Netflix descends upon Canada today; plans start at $7.99 CAD

Netflix descends upon Canada today; plans start at $7.99 CAD

Summary: Netflix has finally launched in another country with the debut of the popular online rental and streaming service in Canada today.

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Netflix has finally launched in another country with the debut of the popular online rental and streaming service in Canada today.

Announced back in July, subscription plans start at $7.99 CAD for unlimited instant streaming of movies and TV shows found in the expanding Netflix catalog. Canadians are eligible for a one-month trial period (just like they do down here), so Netflix probably won't be making any money off of this until November.

However, the service only operates in English for now, but Quebec will get its chance "over time" when the site is made available in French.

Does this mean we'll see Netflix expand to other Francophone countries (or any others) soon? Hopefully U.S. users will be able to stream content when visiting our neighbors to the north as well.

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  • RE: Netflix descends upon Canada today; plans start at $7.99 CAD

    Just in time for the dark days of winter. <a href="http://www.idish.net/">Movies</a> are darn important when you have 16+ hours of darkness. I also am glad to hear about the expansion of Netflix into Canada. It seems to be a good market for growth and test area as the company gains international markets.
    popguy
    • RE: Netflix descends upon Canada today; plans start at $7.99 CAD

      @popguy. 16 hours of darkness? Where do you think we are, at the North Pole? Show me any place on this planet other than the North and South poles at certain times of the year that have 16 hours of darkness. Another uneducated American.
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      • RE: Netflix descends upon Canada today; plans start at $7.99 CAD

        @Beric. Please do not call someone an uneducated American. I am canadian and there are cities (ie. Edmonton) which do in fact have approx. 8 hours of daylight during the winter months (sunrise at 8AM-9AM, sunset at 4PM-5PM). Thus, please check your sources before posting irrelevant comments.
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  • 2 words.. artifacty and blocky.. they compress the crap out of that video

    those streams are really compressed to the nth degree.. even the so called "HD" streams are really blocky... on a 32 inch TV from a distance it didn't look that bad.. if you're remotely close to the screen it's really bad though... but on a 58inch it looked like complete crap.. wasn't really impressed by the picture quality on the iPad app either.. for the kids it might not be that bad for $8.. the quality of what you get from iTunes especially HD content is far, far superior... night and day difference.. i guess you get what you pay for.
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  • RE: Netflix descends upon Canada today; plans start at $7.99 CAD

    With Netflix now making the streaming movies and dvd mailers two separate subscriptions, it has angered many customers who believe they should have been "grandfathered" into this and not subject to pay more to have both.
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