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Everything You Need to Know about Netflix Malta

8 May, 2018 9 comments

Can you believe that I lived here for 6 years before Netflix finally came to Malta? Back in 2016 Netflix finally arrived in Malta and it changed my fricking life. Since then I have enjoyed so many awesome shows on Netflix Malta, shows I otherwise never would have come across.

What is Netflix?

Netflix Malta is a legal streaming program where you can watch thousands of TV shows and movies online, across most devices (computer, laptop, mobile, tablet) for a monthly subscription fee. It’s super easy to use, and learns from the things you watch in order to recommend other things you might like, which is awesome if, like me, you finish a series and have an empty hole in your life with no idea what to do next.

What TV shows to Watch on Netflix Malta

It’s true that in Malta, Netflix is a lot more limited than the US or UK and many other European countries. Whenever I go abroad I love checking what shows are available that I can’t get back home. But despite it’s limitations, the selection grows each month and there are loads of great shows you can watch on Netflix in Malta.

Foreign TV Shows

Some subtitled TV shows I’ve enjoyed recently include:

  • Dark
  • Le Mante
  • Money Heist

Crime Documentaries on Netflix Malta

Since Making A Murderer exploded on Netflix, I’ve been super into other crime documentaries. Some great ones:

  • Confession Tapes
  • Aileen
  • Making a Murderer

Comedies to Watch on Netflix in Malta

  • The Good Place
  • Popstar
  • A Bit of Fry and Laurie

FOOD on Netflix Malta

Arvid and I love nothing more than making ourselves hungry and getting recipe and travel tips from food shows like:

  • Somebody Feel Phil
  • Chef’s Table

Classic TV Shows

Here in Malta on Netflix there are a bunch of the latest and greatest TV shows as well. Think:

  • Friends
  • Dexter
  • Breaking Bad

Why Pay for Netflix in Malta?

Netflix makes perfect sense in the UK, where it’s near on impossible to download or stream films and TV shows for free online, but in Malta, it’s actually pretty easy. The websites aren’t blocked and have most shows and films pretty much as soon as they’ve been aired. So why would you want to pay for Netflix?

The first, obvious answer, is that it’s the right thing to do. Don’t be a dick. Shows and films cost money to make and downloading stuff for free effects their budgets, their results and all that important stuff. But (I know most of us don’t really care about that), more realistically, it’s safer (no need to worry about viruses or other nasties), it’s easier (no annoying popups with every single click) and it takes all effort out of watching your favourite shows; as one episode finishes, the next will automatically play so you don’t need to do anything other than chill out and enjoy your binge watching. The recommendations are also awesome, and you’ll come across loads of TV shows, films and little indie things you never would have found otherwise.

How Much Does Netflix in Malta Cost?

Netflix in Malta has 3 different subscription levels to choose from.

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  • Basic: €7.99
  • Standard: €9.99
    • HD
    • Can watch on 2 screens at once (this is great for couples, pay for one subscription and even when one of you is away, you can both watch)
  • Premium: €11.99
    • Ultra HD
    • Can watch on 4 screens

All 3 are very affordable and you can pick whichever one suits your needs and/or budget. You can also upgrade and downgrade at any time, so you can always try out a pricier option for a month and if you find you don’t need the extras then you can downgrade to the cheaper ones and vice versa. Personally I’m going to go for the Standard €9.99 package so that I can be watching on one device and my boyfriend on another if we’re not watching together. And if you find you’re not using it enough, you can cancel at any time.

9 comments

Grace 14 December, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Does NetFlix function through internet? and if that is the case, does it need a smart tv?

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Raymond farrugia 8 June, 2019 - 7:09 am

do I need a smart tv to wath Netflix because main is a normal tv

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Rhi 8 June, 2019 - 10:03 am

Well you’ll need some device to have Netflix on. Either a smart TV or else you can get a casting device (like google chrome cast) which you plug into the tv. Then you play netflix on your laptop and ‘cast’ it so it plays on the TV

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Christopher Bone 4 March, 2017 - 12:15 pm

Netflix onky streams movies and tv shows or it has live tv like cable pls?

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Rolf Burri 5 February, 2019 - 10:56 am

What is the service location for Netflix for Malta. It is not a listed country and UK Netflix offerings are limited because of licensing issues.

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Rhi 5 February, 2019 - 12:32 pm

When I signed up, Malta was an option. It’s very limited compared to UK and US but getting better. If you can’t find it, better to try their customer support. Good luck!

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Frank Muscat 5 March, 2019 - 10:59 am

I am interested in Netflix. I have a Philips Smart TV. 48″. Are subtitles available? Can someone come over to inform me more how to download on my TV. Thks

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Rhi 14 March, 2019 - 3:38 pm

Hi Frank, I am just someone who uses Netflix, I’m afraid I don’t work for them. In case you need help with the TV I’d recommend calling the store you bought it from. However I found this information online:
http://philips-tvconsumercare.kxondemand.com/portal/en/Faq/All/2823

It states that you should have a “netflix” button on your remote. Probably you first need to go to netflix.com and open an account and set up your subscription. Then once done, you can login on the TV and get watching.
Good luck!

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Steven 25 September, 2019 - 6:21 pm

This needs to be updated, the standard is now 12€ and the premium (4K) is 16€

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