Netflix CEO: Americans Too Self-Absorbed To Notice Netflix Is Cheaper In Canada

Earlier this week, Netflix finally did what the military hasn’t had the guts to do — invade Canada… with a streaming-only video service. But unlike most U.S. products that go across borders, the people in Canadaland are actually paying less than anyone else. But the CEO of Netflix isn’t worried about causing an uproar on this side of Niagara Falls.

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter if he thought U.S. customers would be unhappy to find out that Canadians are paying only $7.99/month CAD (~$7.75 USD), more than a dollar cheaper than the lowest streaming plan in the States, CEO Reed Hastings replied:

How much has it been your experience that Americans follow what happens in the world? It’s something we’ll monitor, but Americans are somewhat self-absorbed.

The fact that we received this in our tipline from a few dozen readers in the last couple hours might prove otherwise…

What Netflix CEO hopes U.S. won’t notice [THR]