Roxio's legal online music service, Napster, has started rapidly expanding to new territories. After launching its service in the UK last week, Napster was launched in Canada this week's Wednesday.
The service's pricing structure is identical in Canada to the services previously launched in the States and in the UK, but obviously adjusted to match the "consumer friendly" price tags in each country. In Canada's case, this means that the optional monthly subscription fee is 9.95 Canadian dollars (appx. 7.31 U.S. dollars or 3.99 UK pounds) that allows unlimited listening of music on-demand. Downloads will cost CDN$1.00 (US$0.73, £0.40) per song. The pricing compared to the American version's pricing of US$9.95 per month or US$0.99 is rather cheap and even cheaper when compared to the well overpriced British version where monthly subscription costs £9.95 (US$17.82) and downloaded tracks cost £1.09 (US$1.95).