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Netflix Canada’s 1 Millionth Subscriber Wins Lifetime Membership

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During Netflix’s most recent earnings report, they mentioned their Canadian division was just short of 1 million subscribers, but that has changed. The milestone was reached last month, when Amanda Bell James from Flin Flon, Manitoba, joined Netflix Canada and won a lifetime membership. Now that’s a nice little surprise.

Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO and co-founder:

“We’re thrilled that Canadians have embraced Netflix so rapidly, and are we’re equally proud to have welcomed one million members in such a short period…Our focus remains on building up the breadth and range of movies and TV shows to watch instantly, as well as constantly improving the experience, and we look forward to welcoming many more new members.”

As for Amanda, she was pretty excited to become the 1 millionth member:

“I’m excited to be the millionth Canadian member…Netflix is something I enjoy with my family and I look forward to continue watching our favorite movies and TV shows via Netflix in the future.”

Congrats to Netflix on this milestone. Now let’s keep working hard to bring us some solid content! The Netflix iPhone app works great on the iPhone, and Apple TV was almost made for Netflix, the integration is so good.

Click here to sign up for Netflix Canada. The first month is free.

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  • Anonymous

    Too bad she’ll burn through the content in about a month.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad she’ll burn through the content in about a month.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad she’ll burn through the content in about a month.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad she’ll burn through the content in about a month.

  • Ljrochon

    You have no idea what your talking about do some research before you speak you won’t look so foolish.

  • Ljrochon

    You have no idea what your talking about do some research before you speak you won’t look so foolish.

  • Ljrochon

    You have no idea what your talking about do some research before you speak you won’t look so foolish.

  • Ljrochon

    You have no idea what your talking about do some research before you speak you won’t look so foolish.

  • While you are right, the content in Canada is still lacking, 2 things here:

    1) You ARE (see what I did there?) a douche for being a grammar n**i.
    2) Different people view different things on Netflix. If they want old tv shows, they are going to have a crap load to go through, unless they watch 10 hours a day.
    3) Just because you don’t like everything on Netflix doesn’t mean that a lot of other people don’t.
    4) I hate you more because you have now caused me to defend Netflix, a company I feel is dirtier than a political candidate.
    5) Since I need to stress this again, trying to win an argument sounding like a pompous ass grammar bully kicking virtual sand into this persons’ face just proves that you suck.
    6) Profit.

  • While you are right, the content in Canada is still lacking, 2 things here:

    1) You ARE (see what I did there?) a douche for being a grammar n**i.
    2) Different people view different things on Netflix. If they want old tv shows, they are going to have a crap load to go through, unless they watch 10 hours a day.
    3) Just because you don’t like everything on Netflix doesn’t mean that a lot of other people don’t.
    4) I hate you more because you have now caused me to defend Netflix, a company I feel is dirtier than a political candidate.
    5) Since I need to stress this again, trying to win an argument sounding like a pompous ass grammar bully kicking virtual sand into this persons’ face just proves that you suck.
    6) Profit.

  • While I disagree with the dude bashing you for your grammar, try using valid arguments. They work better. You don’t know what everyone does or doesn’t like, so it might last person A a month or someone like me, a year.

    Maybe backing your comments up with examples might help your case in the future.

    Just a thought.

  • While I disagree with the dude bashing you for your grammar, try using valid arguments. They work better. You don’t know what everyone does or doesn’t like, so it might last person A a month or someone like me, a year.

    Maybe backing your comments up with examples might help your case in the future.

    Just a thought.

  • While I disagree with the dude bashing you for your grammar, try using valid arguments. They work better. You don’t know what everyone does or doesn’t like, so it might last person A a month or someone like me, a year.

    Maybe backing your comments up with examples might help your case in the future.

    Just a thought.

  • Vazandrew

    Not sure when you cancelled but they are always adding new content. I have plenty of titles on my list, and won’t be burning through it all anytime soon. No it is not all ‘crappy low budget content’. Furthermore, it is hard to compare the Canadian and US service. The other has been around a lot longer and it is harder to get the licensing/rights for movies/TV shows over here. They are trying hard to obtain them (i.e. a deal was recently made with CBS).

    If you didn’t like the service that’s fine you are entitled to have an opinion. But please do not project your beliefs onto everyone else and imply that they are lower than you because they like the service.

  • Vazandrew

    Not sure when you cancelled but they are always adding new content. I have plenty of titles on my list, and won’t be burning through it all anytime soon. No it is not all ‘crappy low budget content’. Furthermore, it is hard to compare the Canadian and US service. The other has been around a lot longer and it is harder to get the licensing/rights for movies/TV shows over here. They are trying hard to obtain them (i.e. a deal was recently made with CBS).

