MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Netflix is coming to Cuba.READ MORE: Feds Drop Appeal On Cruise Industry Restrictions
Starting Monday, thanks to the normalization of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and the communist island, Cubans with Internet connections and access to credit and debit cards will be able to subscribe to Netflix.READ MORE: Shortage Of Mental Health Professionals Making It Difficult For Parents To Book Appointments For Their Kids
The on-demand streaming company will offer a wide range of movies, original series, documentaries, TV shows and more starting at $7.99.
“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 in a statement released Monday. “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.”MORE NEWS: FMU Construction Program Offers Students Chance To Build Success At Zero Cost
Netflix began offering its service in Latin America in 2011 and now, according to the California-based company, has over five million members.