011
Greece 1179 2873
Germany 1803 3591
Austria 1788 3562
Japan 1968 3563
Spain 1612 3136
Italy 1443 3162
Latvia 1889 4083
Czech Republic 1006 2565
Poland 1498 3238
Romania 1388 3394
Hungary 945 2250
India 2059 3629
Portugal 1546 2949
Bulgaria 1924 4402
Russia 1141 1563
Malaysia 771 1249
Philippines 2113 4081
Vietnam 184 528
Mauritius 230 525
Turkey 1629 2814
South Korea 1784 3125
Singapore 2111 3981
South Africa 1978 3563
Indonesia 1558 2296
Thailand 1880 2854

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    BrianSeptember 26, 2019

    Hi there, thanks for reaching out!

    Unfortunately none of the five Pirates of the Caribbean films from “Curse of the Black Pearl” to “Dead Man’s Chest” are available for streaming through Netflix. They are however currently available to stream as rentals through services like Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, the Google Play Store and iTunes.

    Hope this helps!
    Brian

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    AAugust 29, 2017

    Is there anyway to get access to netflix as If your from a different country so it has a wider selection of films and shows?

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      DanielleAugust 29, 2017

      Hi there!

      Thank you for contacting finder. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      According to Netflix, they don’t offer any device or service that could perform that task. VPN’s are what prevent using other region content and that the experts for this are your internet providers.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Danielle

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    GamerApril 30, 2017

    Does U.K Netflix have guardians of the galaxy

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      MichaelJune 17, 2017Staff

      Hi Gamer,

      It looks like Guardians of the Galaxy was removed from the UK Netflix on the 20th March 2017.

      Michael

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