Apparently, Netflix thought we all knew about a subtle but crucial feature of their streaming service.
Spoiler: nobody did.
The public was alerted to this groundbreaking hack when a Twitter user @’d Netflix, asking why One of the Greats – a stand-up special by Brooklyn Nine Nine actress Chelsea Peretti – wasn’t available on Netflix Philippines.
— fat Dudan (@imnotdudan) June 2, 2018
Netflix then casually responded by dropping this absolute bombshell:
You know the drill: https://t.co/G11xj04UWP
— Netflix Philippines (@Netflix_PH) June 4, 2018
Peretti herself caught sight of the tweet and quickly pointed out the obvious.
LITERALLY NO ONE KNOWS THAT DRILL https://t.co/WBq2hJMuS1
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) June 4, 2018
As it turns out, this is actually a real thing and wasn’t just a prank by Netflix.
If you go to this Netflix request page, you have the option to request three titles you want to be made available on your country’s Netflix.
The company assures they go through all requests, however, reminds users of the reasons their favourite show may not be available on the streaming service:
- The content rights are currently exclusive to another company. Example: Game of Thrones is an HBO Original Series.
- The streaming rights are not available to purchase from the content provider.
- Other factors, including popularity, cost, or seasonal or localized availability.
Okay guys, time for us all to bombard them with requests for Friends on Netflix Australia – the UK and US have it, so why are us Aussies missing out?