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Netflix will begin streaming to Australia and New Zealand on March 24th

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At long last the people of Australia and New Zealand will have direct access to Netflix without the assistance of DNS trickery or VPNs. It all begins on March 24th with three tiers of service: a single-stream standard definition plan, a two-stream HD plan, and a four-stream 4K ultra-high definition "family" plan. Pricing has not yet been announced, but corresponding plans in Europe cost €7.99/month (basic), €8.99/month (standard), and €11.99/month (premium), respectively.

Internet-connected users will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows in high-definition or Ultra HD 4K where available. In addition to Netflix original series including Marco Polo, the dramatic thriller Sense8; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Marvel's Daredevil; DreamWorks Animation's The Adventures of Puss in Boots and All Hail King Julien, and the Academy Award-nominated documentary Virunga, members will also enjoy an exciting range of exclusive and licensed content from many of the world's leading distributors, including Roadshow Entertainment, Beyond Distribution, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and The Walt Disney Company.

Netflix recently launched in Cuba with plans to expand to Japan in the fall. It currently streams video in about 50 countries with plans to expand to 200 by the end of 2016.