Popular movie streaming service Netflix is finally extending its reaches beyond the US in a pivotal move, bringing blockbuster film properties to Canada this fall.
Customers will pay a monthly fee for unlimited streaming movies on their computer and/or TV; a specific figure is not yet known, but we can assume it will be around the $8.99 figure US customers are acquainted with.
Unlike in the US where films are also available by mail, Canada's service will be streaming only. Currently services like Zip offer delivery, and last we heard, were slowly working on a streaming option.
Netflix will be first offered in English, with a French option added "over time."
Canada typically gets the short end of the stick when it comes to streaming TV and film, and its citizens are very familiar with images like this, so it's important to see a 13 million customer strong service is able to overcome the legal hurdles at last -- this could bode well for Hulu.
Interested Canadians can sign up via the official site below to get a notice when the service launches.
On the downside, Internet giant Bell is rumored to soon be putting caps on many connections, which would prove troublesome for film lovers. With multiple streaming services launching soon, though, this could force them to cancel their plans.