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Netflix USA vs The World: Content libraries compared

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Netflix has launched worldwide, and we’ve perused every available Netflix library to see how they compare.

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

Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings announced at CES 2016 this week that Netflix had flipped the switch on immediate global availability, excluding China, Crimea, Syria and North Korea. China is tricky due to government regulation, while Crimea, Syria and North Korea are excluded due to US government trade restrictions.

We’ve perused every available Netflix library globally to extract the precise number of movie and TV titles available in each territory. While it would be tempting to assume that Netflix simply applied a single global library to all its new territories, it turns out that 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 Netflix holds in each territory. That doesn’t even extend to Netflix Originals series, where (for example) in Hong Kong, Netflix doesn’t stream House Of Cards due presumably to the rights having already been assigned to another broadcaster.

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.

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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 fifty available TV titles; Morocco additionally has the lowest number of available movies from countries we’ve yet been able to assess.

You can check through our list of Netflix titles available by country here, and check the availability of titles on a global map here.

Country # of TV Shows # of Movies Percentage of US TV Library (by title count) Percentage of US Movie Library (by title count)
United States 1157 4593 100.00% 100.00%
American Samoa 985 4538 85.13% 98.80%
Puerto Rico 1073 3807 92.74% 82.89%
Martinique 803 3736 69.40% 81.34%
Guadeloupe 803 3732 69.40% 81.25%
French Guiana 803 3710 69.40% 80.78%
Benin (Dahomey) 462 3171 39.93% 69.04%
Equatorial Guinea 1071 3114 92.57% 67.80%
Anguilla 657 2913 56.78% 63.42%
British Virgin Islands 697 2911 60.24% 63.38%
Turks And Caicos Islands 696 2899 60.16% 63.12%
Jamaica 686 2890 59.29% 62.92%
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines 686 2887 59.29% 62.86%
Dominica 686 2880 59.29% 62.70%
Trinidad and Tobago 686 2879 59.29% 62.68%
Grenada 686 2879 59.29% 62.68%
Saint Kitts And Nevis 686 2872 59.29% 62.53%
Antigua and Barbuda 646 2871 55.83% 62.51%
Suriname 672 2859 58.08% 62.25%
Dominican Republic 669 2854 57.82% 62.14%
Haiti 671 2845 57.99% 61.94%
Honduras 671 2845 57.99% 61.94%
El Salvador 672 2843 58.08% 61.90%
Nicaragua 672 2843 58.08% 61.90%
Peru 672 2837 58.08% 61.77%
Ecuador 672 2837 58.08% 61.77%
Paraguay 676 2834 58.43% 61.70%
Panama 676 2834 58.43% 61.70%
Bahamas 646 2667 55.83% 58.07%
Canada 623 2562 53.85% 55.78%
Cayman Islands 656 2473 56.70% 53.84%
Chile 561 2470 48.49% 53.78%
Aruba 712 2461 61.54% 53.58%
Belize 646 2438 55.83% 53.08%
Isle Of Man 546 2422 47.19% 52.73%
Jersey 546 2420 47.19% 52.69%
Ireland 544 2419 47.02% 52.67%
Guernsey 547 2419 47.28% 52.67%
Mexico 592 2406 51.17% 52.38%
Costa Rica 538 2398 46.50% 52.21%
Lithuania 539 2398 46.59% 52.21%
Argentina 640 2394 55.32% 52.12%
Bolivia 630 2394 54.45% 52.12%
Cuba 407 2380 35.18% 51.82%
Uruguay 637 2310 55.06% 50.29%
Bermuda 652 2268 56.35% 49.38%
Colombia 630 2220 54.45% 48.33%
Venezuela 632 2218 54.62% 48.29%
Barbados 646 2162 55.83% 47.07%
Tanzania 483 1927 41.75% 41.96%
Denmark 351 1789 30.34% 38.95%
Norway 347 1777 29.99% 38.69%
Sweden 353 1767 30.51% 38.47%
Finland 339 1757 29.30% 38.25%
Brazil 562 1672 48.57% 36.40%
Greenland 331 1668 28.61% 36.32%
Iraq 443 1586 38.29% 34.53%
United Kingdom 442 1586 38.20% 34.53%
Australia 443 1585 38.29% 34.51%
Australian Antarctica 443 1585 38.29% 34.51%
Christmas Island 443 1585 38.29% 34.51%
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 443 1585 38.29% 34.51%
Norfolk Island 443 1585 38.29% 34.51%
New Zealand 440 1569 38.03% 34.16%
Luxembourg 373 1556 32.24% 33.88%
Netherlands 390 1494 33.71% 32.53%
France 387 1485 33.45% 32.33%
Switzerland 329 1485 28.44% 32.33%
Papua New Guinea 403 1482 34.83% 32.27%
