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Netflix UK vs the world: Content libraries compared
We’ve browsed other countries’ Netflix libraries to see how they compare to the UK's.
Users of Netflix and other TV streaming platforms will be aware that thanks to licensing issues, their libraries can differ widely depending on which country they are in. But can one country’s library be considered the best? We compiled the libraries of 32 countries to get an idea of how they compare.
Netflix UK vs the world: Number of films
Data correct as of November 2020
When it comes to the films, the Netflix library in the United States has the widest selection at 4,353, 2.74% more than in the UK. The UK’s library ranks second in this sample, above the likes of Canada and Australia. This is nothing to sneeze at, as it means almost 94% of Netflix libraries (or at least the ones in this sample) have a smaller film selection than the UK. Libraries of 30 countries around the world. Greece sits at the bottom of the list, with a movie selection almost half the size of the UK’s.
Over the last 9 months, Netflix has increased its movie roster in the UK by just over 8%, with 332 more titles available to viewers than in February 2020. In the US, this increase is up to 9.22%, as viewers can now access 384 more titles than earlier in the year.
See the full list of movies available on Netflix UK
Netflix UK vs the world – change in number of films: February to November 2020
Such a steep increase aligns with the company’s unprecedented growth spurt between the months of April and June. The lockdown months saw its consumer base spike by 10.09 million. While loosening lockdown restrictions have seen growth slow, as of October, the company still aimed to add another 6 million subscribers by the year’s end.
While the movie library size in Canada has decreased by 811 titles, Netflix still remains one of the leading streaming services in the country. The start of the pandemic saw the streaming service gain up to 16 million subscribers, leading to an official increase in the cost of both standard and premium plans for customers. Slovakia saw the largest decrease in Netflix movie offerings, going down by 1,116 titles, while Czech Republic saw the highest increase, going from 3,615 to 4,184.
Data correct as of November 2020
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