Netflix is one of the most popular streaming platforms worldwide, but not all Netflix is the same. Copyright laws vary from country to country, making each content library different. Which country has the best selection? The most titles? Looking at Netflix content in the U.S. compared to the UK, there’s a clear champ among viewing options.
Addictive Tips crunched some data collected from 96 countries tallying up the number of movies and series available in each country. They also considered the overall number of titles available as well as how many exclusive titles are available to specific countries. The data also looks at the number of titles countries shared with U.S. Netflix, language variety, and quality of content.
The U.S. ranks first for having the largest variety in content, but that’s the only section U.S. Netflix ranked the highest. The only other category U.S. Netflix ranked in the top ten nationally exclusive titles. The UK ranked 34th in this category.
U.S. Netflix ranked 87th out of 96 countries while the UK ranked 2nd for both overall content and the variety offered. Japan came in first place, topping the list in several categories.
The UK outranked all other countries hosting more tiles in its content library by far and offering the most language variety. The U.S. ranked 33rd in both total titles and language variety. The UK also beat the U.S. at providing more quality content than the U.S., 20th place compared to 68th.
Looking at just movie titles, the UK ranked 4th overall while the U.S. ranked 51st. Same outcome for television series titles, with the UK ranking 8th over the U.S. which ranked 26th.
All in all, the UK version of Netflix ranks better in nearly all areas compared to the U.S. version of the streaming service and is a bit cheaper to boot.