Blockbuster Shuts Down In Canada: Your Options For Renting Movies In The Post-Video Store World

Blockbuster Shuts Down Canada

The Huffington Post Canada   First Posted: 09/01/11 04:22 PM ET Updated: 11/01/11 06:12 AM ET

Blockbuster Video’s announcement this week that it is closing all its remaining Canadian locations marks a milestone in consumer history, as the sun sets on the age of the video rental store and dawns on the age of streaming movies.

For those of you still addicted to your local Blockbuster location and wondering where you’ll get your recent releases now, here are some options:

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Google-owned YouTube announced at the beginning of September that it's entering the Canadian streaming movie market with a selection of more than 1,000 movies ranging in price from free to $4.99. The venture is expected to ruffle the feathers of Canada's telcos, who themselves are trying to capture the streaming movie market.

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