Netflix, an online streaming service for movies and television shows which is often touted as being more convenient than piracy, has finally launched in Canada. It can be accessed by anyone with the exception of those who made the unfortunate choice of purchasing an Xbox360.
The Netflix service is now being offered to Canadians at $7.99 per month, with an option for a one month free trial. Those who subscribe are given unlimited access to online content that can be streamed to certain models of Blu-ray players, PC and Mac computers, as well as Wii and PlayStation 3 consoles. However, Xbox360 support has not yet been authorized for Canadian usage, much to the chagrin of Halo players and TelusTV subscribers.
Of course, Canada’s cherished telecommunication companies are ensuring that their customers instead opt for their own subpar content streaming services. Certain companies going as far as to lower download limits to hamper legitimate competing services such as Netflix, knowing full well that none of their customers are actually stupid enough to buy into their proprietary offerings.
While the service is highly recommended, do not be at all surprised by its offerings which will seem exceptionally paltry compared to its US counterpart.