SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix will expand into Germany, France and four other European countries later this year as the Internet video service tries to build an international following that might eventually surpass its U.S. audience.

The additional markets announced Wednesday will extend Netflix's reach into nearly 50 countries, including 13 in Europe. Besides Germany and France, the latest countries on Netflix's list are Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg.

The company still isn't saying precisely when its service will be available in the new markets or how much it will cost. Netflix recently raised its Internet streaming prices for new customers by about $1 per month. That boosted the price to $9 per month in the U.S.

Netflix Inc. ended March with 48 million subscribers, including nearly 13 million outside the U.S.