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What You Need To Know About Netflix Canada:

Netflix is the Canada's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. But to get the most out of Netflix Canada there are a few things you need to know...

Starting at $9.99 a month (basic plan), Netflix Canada members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed over the Internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. There are a ton of of devices that you can use to stream Netflix: Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, Internet-connected TVs, home theater systems, digital video recorders and Internet video players; Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. Netflix is very established in the US but it is just starting out in Canada. Netflix is always working to add new movies and television programs. Try Netflix for FREE! Get movies instantly streaming right to your computer and TV.

1) $9.99 per month (for one viewing at a time)
2) $13.99 per month to watch content on two devices at the same time.
3) $16.99 per month to watch content on four devices at the same time and in HD and ultra HD video

The Pros and Cons of Netflix Canada:

Netflix Canada Main PageThe Pros:

  • The Netflix Canada website is built just for Canadians.
  • The Netflix Canada website is very simple to use.
  • Video streaming quality is good - HD content is available.
  • Account setup is very easy.
  • Connecting your streaming device to your computer is fairly easy. You may need a youngster to help you set it up. (just joking)
  • You can watch on up to six unique devices (including computers & smart phones).
  • Pause, stop, rewind, fast-forward your show just like a DVD or VCR.
  • Watch unlimited movies & TV shows for as little as $9.99 per month.
  • Canceling your subscription is pain-free.

The Cons:

  • The catalogue of movies and TV shows in Canada is not a big as it is in the US (but it is growing)
  • If you do not have an unlimited Internet plan then you could end up paying extra money to your Internet provider for overuse.
    See how Netflix helps you minimize your bandwidth usage
  • Searching for movies is way easier through the website than it is on say, the Wii gaming platform. Use your PC to select your movies by starting to watch a movie and then stop it after a second or two. Go to your Netflix connected TV and the movies will be there under "Recently watched". This is a good work-around.
  • Netflix is clever and suggests programming for you based on what you have watched and rated. If you don't take the time to set up your account you may miss out on movies and TV show. See below to learn how to set up your Netflix Canada account properly.

Learn how to get the most out of your Netflix Canada account:

Learn how to get the most out of Netflix Canada by setting up your taste profile1) Complete your Taste Profile: The most important thing that you should do first is go and enter your Netflix Taste Profile. All you have to do is mark your preferences where you have a definite opinion. This takes a few minutes (there are 14 pages to go through) but afterwards, you will see what a difference it makes in terms of available programming. Netflix Canada uses the information that you enter here to suggest possible programs for you to watch.

2) Rate movie and TV shows that you have seen: This works much like your taste profile except it is one a movie-by-movie basis. This not only helps you but it helps all other Netflix Canada users.

3) Select Your Bandwidth Cap: Worried about exceeding your bandwidth limit when streaming movies from Netflix? Netflicks Canada has hear the debate about download caps and have made changes to the website. You can now select three different data rates depending on how much of a data cap you have. Click on "Your Account & Help" in the upper right corner of the page and then on the middle - right side on the Account page click on the blue "Manage Video Quality" text link. Here you will be able to enable or select three different data rates/download speeds.

Your new choices:
Good quality
(up to 0.3 GB per hour)
Better quality (up to 0.7 GB per hour)
Best quality (up to 1 GB per hour, or up to 2.3 GB per hour for HD)

Note: If you are not lucky enough to have an old unlimited bandwidth contract with your provider here is what you need to know about extra Internet usage fees:

Bell Canada packages include between 2GB and 25GB usage. Check the fine print on your contract to see what get. If you exceed this amount you will pay up to $2/GB (see Bell for more details) Rogers packages include between 2GB and 175GB usage! Check the fine print on your contract to see what get. If you exceed this amount you will pay up to $1.5/GB (see Rogers for more details) Shaw packages include between 15GB and 350GB usage!!! Check the fine print on your contract to see what get. If you exceed this amount you will pay up to $1.5/GB (see Shaw for more details)


Still on the fence about joining Netflix Canada?

Here are the top reasons for joining Netflix Canada:

1) Try it free for a month - that's no charge!

You will be required to enter a credit card when you set up your account but you will not be billed as long as you cancel before the end of 1 month. If you don't like Netflix, then just cancel - it's as easy as that! You have nothing to lose for trying Netflix.

2) Watch instantly on up to 4 unique devices:

This includes personal computers and Netflix ready devices. You may also manually de-register devices you no longer wish to use for watching instantly. A deactivated device can be reactivated later if you wish to resume using it.

3) Pause, stop, rewind, fast-forward just like a DVD:

Movies and TV episodes start playing in seconds. It will depend on the speed of your broadband Internet connection. Movies and TV episodes are streamed over the Internet, so you don't have to wait for them to download. Watching for 1 hour will use approximately 1GB of bandwidth and approximately 2GB an hour if you are watching HD. You have the option to set your account to "no HD" if you'd prefer.

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