    If you didn’t like the service that’s fine you are entitled to have an opinion. But please do not project your beliefs onto everyone else and imply that they are lower than you because they like the service.

  • cilias

    I signed up in October. shinratdr is right. I also don’t think correcting someone for using “your” when they should have used “you’re” is being a grammar nazi. If you’re going to tell someone that they have no idea what they are talking about, don’t be surprised when someone points out your hypocrisy.

  • cilias

    I signed up in October. shinratdr is right. I also don’t think correcting someone for using “your” when they should have used “you’re” is being a grammar nazi. If you’re going to tell someone that they have no idea what they are talking about, don’t be surprised when someone points out your hypocrisy.

  • cilias

    I signed up in October. shinratdr is right. I also don’t think correcting someone for using “your” when they should have used “you’re” is being a grammar nazi. If you’re going to tell someone that they have no idea what they are talking about, don’t be surprised when someone points out your hypocrisy.

  • cilias

    I signed up in October. shinratdr is right. I also don’t think correcting someone for using “your” when they should have used “you’re” is being a grammar nazi. If you’re going to tell someone that they have no idea what they are talking about, don’t be surprised when someone points out your hypocrisy.

  • cilias

    The lesson: When a new service becomes available in Canada, wait until almost a million people have signed up first. 🙂

  • cilias

    The lesson: When a new service becomes available in Canada, wait until almost a million people have signed up first. 🙂

  • Vazandrew

    I also signed up around that time and have plenty of content to watch via my list. Everyone has a different taste, no one is right or wrong. You can’t make a general statement, all you can do is say it doesn’t work for me .  It’s due to licensing so you can’t simply point the finger at Netflix. Anyway enough said. Let’s put this to rest now.

  • cilias

    “You can’t make a general statement”
    Sure you can. If a small minority thinks there is plenty of content, that doesn’t negate a general statement about the opposite. That’s why it’s a *general* statement, not absolute. Popular opinion about subscribers is that the content sucks. Of course, there’s going to be a handful of people who like shitty movies. 🙂

  • cilias

    “You can’t make a general statement”
    Sure you can. If a small minority thinks there is plenty of content, that doesn’t negate a general statement about the opposite. That’s why it’s a *general* statement, not absolute. Popular opinion about subscribers is that the content sucks. Of course, there’s going to be a handful of people who like shitty movies. 🙂

  • cilias

    “You can’t make a general statement”
    Sure you can. If a small minority thinks there is plenty of content, that doesn’t negate a general statement about the opposite. That’s why it’s a *general* statement, not absolute. Popular opinion about subscribers is that the content sucks. Of course, there’s going to be a handful of people who like shitty movies. 🙂

  • cilias

    “You can’t make a general statement”
    Sure you can. If a small minority thinks there is plenty of content, that doesn’t negate a general statement about the opposite. That’s why it’s a *general* statement, not absolute. Popular opinion about subscribers is that the content sucks. Of course, there’s going to be a handful of people who like shitty movies. 🙂

  • Vazandrew

    How do you know it’s a small minority? You can’t say that with complete authority. Do you know every single person who is using the service? No. You can only make an assumption. You can only go on your opinion, on what you validate as a ‘shitty movie’. I could say the same about those looking for only the latest releases from Hollywood. But it’s just my opinion and I won’t talk down to someone because they share a different taste in movies. A deal was recently made with CBS and a lot of new shows are going to be added as well. Bottom line, people will always complain. US users aren’t happy with their selection either. Anyway, enough time wasted. I won’t devote anymore to replying here.

  • Vazandrew

    How do you know it’s a small minority? You can’t say that with complete authority. Do you know every single person who is using the service? No. You can only make an assumption. You can only go on your opinion, on what you validate as a ‘shitty movie’. I could say the same about those looking for only the latest releases from Hollywood. But it’s just my opinion and I won’t talk down to someone because they share a different taste in movies. A deal was recently made with CBS and a lot of new shows are going to be added as well. Bottom line, people will always complain. US users aren’t happy with their selection either. Anyway, enough time wasted. I won’t devote anymore to replying here.

  • Vazandrew

    How do you know it’s a small minority? You can’t say that with complete authority. Do you know every single person who is using the service? No. You can only make an assumption. You can only go on your opinion, on what you validate as a ‘shitty movie’. I could say the same about those looking for only the latest releases from Hollywood. But it’s just my opinion and I won’t talk down to someone because they share a different taste in movies. A deal was recently made with CBS and a lot of new shows are going to be added as well. Bottom line, people will always complain. US users aren’t happy with their selection either. Anyway, enough time wasted. I won’t devote anymore to replying here.

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