Throw away your televisions, Netflix is coming to town. That is at least if you’re living in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, or Finland. The U.S. based streaming service offers a deep catalog of movies and TV shows for a flat monthly rate. More specific details about pricing and content will be announced closer to launch, which is slated to be be in late 2012.

You can say the same nice things about Netflix that you can also say about Spotify. Almost all the content you’re looking for is just sitting there in front of you, so you don’t even need to open up your torrent client to “borrow” it off the internet. In addition, Netflix supports devices such as PCs, Macs, Smart TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray disc players, smartphones and tablets.

Netflix has been streaming content to U.S. audiences since 2007, and also operates in Canada, Latin America, as well as the UK and Ireland.

In the region, we’ve got Voddler out of Sweden, VDIO (Not launched here, but by the Skype guys), and Denmark’s Xstream.

Edit: A representative from Xstream points out:

Xstream is a software company, who makes OTT and TV Everywhere solutions for other big companies such as Telenor and Altibox. We dont have a VOD portal ourselves but makes VOD solutions for our customers. Our biggest VOD solutions in the Nordic countries are Canal Digital Go and Comoyo (Telenor owned), so they are companies worth mentioning as competitors to Netflix.

Comoyo actually just said today that they are ready to take up the battle against Netflix

Voddler has probably had the largest market share in the region, but offers a pay-per-movie model that is harder to get attached to, compared to Netflix.

People can sign up at the Netflix website to receive an email alert when Netflix has launched.