As an American expat living in Germany, I love streaming my favorite American TV shows and movies online. Unlike everyone in US, however, I do not do this via Netflix. That is, until now.

Netflix is coming to Germany!

Netflix has been talking about entering the German market for quite some time, with news sources discussing how difficult it will be for a new streaming platform to be accepted here. That isn’t going to stop the American company from giving it the old college try, however, as they are set to launch on September 16.

As of today, if you go to, you simply see a screen that says the service will be available soon, allowing you to enter your email address so that you will be notified when it is released. Although, it has been reported that those subscribed to Netflix in the U.S. can already access Netflix-Deutschland.

Signing up for Netflix Germany
The biggest issue I have with other steaming platforms in Germany such as Amazon Prime Instant Video is that they only make the German-dubbed versions of English-language movies and TV series available to customers based in Germany.
According to those that were already able to access Netflix-Deutschland, customers are able to chose between original or German language. Hearing that alone makes me excited to sign up as soon as September 16th rolls around.
What online streaming platform do you use?