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.
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!