Notflix, created by BestVPN.com, highlights the disparity between Netflix libraries around the world
- UK has only half of US library, but pays almost the same for subscriptions
- Egypt has just 11% of US library, but pays $2 more per month
There’s plenty of inequality around the world, even when it comes to Netflix. Now, a new tool has highlighted the differences between the number of shows and movies on Netflix in different countries.
Notflix, created by Virtual Private Network specialist BestVPN.com, allows users to compare library sizes and subscription costs across 20 countries, including the UK and US. The tool reveals the differences between two selected countries, as well as including a ranking of countries by library size.
In many cases, countries are paying more money for less content. Turkey has only 12% of the total number of films and television shows that the US has, but pays an extra $2 per month in subscription fees. The Netherlands has less than a third (31%) of the US library and also pays an extra $2 every month.
While the United Kingdom pays a similar subscription rate of $7.73, compared to $7.99 in the US, it only has access to half (52%) of the States’ content.
Cybersecurity expert Doug Crawford from BestVPN.com said: “We wanted Notflix to highlight how some countries are getting a raw deal when it comes to their Netflix subscription. Some countries, like Egypt, have as little as 11% of the total content that America has access to – but they’re paying more than $10 for the privilege.
“This discrepancy in catalogues is because of licensing restrictions forced upon Netflix. Netflix is fighting this by investing in its own exclusive content, which it can show worldwide. We’re not condemning Netflix – it wants as many people to see its content as we do.”
Explore Notflix here: https://www.bestvpn.com/notflix/
Countries included in Notflix:
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
- United States