13 years after launching in the US, the uber popular DVD by mail and movie streaming service Netflix has announced it will soon be available in Canada. While Americans have the choice of streaming or renting physical DVD's through the mail, Canadians will have to opt for the streaming service as DVD rentals will not be made available here.
"Canadian Netflix members will be able to instantly watch a broad array of movies and TV episodes right on their TV's via a range of consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix, as well as watching on PC's and Macs." states the company's press release.
Since Canadians will not be able to rent physical DVD's, we'll have to rely on other devices such as Xbox or television sets with the service built-in. Many of the TV's released this year and in the coming months (such as certain LG models) already boast about the Netflix service, so the hints at a Canadian lNetflix aunch have been floating around for some time now.
This will mark the company's first expansion outside the US. At first the service will only be made available in English, but Netflix promises to expand the service to include French titles and a bilingual user interface in the near future.
A launch date has not been announced yet.
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