Netflix Canada Launches Online Streaming: Response Underwelming
How Much Does Netflix Cost In Canada? Netflix Launches Online Streaming In Canada, Selection Not As Good As The USA
Netflix launched its online streaming service in Canada on Wednesday.
Netflix Canadian streaming service will cost $7.99 a month for unlimited streaming. To entice Canadians to sign up Netflix is offering a month long free trial.
Consumers need a PS3, or the Nintendo Wii to access Netflix in Canada,
and coming later this fall, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, as well as models from Sharp, VIZIO, Haier and Best Buy’s Insignia brand. Plus, they can instantly watch via Apple’s iPhone or iPad and on PCs and Macs.
News that Netflix was coming to Canada generated a lot of excitement but the initial response is more disappointment than anything else.
The selection on Netflix Canada is more limited than for Netflix subscribers in the USA.
1. The selection seems very limited for Canada. only like 15 movies per category (Horror, Action, etc).....
2. Very disappointed with the selection compared to the US site. No, family guy, office Dexter etc. If it doesn't improve during the one month trial i will cancel.
3. Very disappointed with the selection compared to the US site. No, family guy, office Dexter etc. If it doesn't improve during the one month trial i will cancel.
Netflix is likely encountering rights issues in Canada. Canadian broadcasters not only hold the broadcast rights but often hold digital rights for the popular U.S. TV shows in Canada.
One suspects, Netflix executives are figuring ways out to get access to those shows and movies not any easy task as CTV, Global, and their parent companies are all cable and Teleco companies and are likely planning their own services.