Netflix's streaming service, enjoyed by many Americans, is now available to those north of the border. The internet movie subscription service today launched in Canada with an offering that allows Canadians to instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix to TVs and computers for $7.99 a month. The Canadian introduction marks the first availability of the Netflix service outside the United States.
“With our launch today in Canada, Netflix is focused on adding meaningfully to the entertainment choices available to Canadian consumers,” said the company’s co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings, who was in Toronto for the inauguration of the service. “Convenience, selection and value are at the heart of the Netflix service, and it is our hope that this resonates with Canadians.”
Right now, Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s PlayStation 3 system can stream from Netflix, and later this fall Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will join them (probably with a needed system update). In addition, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can now stream from Netflix in Canada, as can Blu-ray disc players from Samsung and Toshiba. Movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix can also be watched instantly on PCs and Macs. Thousands of movies and TV shows to choose from
The service is available now at Netflix.ca with a one month free trial and a monthly fee of $7.99. Being in Canada myself, it's time to give it a spin... er stream.