Netflix Goes Live in Canada

Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

But sadly, the selection seems to be significantly less than what's offered in the US.

Oh our neighbors to the north, how we love to tease you! Your ways – and your bacon – are different from ours, but we kid because we love. Netflix loves you too, and has finally made it across the border with its streaming service.

Canadian residents wishing to get their stream on will be shelling out $7.99 a month, just a touch cheaper than the least expensive one-disc plan in the states. Just like in the US, you'll be able to watch Netflix on the PS3, Wii, and soon the 360 as well.

The downside is that the selection seems much more limited than the US version. Canadians don't have access to shows like 'Lost,' or 'The Office,' which we do. There's no official word from Netflix, but it's almost certainly a licensing issue. It's not cheap to get such a wide variety of shows available streaming, and Netflix seems to be testing the market a bit before diving in head first.

Source: Netflix

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