The video-streaming service Netflix went live in the UAE and more than 130 other countries on Wednesday. The service was launched with the offer of a one-month free trial, after users provide their credit card information.
Afterwards, the service is offered at three different prices, ranging from Dh30 to Dh44 a month, depending on the streaming quality and the number of screens able to watch at the same time.
After months of anticipation, Netflix has finally launched in parts of the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia
Netflix's original content remains intact, so you will be able to watch shows like Jessica Jones, Making a Murderer, and Masters of None, however House of Cards is nowhere to be found.Shows currently available include Aziz Anzari’s Master of None, Shonda Rhimes’ How To Get Away With Murder, Ricky Gervais’ Derek and Netflix’s original series Sense 8 and Grace and Frankie. Netflix’s vice president for communications, Joris Evers, has said that the offering of shows in the UAE will grow significantly over the coming months, with Netflix titles such as The Crown, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Fuller House and more soon to be available. Popular shows such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards are not available due to licensing agreements with providers such as OSN who have the rights to stream these shows.