People in Canada can now watch streaming shows and movies, like Dora the Explorer, on Netflix. Netflix is offering a $7.99 a month subscription service. Subscribers can watch Netflix with the use of several different electronic equipment.
A number of consumer electronics devices available in Canada are capable of streaming instantly from Netflix right to TVs. Nintendo’s Wii home console and Sony’s PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system can stream from Netflix now, and later this fall Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is set to join the Netflix streaming ranks here. The installed base of the three leading consoles in Canada is approximately six million units.
In addition, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can now stream from Netflix in Canada, as can Blu-ray disc players from Samsung and Toshiba. Movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix can also be watched instantly on PCs and Macs. Over time, more devices capable of streaming from Netflix are expected to be added in Canada, including Blu-ray disc players from VIZIO and Insignia (the latter available exclusively at Best Buy and Futureshop), Internet TVs from Samsung and the recently returned Apple TV when it is introduced here.