Netflix Streaming Into Canada Later This Year

on July 19, 2010 4:20 PM

Netflix Streaming Into Canada Later This Year

We’ve had streaming Netflix service on various devices – including our game consoles – for years now in the U.S., but later this year our friends north of the border will finally be able to see what all the fuss is about. There are a couple caveats, however. First, for French Canadians, the service will initially not support French audio or subtitles, but it appears that will be coming down the line at a later point.

Secondly, Netflix did not announce which devices the streaming service will initially be available on. Here’s what Netflix had to say about which devices will be available at launch and it is frustratingly vague at the moment:

“Canadian Netflix members will be able to instantly watch a broad array of movies and TV episodes right on their TVs via a range of consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix, as well as watching on PCs and Macs.”

It can pretty much be assumed that, at the very worst, over time their streaming service in Canada will support all the game consoles it does here – the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360. So, here’s hoping those will be supported at launch or shortly thereafter.

If you live in Canada and are looking forward to this service going live in the fall, you can head on over to Netflix’s Canadian site to sign up for updates on how the rollout is progressing.

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Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.