This post was most recently updated on January 4th, 2021
Are you wondering if Netflix is available in Cyprus or not? Let me help you clear your confusion.
Yes, Netflix is available in Cyprus. Netflix started offering its streaming services in Cyprus on 6th January 2016. It’s the beginning of 2021 now, and Netflix has been up and running in Cyprus since early 2016.
Today in this article, I will answer a few questions related to Netflix and its services in Cyprus.
What is Netflix?
If you are asking a question regarding Netflix, then I am sure you are already familiar with what it is and what it does.
For those of you who have no idea what Netflix is, it is an American Over-The-Top content providing media service platform that provides its services worldwide.
What is an Over-The-Top media service?
An over-the-top is a streaming media service offered directly to viewers via the Internet.
In simple terms, Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices all over the world.
On August 29, 1997, Netflix was founded in California, the USA, by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph.
How does Netflix work?
Netflix is the most popular streaming service with millions of subscribers all over the world.
How Netflix works is a vast topic to cover. I will try to explain to you in simple terms how you are accessing Netflix in Cyprus.
Netflix is a company that has a lot of movies, TV series, videos, and much more stuff in their big hard drives. Some of these contents are their own, and some of these contents have been bought from other content creators.
Netflix has CDNs, which is a content delivery network. What it does is it helps you stream Netflix online from anywhere in the world.
Netflix’s main servers are in the USA. If you are watching Netflix from the USA, the movie will stream much faster for you. But when you are using it from Cyprus, it would be very slow for you because your device has to fetch data from the USA server.
With the help of the CDN, even being in Cyprus, you can use Netflix like you are using it from the USA.
I hope you have understood the basic concept.
How to get started with Netflix in Cyprus?
It’s a straightforward process.
- First, you need to go to Netflix.com/signup.
- You have to choose a plan that’s fit for you.
- You need to create an account by entering your email and creating a password.
- Enter a payment method. As a Netflix member, you are charged once a month on the date you signed up.
How much does it cost to use Netflix in Cyprus?
Netflix is free for the first 30 days. Netflix provides a free trial period of 30 days for its new users so that they could experience it better.
You won’t be charged until after your free trial. They will remind you three days before your free trial ends. If you don’t like it, you can cancel it anytime.
Netflix offers a variety of plans to meet your needs. The plan you choose will determine the number of devices that you can watch on Netflix simultaneously.
For Cyprus, you have 3 prices to choose from, each worth 7.99 Euro, 10.99 Euro, and 13.99 Euro.
You can look at the image below to have a better understanding.
Does Netflix have Greek Subtitles and Audio?
More than 70% of the content on Netflix is either dubbed or subtitled in Greek.
As most people in Cyprus can understand English, they won’t be using the dubbed Greek version of an English language movie or TV series, I believe, but it’s always nice to have the Greek language available.
In case the audio isn’t available in Greek, subtitles will always be there.
Pros and Cons of using Netflix in Cyprus
Netflix is the fastest online videos/movie streaming platform. As we know now that Netflix is up and running in Cyprus, it really helps to kill the boredom. Netflix doesn’t only have movies; it has documentaries and all sorts of informative and knowledgeable content too. To be frank, I have learned a lot from Netflix. Netflix became my best friend during the COVID pandemic.
The only thing that I don’t like about Netflix is, some of the shows that have already been streamed in the USA Netflix are still unavailable for Cyprus Netflix.
I am a huge fan of the Rick and Morty TV series. If you are also a fan, let me know in the comment section below. Let’s be friends.
When one of the episodes of Rick and Morty aired in the USA, I had to wait for 8 days to see that episode here in Cyprus.
Netflix should work on that. Well, other than that, I am a huge Netflix fan.
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