Couch potatoes, your prayers have been heard. TV-streaming giant Netflix has announced that the service will be available in Singapore by early next year. (Goodbye, expensive VPNs!)
The US-based world-leading Internet television network also plans to launch in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan around the same time.
On the cards, too, is a Singapore office that will be the company’s hub for Asia operations.
“As the central hub in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a sophisticated and diverse place that will find much to love about the Netflix service,” said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
“The combination of increasing Internet speeds and availability of smartphones and TVs will provide consumers with the anytime, anywhere ability to enjoy their favourite movies and TV shows on Netflix.”
For those who haven’t yet been introduced to the cult of Netflix, what the service does is connect members to a huge (and high def) television network that offers more than 100 million hours of commercial-free TV shows and movies per day. Think everything from series like Breaking Bad and Futurama to blockbusters like The Hunger Games and documentaries such as To Be Takei.
The best/scariest part? You can connect up all your devices so you’re able to, say, watch something on your computer, then pause it and pick up where you left off on your phone.
Yep, some serious TV addiction: Coming soon to a screen near you.
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