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Amazon Prime Video Now Available in Canada!

Amazon Prime Video Now Available in Canada!

By Simon Hung

Amazon Prime subscribers received an early Christmas present today, as the long-awaited Amazon Prime Video is now available in over 200 countries, including Canada!

Amazon Prime Video is a video streaming service that was previously only available in England and the United States -- click here to view the full press release about the expansion. The service is similar to Netflix and allows you to stream hundreds of movies and TV shows for free if you’re a Prime member!

Amazon’s library doesn’t look quite as extensive as Netflix and there are some titles available on both platforms, but Amazon does have some exclusive titles as well as Amazon Original Series titles including The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, Mozart in the Jungle and more! Curiously, there are some Amazon Originals like the Emmy-award winning Tumble Leaf that do not appear to be available at launch.

Jeremy Clarkson's newest project, The Grand Tour, is available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Click here to visit the Amazon Prime Video homepage -- simply login with your existing Amazon credentials and you’ll be able to access the entire library. Apps are also available on Android and iOS that let you stream on-the-go and even download titles for offline playback.

This new addition is one of several major perks that Amazon has recently added to their Prime service, which lets members receive free shipping on all orders, one-day delivery in Toronto or Vancouver, 20% off diapers, unlimited photo storage and more!

An Amazon Prime subscription costs $79.00 per year or $39.00 per year for eligible students. Free 30-day trials are available for those who have never used it. Let us know if you’ll be using Amazon Prime Video or if the addition is enough for you to subscribe to Prime. Happy binging!

39 Comments

    • Anyone know if there's an app for that on the Samsung ks8000?
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    • Good news, thanks OP!

      Strange I didn't get any heads up from Amazon considering I'm a Prime member.
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    • hmm, makes me want to keep my prime membership after the 30 day trial periods ends.
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    • Let's wait and see what content it's providing before trying it out.
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    • Signing up is tempting because of this and their free bear...
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    • If you use a smart DNS to make it look like you're in the US, you will get a much better movie/tv show selection. Doesn't matter that your Prime is through Amazon.ca

      I logged in to PrimeVideo.com through my browser on my PC and I get all the Prime Original content plus about 60 some movies. All older stuff like American Pie and The Mummy. Guess that's all we get as Canadians, heh.

      However on my Nvidia Shield i have a Smart DNS service set up so that it looks like I am in the US/UK (depending on the service). So when I sign into the Amazon Video app, I get access to the Amazon Original content plus a much better movie/tv show selection.

      Edit: NVM, thought it stopped working, but it was an issue on my end. This still works fine ^^^
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    • I don't recommend trying it right now. I have prime, and from what I see it has Amazon Original Series and old movies/tv shows (like the ones you see in shomi).
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    • Free 30-day Amazon Prime trial via Amazon's video streaming service, PrimeVideo. TRIAL WILL WORK EVEN IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY USED AN AMAZON PRIME TRIAL OFFER.

      Sign up for your free trial: https://www.primevideo.com/
      CDN $79/year after free trial. Cancel anytime. *Quebec residents receive an initial 13-month membership for CDN $79, instead of a free trial. Website and apps in English only. French subtitles or dubbing available for many titles.

      Click the link below to learn how to cancel renewal of your Prime account, so you will not be billed. You will still be able to use your Prime membership for the duration of the trial:
      https://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/customer/ ... =201514690

      Perfect for Holiday shopping.
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    • Thanks for the heads up! 'Bout time!!
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    • Weird.. my free trial ended on dec 12
      Signed up for this for another free trial
      Went to amazon.ca to cancel my free trial to avoid getting charge at the end of the free trial
      Its still showing that my free trial ended
      BUT
      I can still get the free 2 day even for $5 item
      Amazon basics 20% discount
      I hope its a glitch and that will give me permanent membership lol
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    • ratatapa wrote:
      Dec 14th, 2016 6:13 am
      Anyone know if there's an app for that on the Samsung ks8000?
      I have a samsung JU7100 and i just dowloaded the apps
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    • Hopefully the selection will grow. I do have Getflix DNS service lifetime subscfiption though, so will give it a try. Regardless, I have Prime because I shop there a lot and I feel it is worth it. Their unlimited photo storage sucks though. It lacks sync capabilities, which is a deal breaker to me. Who whants to reupload every time photos added? I hope they will fix it eventually. Meantime I stick with iCloud and Google backup.
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    • I signed up for Prime a couple of days ago just to get the teddy bear free, and was planning on cancelling due to low value. But between diaper discounts and video now, I think there's just enough value to keep it (I don't care about fast shipping most of the time).

