Netflix: Bienvenidos a Cuba

Netflix has launched its over-the-top video service in Cuba.

Starting today (Feb. 9), people in Cuba who have Internet connections and access to international payment methods will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of films, TV shows and original Netflix content, the company said. Subscriptions start at $7.99.

Netflix's Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black are among the company's original series to be available to viewers in Cuba, alongside kids shows such as DreamWorks Animation's All Hail King Julien and The Adventures of Puss in Boots, and Academy Award-nominated original documentaries such as Virunga and The Square.

Netflix first offered service in Latin Amrica in 2011 and has about 5 million subscribers across the region.

"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."