Since its introduction, Netflix has undoubtedly transformed our lives. Not only has the online streaming service bombarded us with countless movies and shows and blessed us with award-winning original series, but it has essentially transformed the way we consume entertainment and even changed the way we speak, with the infamous line "Netflix and chill" being a prime example.
And just when you thought it could not get any better, it appears that, yes, it really can!
One niggling annoyance that we have already had about Netflix is that certain content can only be viewed in certain countries. Yet now, the service has finally alluded that this might all be about to change — apparently, they are "moving quickly" towards global content.
This basically means that soon, you will be able to watch everything that's available on Netflix all around the world — and you cheeky people who fake your location or VPN to be able to get the better stuff elsewhere won't have to do it anymore!
This was the Tweet that brought all of the above to light, and touched on the fact that 'territorial licensing' might still be a slight problem:
Last year, CEO Reed Hastings also said:
“The basic solution is for Netflix to get global and have its content be the same all around the world so there’s no incentive to [use a VPN]. Then we can work on the more important part which is piracy."
Let's hope that we will see the above changes sooner or later, so we can get our binge on with movies and shows such as Scream, which is available in Canada but bizarrely not in the US. Here's the trailer for the first season: