The big point of discussion when Netflix Australia launched yesterday was how much content it offered compared to Netflix US. DNS spoofing service UnoTelly has counted how many shows Netflix Australia offers, and it turns out we have less than one-sixth of what’s available in the US.
UnoTelly calculates that Netflix US offers 7200 unique titles. Netflix Australia has approximately 1120. Interestingly, New Zealand has 1149 — a very slight improvement on what Aussies get.
It’s also worth noting that Netflix US itself does have gaps which other Netflix territories can fill. The total number of unique titles across Netflix is 13,863 — so whatever country you’re based in, being able to switch via a VPN will give you the broadest range of choices.
Those numbers aren’t static, of course; it’s likely that the volume on the Australian service will improve, especially when existing content contracts expire. But that gap will take some time to fill up.
It’s clear from yesterday that reactions to Netflix’s Australian launch fall into two camps. People who have already been using Netflix via VPN aren’t impressed with the reduced range in Australia, and are likely to stick with the US service. People who haven’t ever tried Netflix are finding plenty to watch — even 1100 titles is going to keep you busy for a very long time.