Today Netflix has announced that they will be extending their movie streaming service into Canada, brining movies and tv shows on demand to a number of devices. Currently, reports are stating that the service is available on PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii consoles, as well as internet connected Macs, PCs, and Samsung and Toshiba Blu-ray players. Canadian consumers will also be able to access the service through supported iOS devices including iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
This is the first time Netflix has expanded their service internationally, outside of the US. This also means that content will vary slightly due to licensing agreements and region specific availability. While this would normally mean the selection wont be as robust as it is for American consumers, it appears there are also options available to Canadians not currently available to US customers, such as Mad Men and Superbad.
Devices to be supported sometime this fall include Xbox 360, Samsung internet connected TVs, Insignia and Vizio Blu-ray players. Xbox 360 support likely hinges on a forthcoming Xbox Live firmware update.
The service will be accessible to those with a monthly Netflix subscription which will run you about $8 CAD monthly.