Update 7/21/14: In its Q2 2014 letter to shareholders, Netflix narrowed down the launch month to September of this year. The list of countries remains the same as before: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg.


Original story from May 21, 2014 follows.

Some of our European friends might be ringing in the new year with movies and TV streamed via Netflix. The company has just announced its intention to begin rolling the service out in several European countries late in 2014. Currently on the list: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

Interested parties can go to the Netflix website and sign up for email updates to be notified of launch plans. Reading tech blogs is probably a better early warning system, though. Netflix currently operates in over 40 countries, including other European nations like the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands.

Details on pricing and programming will be made available as the launch nears. The assortment of content varies in each market, so you're going to need to wait for the word on your specific country.