Netflix boasts one of the most busy releases dates of all streaming services.
In the coming year, viewers can look forward to new episodes of the top-rated dramatics The Witcher, Stranger Things and The Crown, as well as big films like Red Notice with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tick Tick Boom, the first directorial debut of Lin-Manuel Hamilton).
People who are looking forward to these and others Netflix release might be wondering what time the films and shows will be released.
Fortunately, Netflix releases its TV and movies at the same each time. Find out what time the new season of your favourite is due to air, so that you can get ready for the ultimate marathon.
What Time are Shows and Films to be released on Netflix?
The majority of TV shows or movie on Netflix and is not limited to its own originals, but also a lot of other content, is released in the hours of the midnight hour Pacific Time (PT).
Netflix releases times are listed as Pacific Time because that is the time zone for the company’s headquarters in California.
The time of release for you will be based on the time difference between you and the west coast of America. If California has daylight saving time (usually from March through the end of October or in the beginning of October or early November), PT is seven hours ahead of GMT/UTC. Rest of the time the clock is eight hours ahead.
During daylights savings time, Netflix content drops at these times in the following territories.
- Australia: 3 p.m. AWST / 3:45 p.m. ACWST / 4:30 p.m. ACST / 5 p.m. AEST
- Brazil: 2 a.m. ACT / 3 a.m. AMT / 4 a.m. BRT
- Canada: midnight PDT/MST / 1 a.m. MDT/CST / 2 a.m. CDT/EST / 3 a.m. EDT/AST /4 a.m. ADT / 4:30 a.m. NDT
- Central Europe: 9:00 a.m. CEST
- Eastern Europe: 10:00 a.m. EEST
- India: 12:30 p.m. IST
- Japan: 4 p.m. JST
- Mexico: midnight PDT/MST / 1 a.m. MDT/ 2 a.m. CDT
- South Korea: 4 p.m. KST
- U.S.: 9 p.m. HST / 11 p.m. AKDT / midnight PDT/MST / 1 a.m. MDT / 2 a.m. CDT / 3 a.m. EDT
- United Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. BST.
In those countries that don’t have daylight savings, like India and Japan releases times are set to change in autumn as the time difference between the nation and U.S. west coast gets longer. From October through March, films and shows are scheduled to start around 5 p.m. JST (JST) in Japan and at 12:30 p.m. at IST in India.
This is the case for Netflix originals as well as shows produced by other companies, but are classified as Netflix originals in specific countries, since the streaming company is the only one with exclusive rights to broadcast the shows there.
Examples include RuPaul’s Drag Race and Riverdale outside of the U.S. and The Great British Baking Show inside the show.