Netflix in the US is available across just about everything from smart TVs to consoles to toasters. OK, maybe not toasters, yet. Netflix in Australia’ has been coy about its device availability up until now, but it has just announced its first launch platform device.
There’s still no word on specific launch dates and pricing for Netflix, although rumours continue to swirl, but Fetch TV has today announced that it will offer Netflix as an integrated app on its second-generation Fetch TV box when the service does finally launch in Australia. If you’re on a first-generation Fetch TV box there’s no joy for you, although Fetch TV reckons that the vast majority of its userbase has switched over to the newer box.
It seems likely that Netflix will launch on every platform that there’s already a client for in overseas markets, because it already has a massive late mover advantage. To date, competing services are only available on a handful of platforms, with Stan offering Airplay and Chromecast streaming and Presto only available via Chromecast . Still, it’s interesting that the first client device announcement isn’t for one of those existing platforms such as games consoles or TVs, but instead a homegrown Australian PVR platform.