News Americas, LOS GATOS, Calif., Feb. 10, 2015: Cubans will now have access to Netflix.
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), the leading Internet film and TV subscription service, announced Monday it will offer a broad range of great global entertainment to Cuban consumers as Internet access improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available.
Starting Mondday, people in Cuba with Internet connections and access to international payment methods will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows.
Among the premium and unique Netflix series available will be the Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning series House of Cards and Orange is the New Black; the global adventure Marco Polo, great kids shows like DreamWorks Animation’s All Hail King Julien and The Adventures of Puss in Boots and Academy Award-nominated original documentaries including Virunga and The Square. Netflix will also offer a wide range of films, series and kids programming, as it does throughout Latin America.
“We are delighted to finally be able to offer Netflix to the people of Cuba, connecting them with stories they will love from all over the world,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “Cuba has great filmmakers and a robust arts culture and one day we hope to be able to bring their work to our global audience of over 57 million members.”
Since launching its online service in 2007, Netflix has revolutionized the way people enjoy entertainment. With a constantly improving user experience, advanced personalization technology and a curated selection of films and TV series, members are able to create their own viewing experience and can easily discover new favorites, while reconnecting with popular characters and stories.
Netflix began offering its service in Latin America in 2011 and now counts over 5 million members, enjoying millions of hours of films and TV series for a low monthly price.
Netflix members with broadband connections can watch whenever, wherever they like and on any Netflix-ready device available in the market. Members can start watching on one device, pause and then pick up where they left off, at home or on the go. It is easy to sign up for a one-month free trial and to cancel anytime.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 57 million members in nearly 50 countries enjoying more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series, documentaries, and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause, and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.