I stream so many movies via Netflix' Watch Instantly platform these days that I often forget I'm actually allowed to rent physical movies-by-mail through the service. Not to become too much of a spokesman for the company, but paying $8.99 to access an always-expanding library of streaming titles is a complete no brainer for a movie geek like me. The fact that I can also receive discs in the mail has become an added bonus, really. Which is funny, because when Netflix Watch Instantly was first introduced, it was the novelty portion of the subscription. Perhaps On Demand content delivery is replacing physical media faster than I imagined it would...but I digress...

No inauguration date has been set yet, but starting this fall Netflix is going international and have selected Canada as their first non-US marketplace! Okay, so it's not exactly expanding across oceans, but it's a start. Netflix won't actually be branching the physical, movies-by-mail side of their business up North initially; this is purely a Netflix Watch Instantly expansion. That means that the Canadian pricing plans should be even cheaper than what us Yanks pay each month, though the company has not yet announced what that price will be.
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