Blogs should never be shills.
It’s a rule.
OK. A rule I just made up. And now I will break it.
One of the things I have missed in Mexico is access to a good movie source. Of course, there are the pirated DVDs in the local markets. But I have already discussed why I do not buy those.
During the early part of the year, I had heard rumors that Netflix was going to start offering services in Mexico. That was good news for me. During my six-month sojourn to The States last year, I subscribed to Netflix. Its streaming video offerings were a bit limited. But they were high quality versions of some very good films.
But promised services here in Mexico often remain merely promises -- awaiting some future date for delivery.
But not this time.
This month Netflix is starting its services in Latin America. Brazil already has the service. On Wednesday service starts for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Later in the week, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Venezuela, and Chile come on line.
And then on Monday of next week -- drum roll, please -- Mexico (along with Central America and the Caribbean) will be potential Netflix customers. If I have read the announcement correctly, the subscription will be $99 (Mx) a month -- about what I paid in The States.
I will sign up – if only to test the one limitation I think I will have in Melaque. My internet speed here is rather slow. Even though I have the highest speed service that the rather antiquated telephone lines will allow, I have trouble with internet calls and video streaming now and then.
But there is a work-around for that, as well. I will simply have to plan ahead and download the movies in full before I watch them.
So, next Monday, I will pull out my credit card and set up another monthly billing. And we will see whether Netflix can fill my film jonesing.