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Japan has the most extensive Netflix library in the world, as per a recent study by Flixed.

Based on Unogs‘ data from 2018, Japan currently boasts 5963 titles in its catalog, beating out the USA — where Netflix was first developed — which has 5655 titles.

Completing the top five ranking is Canada (5480), the United Kingdom (5212), and India (4904). Hong Kong holds the least amount of titles with 2922 options, with Italy not far behind, having just 3080 titles overall.

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Interestingly, countries vary wildly on the number of TV shows versus movies. Japan has the most movies in its catalog (4621), while America boasts the largest choice of TV series (1676). Hong Kong has the lowest number of films available (1985), and Italy only has a mere 776 TV shows to choose from.

Regional differences in Netflix’s catalog are down to individual licensing agreements with the copyright holders which vary from country to country. However, with Netflix focusing on original content, the company is relying less on third-party agreements, meaning that catalogs across the world are slowly getting more similar.

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Words by Candice Nembhard
Staff Writer

A Berlin-based gal from Brum.

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