Netflix introducing video streaming service in Canada just in time for Apple TV debut

Netflix has made its very first foreign expansion by introducing their service of streaming video content into Canada. The service is now available and will cost you $7.99 per month.

This is great news for those of you in Canada as you will not be left out in the cold when Apple TV starts to ship (any day now). The company confirmed that not only will it support Apple TV but Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch will also be compatible with the streaming service in conjunction with the appropriate Netflix application.

If you live in Canada and were not going to make the Apple TV purchase, does this change your mind?

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dloveprod says:

My Canadian friends will be so happy.

David says:

The amount of available content on Netflix isn't quite there yet; too many titles show up as Not Available.
If I were going to go with Netflix (wife wants to stay with cable for now), I'd almost feel compelled to get an Apple TV so that the ITunes Store could supplement Netflix.

Helvetica says:

I pre-ordered my Apple TV this morning, right after signing up for Netflix. I am watching the 1st ep of the 3rd season of Avatar on my iPad as we speak.

Webvex says:

Welcome to the first world.

jt says:

I doubt there's a NetFlix app on my PS3!

Webvex says:

Is that a bowl of poutine in the photo?

Mav says:

Ordered AppleTV on day one.
Signed up with Netflix this morning and downloaded Netflix iPhone app. Streaming as we speak. Wish they had more titles though...

GregW says:

Actors hired to help launch Netflix in Canada
"I was unaware that script was handed out to extras and that was not supposed to happen," said Steve Swasey, vice president of corporate communications for Netflix.
"Some people got carried away and it's embarrassing to Netflix."

jt says:

I donno how many will use this as our bandwidth is capped!

Webvex says:

How can the country that created the Canadarm have capped bandwidth?

Douchebag says:

I don't really care about this as my ps3 also now has netflix streaming videos. Apple tv is pretty much useless IMO. I can download tv shows and stream them straight to my ps3..

excaliburca says:

They are supposed to be getting Xbox support for it soon. Once they do I may try it.

Mike t. says:

Please help answer a question for me.
Am I able to save netflix content during the day while on my work wifi connection, and view that content at home later.

Stephen says:

Now if they would just fix the iPhone app.