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Netflix is an American subscription video on-demand over-the-top streaming service. The service primarily distributes original and acquired films and television shows from various genres, and it is available internationally in multiple languages.[6]

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Logo for the Netflix service.
Logo used since 2014
Screenshot of Netflix's English website in 2023
Type of site
OTT streaming platform
Available in45 languages
List of languages
  • Arabic (Egyptian and Modern Standard)
  • Basque (content only)
  • Catalan (content only)
  • Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (American and British)
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi[1]
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian[2]
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kannada
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi (content only)
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian and European)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian (content only)
  • Spanish (European and Latin American)
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu (content only)
  • Vietnamese
HeadquartersLos Gatos, California, U.S.
Country of originUnited States
Area servedWorldwide (except China, Crimea, North Korea, Russia, and Syria)[3][4]
  • Film production
  • film distribution
  • television production
  • television distribution
ParentNetflix, Inc. Edit this at Wikidata
UsersIncrease 260.28 million (as of January 23, 2024)[5]
LaunchedJanuary 16, 2007; 17 years ago (2007-01-16)
Current statusActive
  • 2906

Launched on January 16, 2007, nearly a decade after Netflix, Inc. began its pioneering DVDbymail movie rental service, Netflix is the most-subscribed video on demand streaming media service, with 260.28 million paid memberships in more than 190 countries as of January 2024.[5][7] By 2022, "Netflix Original" productions accounted for half of its library in the United States and the namesake company had ventured into other categories, such as video game publishing of mobile games via its flagship service. As of October 2023, Netflix is the 24th most-visited website in the world with 23.66% of its traffic coming from the United States, followed by the United Kingdom at 5.84% and Brazil at 5.64%.[8][9]

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