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 34 countries to get an idea of how they compare.
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When it comes to films, the Netflix library in Canada has the widest selection at 4,093 titles, 4.81% more than in the UK. The UK’s library ranks third in this sample, behind Canada and the USA, which is nothing to sneeze at, as it means 92% of Netflix libraries (or at least the ones in this sample) have a smaller film selection than ours. Portugal sits at the bottom of the list, with a movie selection almost half the size of ours.
The UK wins in the TV shows count, having over 2,000 series available on the platform. India comes in second place with only 2.48% fewer TV shows than the UK. The country with the fewest shows on Netflix is Poland, which has 33% fewer series than we do.
To choose an overall winner, we summed each country’s film and TV series counts to get the total number of titles. The UK came out on top of our sample, having the largest library overall at 5,924 individual titles, just 8 more titles than Canada in second place (5,916).
Matthew Boyle is a mortgages and home services publisher at Finder. He has a 7-year history of publishing helpful guides to assist consumers in making better decisions. In his spare time, you will find him walking in the Norfolk countryside admiring the local wildlife.
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