Netflix streaming finally comes to Canada

Netflix Instant streaming, the increasingly popular and ubiquitous subscription movie on demand service has officially launched in Canada after more than three years of availability in the United States. This is the first time the service has been made available outside of the U.S.

Fortunately for Canadian Netflix subscribers, there are already a wealth of devices which will let them watch videos on their TV: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Sony PlayStation3, Nintendo Wii, Samsung and Toshiba connected Blu-ray players, and TiVo.

Netflix on Wednesday said the service will be added to the Xbox 360 in Canada this fall, as well as to Vizio and Insignia Blu-ray players, Samsung connected TVs and Apple TV.

The $7.99 subscription service unveiled today only covers streaming videos, and is available in English only. There is reportedly no plan to begin offering the company's DVD-by-mail service, but French language streaming will eventually be offered.

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