In a surprise move, the California-based company said it would allow anyone in Cuba with an Internet connection and access to international payment methods can sign up to Netflix and “instantly watch a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows.”
In addition to Netflix’s own programming like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” the company said it would offer Cuban customers a wide range of films and series. The platform will become available on Monday.
“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,” Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings, said in a press release. “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.”
Netflix has been operating in Latin America since 2011, the company said.