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Attention Canadians: You Can Now Stream Netflix

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.

  • dark_lord69
    I want to stream Netflix on my Blackberry.
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  • bustapr
    I laughed so hard at the title... made me think he was talking to aliens.
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  • matt314
    Let me use Hulu without a stupid proxy and then I'll be happy. Dont care much for netflix...
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  • g00fysmiley
    cool.. now let me stream to my pre? >_
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  • Do you what is wrong with Canada. We have a population of 30 million people living in a country larger than Russia. Think about that from a business/ retail view.
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  • lpedraja2002
    Eh!? Still no Netflix for Puerto Rico? That sucks, that's why I canceled my subscription and saved a buck each month with Blockbuster.

    But the service wasn't as good so I'm using Redbox now lol.
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  • wolfram23
    Hmm well could be interesting. I'll have to look into it. Cable TV alone is about 5 times that price so it seems worthwhile if the video quality is high (1080p?)
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  • kezix_69
    Netflix streams in 1080p if your connection is fast enough.
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  • kezix_69
    kezix_69Netflix streams in 1080p if your connection is fast enough....and if the video is offered in HD. Sorry for the double post.
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  • Traciatim
    Now I wonder how they are going to get around bandwidth caps that Canadian ISPs love to cling to.

    Rogers offers 10 by 1Mbps cable for $60 a month with a 95GB (I assume 95,000,000,000 bytes, not 102,005,473,280 bytes). Bell has it's Fibe 25 which is 25 by 7Mbps but with a bandwidth cap of 75GB only for $53.

    I assume netflix streams HD in 720P or 1080i video to save bandwidth, so if you want decent HD at 4GB per movie you end up at 23 movies or 18 movies a month depending on who you choose. That assuming you do nothing else with your connection.

    I wish the CRTC would step up and do something.
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