Streaming giant, Netflix is in the news again but this time, it’s not good news for Russian subscribers as they have officially lost access to the streaming platform in the latest pullout of a Western company over the conflict in Ukraine.
The Netflix site and apps were no longer available from Friday and a Netflix spokesperson confirmed that subscribers no longer had access.
“This is the fulfilment of the withdrawal from the Russian market” announced in March, a Netflix spokesperson told AFP on Monday.
The US-based platform announced in early March that it was withdrawing from Russia after Moscow sent thousands of troops into pro-Western Ukraine.
The spokesperson said the company had waited until the end of the current billing cycle before cutting off customers.
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming platform, with 221.8 million subscribers at the end of 2021, but was a minor player in Russia.