Netflix.ca is now open for business. You can now subscribe to a 1 month trial membership account and enjoy streaming movies. Be warned that you will need to provide a valid canadian credit card or Paypal account to complete the process.
At that point you will be able to stream movies and TV episodes to you iPad/iPhone, Wii or MAC/PC. Is is expected that the new AppleTV2 will also support Netflix streaming in Canada when it ship at the end of the month of September.
Once your trial is ended you will be charged 7.99$/month for the membership. This is less than 100$ per year to watch movies and TV shows… less than one month of my current cable bill!
Mind you, the selection is not the most recent. You won’t find blockbusters movie when they are released. You will have to wait a fair bit before you can stream them via Netflix.
There is also no french section of the web site. This might limit the market penetration in Quebec where most of the population is french speaking. This will seriously limit my familly’s ability to use the service as my kisd only speak french and will not benefit from the familly section for now.
Hopefully Netflix will add some french titles over time.
I will give the service a more thorough try tonight and will report on my experience with it.