Netflix has license agreements with TV show and movie producers that varies by country. For example, when you travel to a foreign country and fire up Netflix on a smart phone or laptop, it recognizes your account but displays different content. I have a show that I only watch in Canada. And when I return to the Great White North it knows exactly where I left off. The same is true in the other direction. Last summer I began watching episodes of a show while traveling in Italy. When I returned to the States the show was not yet available here. Now that it is finally available, Netflix knows exactly where I left off.