Belgium 437 1474 37.77% 32.09%
Guatemala 356 1444 30.77% 31.44%
Pakistan 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Bangladesh 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Greece 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Germany 328 1,440 28.35% 31.35%
Belarus 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Lebanon 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Kuwait 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Afghanistan 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Tajikistan 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Bahrain 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Malta 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Brunei Darussalam 328 1440 28.35% 31.35%
Yemen 328 1439 28.35% 31.33%
Serbia 328 1439 28.35% 31.33%
Azerbaijan 327 1437 28.26% 31.29%
United Arab Emirates 328 1436 28.35% 31.26%
Qatar 217 1430 18.76% 31.13%
Andorra 328 1430 28.35% 31.13%
Armenia 217 1429 18.76% 31.11%
Fijian Islands 403 1419 34.83% 30.89%
Austria 281 1397 24.29% 30.42%
Georgia 228 1355 19.71% 29.50%
Uzbekistan 217 1294 18.76% 28.17%
Japan 393 1181 33.97% 25.71%
Libya 326 1117 28.18% 24.32%
Kazakhstan 327 1081 28.26% 23.54%
Tunisia 327 1081 28.26% 23.54%
Spain 236 1042 20.40% 22.69%
Oman 327 1033 28.26% 22.49%
Turkmenistan 327 1033 28.26% 22.49%
Italy 196 1000 16.94% 21.77%
Kyrgyzstan 327 968 28.26% 21.08%
Iceland 180 777 15.56% 16.92%
Guinea 199 755 17.20% 16.44%
Iran 129 653 11.15% 14.22%
Niger 199 648 17.20% 14.11%
Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 179 585 15.47% 12.74%
Cape Verde Islands (Cabo Verde) 197 567 17.03% 12.34%
Ukraine 203 562 17.55% 12.24%
Slovakia 203 561 17.55% 12.21%
Macedonia 200 560 17.29% 12.19%
Latvia 201 560 17.37% 12.19%
Czech Republic 200 559 17.29% 12.17%
Croatia 202 558 17.46% 12.15%
Poland 206 555 17.80% 12.08%
Slovenia 204 555 17.63% 12.08%
Romania 202 554 17.46% 12.06%
Moldova 202 554 17.46% 12.06%
Estonia 170 550 14.69% 11.97%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 170 549 14.69% 11.95%
Hungary 171 548 14.78% 11.93%
India 197 537 17.03% 11.69%
Portugal 215 537 18.58% 11.69%
Bulgaria 203 536 17.55% 11.67%
Burundi 199 536 17.20% 11.67%
Bhutan 202 534 17.46% 11.63%
Cambodia (Kampuchea) 175 512 15.13% 11.15%
Mongolia 200 511 17.29% 11.13%
Democratic Republic of Congo 199 510 17.20% 11.10%
Russia 113 509 9.77% 11.08%
Malaysia 174 509 15.04% 11.08%
Philippines 174 507 15.04% 11.04%
Vietnam 175 507 15.13% 11.04%
Mauritius 225 499 19.45% 10.86%
Turkey 188 489 16.25% 10.65%
South Korea 148 480 12.79% 10.45%
Republic of the Congo 199 473 17.20% 10.30%
Nepal 201 471 17.37% 10.25%
Singapore 169 469 14.61% 10.21%
Cameroon 199 467 17.20% 10.17%
Rwanda 199 467 17.20% 10.17%
Swaziland 199 467 17.20% 10.17%
Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) 199 467 17.20% 10.17%
South Africa 201 466 17.37% 10.15%
Uganda 199 466 17.20% 10.15%
Ghana 199 466 17.20% 10.15%
Zambia 199 466 17.20% 10.15%
Sierra Leone 199 466 17.20% 10.15%
Namibia 199 466 17.20% 10.15%
Gambia 199 466 17.20% 10.15%
Lesotho 199 465 17.20% 10.12%
Mali 190 464 16.42% 10.10%
Senegal 199 464 17.20% 10.10%
Togo 199 464 17.20% 10.10%
Guinea-Bissau 199 464 17.20% 10.10%
Gabon 199 464 17.20% 10.10%
Nigeria 199 463 17.20% 10.08%
Kenya 199 463 17.20% 10.08%
Malawi 199 463 17.20% 10.08%
Mozambique 199 462 17.20% 10.06%
Botswana 196 462 16.94% 10.06%
Ethiopia 199 461 17.20% 10.04%
Madagascar 199 456 17.20% 9.93%
Israel 143 438 12.36% 9.54%
Indonesia 170 431 14.69% 9.38%
Central African Republic 199 431 17.20% 9.38%
Jordan 168 429 14.52% 9.34%
Egypt 168 426 14.52% 9.27%
Saudi Arabia 168 426 14.52% 9.27%
Algeria 169 425 14.61% 9.25%
Somalia 170 422 14.69% 9.19%
Hong Kong 134 392 11.58% 8.53%
Taiwan 135 385 11.67% 8.38%
Chad 170 376 14.69% 8.19%
Mauritania 170 373 14.69% 8.12%
Sudan 164 359 14.17% 7.82%
Comoros 167 351 14.43% 7.64%
Eritrea 167 345 14.43% 7.51%
Angola 100 291 8.64% 6.34%
Thailand 94 210 8.12% 4.57%
Albania 33 200 2.85% 4.35%
Zimbabwe 466 199 40.28% 4.33%
Morocco 39 118 3.37% 2.57%
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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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