Netflix Expands Windows Phone Platform in Latin America and Europe

Netflix announced Wednesday that, beginning today, Netflix subscribers in Latin America, the UK and Ireland can instantly watch TV shows and movies on Windows Phones.

This development marks the latest effort by Netflix to expand its reach across mobile devices across the globe as fast as possible.

To aid in that enterprise, Netflix has released an updated, international version of the Netflix App for Windows Phone, significantly increasing the number of devices supported by Netflix in Latin America, the UK and Ireland.

“With Netflix for Windows Phone, users in Latin America, the UK and Ireland can now enjoy TV shows and movies on the go,” said Greg Peters, vice president of product development at Netflix. “Existing Netflix members in Latin America, the UK and Ireland now have greater flexibility than ever in enjoying Netflix wherever and whenever they want.”

As of now, Netflix is available on all Windows Phone devices, including those manufactured by HTC, LG, Nokia and Samsung.

“Windows Phone offers users a wide selection of quality apps and games,” said Todd Brix of Microsoft Corp. “Netflix for Windows Phone provides users with a wide catalogue of TV shows and movies, right at their fingertips, and is a great example of the unique titles customers will find for download from Windows Phone Marketplace.”