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.