There’s literally nothing better in life than a good aul’ Netflix binge.
Settling in with enough comfort food to feed a small army, with no-one to shame us (other than the reflection of the laptop screen when held too close); the wonder of what we ever used to do with our time literally amazes us.
So it’s literally the bane of our life when we go abroad and we’re hit with the dreaded: ‘Sorry this content is not available’ message…
Cue sad, bored times as we channel hop foreign TV instead (we didn’t bring any books because who could forsee this problem?!)
The thing is, when you go abroad your account is either inaccessible or you have to choose a show based on the library of content available in the country you are in (meaning lots of shows in foreign languages and unfamiliar series and movies). Not ideal.
Luckily, the new EU roaming deal will make it even handier when you want to watch your favourite shows abroad.
Currently, streaming services in Europe including Netflix, Sky, and French service Canal+ aren’t that useful when you’re out of your home country.
Your Netflix content varies across every country, according to what the population is into, so that explains the different choices.
But this annoyance will soon be a thing of the past, as a new was proposed by the European Commission in December last year, and has just been endorsed by member state reps.
This means that if it’s approved officially by ministers on May 26, you can view the content and shows you have paid for when you travel abroad.
The EC is hoping that the proposal will be in force in 2017, the same year that roaming charges are due to be abolished within the 28-member European Union.
And it’s highly unlikely we’ll be over our Netflix addiction by then…