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Netflix Now Available in Canada

Posted by Trevor Chan

Grab your Wii Remote and start streaming

Back in July, it was announced that Canada would be getting in on the Netflix service and logistically, that meant Canadian Wii owners could be treated to the same sort of console streaming that their neighbours South of the border have been enjoying since April.

Netflix has today announced that its streaming service has launched outside of the United States for the very first time, and Canada has the honour of hosting the company's first international appearance. Users will be able to enjoy the catalogue of films and TV shows on their Wii consoles starting at $7.99 CDN a month. A one-month free trial is also available, so head over to the Web site for more information.

If you're not already a Netflix member, be sure to read our hands-on impressions of the U.S. service to see if a Netflix membership is for you or not.

Thanks to Edward Jamer for the heads-up.

[via blog.netflix.com]

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User Comments (9)

LoopyLuigi

#3

LoopyLuigi said:

um yay? because, you know, we don't have any other way of renting movies and tv shows up here. except the internet. and the video store. and pay per view. and on demand channels. i am so excited. Zzzzzz......

Xkhaoz

#4

Xkhaoz said:

I still need to get it for my American Wii. I wantz me some MacGyver :)

HipsterDashie

#5

HipsterDashie said:

Whatever happened to those LoveFilm rumours for us then, eh?

Oh well, at least we have the BBC iPlayer. :)

Feld0

#6

Feld0 said:

Huh. Netflix is good and all, but I don't like the idea of having to pop a disc into my Wii every time I want to watch a movie. Then again...going to the video store and renting a physical DVD isn't that different, save for the car trip. :P

Birthday_Boy

#7

Birthday_Boy said:

Great Point, plus, I saw a video of someone who had Netflix wii and said it was slow and claimed he had his router next to him, my router is 2 floors from my wii.
Also i'm sure you can just get off video 2 (or whatever you have on your tv) and go on cable on one of the many on demand channels on your tv (well it's a different thing for mac and ipad)
buuut no late fees

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