      Thanked!
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    • I dont see free trial...
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    • How do you stream this to your TV?
      I have a chrome cast but last week when i was trying to stream Amazon Prime content it was pretty choppy (when you directly stream from your computer to your chrome cast)

      I have a ps3 as well but nothing else to stream.
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    • Asking me for my CC when I try to start the trial and there is no indication that I will be put on a trial.
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    • I am still waiting for the apps for TV and Xbox.
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    • I wonder if I can finally set my 4 Fire TV boxes to a Canadian location?
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    • cursayer wrote:
      Dec 14th, 2016 7:09 am
      Asking me for my CC when I try to start the trial and there is no indication that I will be put on a trial.
      Same... don't want to checkout and end up having to cancel and get a refund and all that jazz...
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    • I'll wait till it becomes a bit more interesting. Besides, I'm hearing a lot of complaints about shipping taking over two days.
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    • benzylique wrote:
      Dec 14th, 2016 7:06 am
      How do you stream this to your TV?
      I have a chrome cast but last week when i was trying to stream Amazon Prime content it was pretty choppy (when you directly stream from your computer to your chrome cast)

      I have a ps3 as well but nothing else to stream.
      Only option for you is to play the video in a tab and cast the tab to Chromecast. Which I assume is what you're doing anyway when you say directly stream from your computer to Chromecast.

      It's pretty unlikely Amazon will ever add actual Chromecast support, considering they don't even allow Chromecast devices to be sold on their site because they compete with their own Fire Stick product.
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    • destinet wrote:
      Dec 14th, 2016 6:56 am
      I have a samsung JU7100 and i just dowloaded the apps
      Perfect thanks!
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    • I have multiple accounts, one which has never had prime, that one shows the free option, the others dont.
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    • Does this work for anyone with Prime Student? When I login it's asking me to sign up for the 30 day trial. I'll talk to support later to find out what is going on.
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    • OP, can you explain a bit more the specifics of this deal? This is a trial to try Amazon Video? Isn't that just for the U.S.? Your link certainly points to the U.S. Amazon Video. Is this a trial for U.S. prime? All the cues point to that, but hard to tell without the input of someone who actually signed up all the way through.

      I have Amazon Prime already, but I am curious to see what Amazon Video has to offer.
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    • it works. when checking out there is a 'Start your free trial' button. My amazon.ca now shows free trial with expiry of Jan 13th (I used one before),
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    • hagbard wrote:
      Dec 14th, 2016 7:13 am
      I'll wait till it becomes a bit more interesting. Besides, I'm hearing a lot of complaints about shipping taking over two days.
      There is nothing really to complain about. Some stuff has taken longer than two days for me now during the Christmas rush, and even though I think that's acceptable, if you don't you just contact customer support asking why it's not within their window, they apologize & give you 1 month free prime service.
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    • Cool. I give it a try. I'd already be an Amazon Prime member for diapers if it was for their subscription model. I have no idea when I'll need diapers, I just know that I will.
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    • Offline downloads?
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    • Does work for Prime Student i just tried.
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    • Yes offline downloads does work. Downloading man in high Castle right now.
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    • LarissaC wrote:
      Dec 14th, 2016 7:24 am
      OP, can you explain a bit more the specifics of this deal? This is a trial to try Amazon Video? Isn't that just for the U.S.? Your link certainly points to the U.S. Amazon Video. Is this a trial for U.S. prime? All the cues point to that, but hard to tell without the input of someone who actually signed up all the way through.

      I have Amazon Prime already, but I am curious to see what Amazon Video has to offer.
      If you are already subscribed to Amazon Prime then you don't need to sign up for any free trial, you already have access to Amazon Prime Video.
      Yes, previously Amazon Prime Video was US/UK only. However as of today, they have expanded their Prime Video service to over 200 countries.
      Which is why the content is located on it's own site @ www.PrimeVideo.com
      Just go to sign in, type in your Amazon.ca user/pass. It will see you are prime and give you access to Amazon Original content + some movies (mostly a decade or more old stuff)
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    • PercyJones wrote:
      Dec 14th, 2016 7:30 am
      Does work for Prime Student i just tried.
      Prime membership issue
      Your Prime free trial doesn’t include Prime Video. To upgrade to a paid membership, please contact Amazon Customer Service.

      doesnt here
      are you sure you have the student discount?

      I bought prime in november, they give many months free for students...
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    • Is there an Android app that works with a remote? My trial is ending next week so I'm still considering if I should extend it. I get most of my content from the Android media player and have the Rogers package for all sports so there's pretty much nothing else that prime can offer me.
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    • Thanks. Not a lot of selection there yet but apps are available on google play and the web.
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