Netflix has officially launched in the UK and Ireland this morning, offering a streaming service for £5.99 a month. The service, which has laughingly beaten PlayStation’s own video service to Ireland, is hugely popular in the United States (with 20 million members globally).
“We are starting 2012 in the best possible way: by giving consumers in the UK and Ireland an amazing entertainment experience,” said CEO Reed Hastings. “Now, you can enjoy as many great films and TV programmes as you want, when you want, where you want, for one low monthly price with no contracts or commitments.”
Netflix promise an easy unsubscribe option, and includes material from the BBC, Lionsgate UK and MGM. There’s an option to use Netflix from your PS3.