Netflix Subscribers Have Doubled in Canada Since Last Year, Survey Finds

by Knowlton Thomas | Research

Canadians love watching online video. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Netflix—despite its inferior library North of the border—is popular among Canadians.

According to CBC/Radio-Canada's Media Technology Monitor, 15% of Canadians are now subscribers of the video streaming service. This is more than double the number one year ago, when 7% were subscribers. 

A separate survey suggests that Netflix subscribers watch 28% more television overall than the average Canadian, and watch nearly six hours of content on Netflix per week. 74% of Netflix subscribers use the service on their television primarily, 18% on their desktops, 3% on their tablets, and 2% on their smartphones.


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With more than 15 million members, Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] is the world’s largest subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. For $8.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streamed to their TVs and computers and can receive unlimited DVDs delivered quickly to their homes. With Netflix, there are... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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