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Netflix announces further European expansion plans

Netflix is sending its movie streaming tentacles further out into Europe, with expansion plans for six fresh European territories.

The successful media service will now roll out in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. No pricing details were confirmed, but the firm promised that the subscription fee would be pitched low in these territories (although Netflix did recently up its prices in the UK, and also Ireland where the subscription went from €6.99 to €7.99, though it's still not exactly breaking the bank, of course).

If you live in one of the above countries and are interested in Netflix, you can go to the website now and sign up to be notified of when the service goes live. No time frame has yet been mentioned as to when Netflix will kick off in these new territories, or indeed which of these nations might receive the service first.

Netflix is currently live in over 40 countries across the world, and boasts 48 million subscribers, with viewers getting through in excess of a billion hours of TV and movies every month.

This round of European expansion follows the service arriving in the Netherlands last year, and previous to that in 2012, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (along with the UK and Ireland, of course).

With six more Euro countries being added to the list, Netflix should see some healthy growth in its subscriber base, with Germany and France in particular being likely to up viewer numbers considerably.

Netflix also recently announced the launch of 4K content, for those who have taken the early adopter plunge and bought themselves a mega-resolution TV.