Netflix to arrive in Chile
by Katie Bolin
This Thursday, September 8, marks the launch of Netflix in Chile. For 3,790 pesos per month, subscribers in Chile will have access to thousands of streaming international movies and television series.
Subscribers will need an internet connection through a computer, PS2, PS3 or Wii in order to view the series and movies.
It is presently unclear if the online streaming database will offer the same movies and television series that are available in the US and Canada. Through the combination of mailed DVDs and online streaming, customers in North America have the option to rent movies through the mail that are not featured through their online streaming service. Many films and series, like HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, are only available for DVD rental.
The American company has more than 25 million subscribers throughout the United States and Canada. Netflix in the United States and Canada offers DVD rentals through the mail as well as access to their online database of movies.
Netflix has recently been under fire in the US after a 60% increase in monthly subscriptions. Previously, customers were able to receive unlimited 1 DVD out at-a-time along with unlimited online streaming for $9.99 per month. Starting September 8, subscribers in the US are forced to pay $15.98 for the same service. Netflix attributes the price increase to licensing woes and stiffer competition in the online movie streaming business.