The Canadian version of Netflix has a much smaller collections than the US version, but with a subscription in Netflix.ca do actually gives you access to Netflix.com if your ip address is in the state. Having said that means you can enjoy movies on Netflix.com with a Canadian subscription even though physically you are in Canada only if you have a US ip address.
With more and more streaming services available only to US but not Canada, like Pandora (a free online music streaming service) and Hulu (with most up-to-date TV episodes and show), I would like to explore a way to enjoy these online streaming services in an easy and legal way.
An easy way always comes with a price, especially when you want to do it legally. My plain solution is to get a US ip address for my computer, and I use VPN to do it. It costs me around $7 per month when subscribed for a year, which includes two simultaneous connections but unlimited installation of their software in any computer, Mac or PC, even Apple & Android. It is actually safer when surfing the internet with a VPN service in terms of identity protection and sensitive data transfer. I personally am very happy with this VPN company, all those online streaming services work like a charm.
Netflix.com new arrivals as of Jan 4th 2013, the Canadian version.
Netflix.com new arrivals as of Jan 4th 2013, the US version.
Super Size Me (2004) – A true man show demonstrating what happened to his body and emotion when he eat only McDonald’s 3 time a day for a month. We all know that fast food doesn’t intend to be taken in every meal and everyday. But at the end of the show, they interviewed around 100 nutritionists over the phone and most of them suggested that you should never east fast food, especially for kids, because these type of foods are loaded with ingredients that will make you addicted and attached to. Really, everyone should watch it, parents, teenagers or grandparents. It really makes me more aware of the food I eat. It is the best documentaries I have seen in this year.
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) – A documentary about the history of the electric car – car uses only battery which was once very popular in California. It is pathetic to see the fate of these electric cars being crushed and shredded in a junk yard, even some are perfectly functioning. The presence of EV-1 proved to us that despite the technology and consumers were there, there is not much we as a end user can do to stop the giant company’s’ stupid decision.