How to Watch Amazon Prime Video in Canada

Bell Media let the cat of the bag that Amazon Prime Video was set to launch in Canada on December 1st, despite former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson confirming it on Twitter a couple weeks ago.

If you want to watch Amazon Prime Video in Canada right now and stream Clarkson’s new show, The Grand Tour, you can do so easily, without the need for a VPN to change your location or any other tweaks.

How to do it? Easy.

Just sign into Amazon.com with your existing Amazon.ca Prime account and head over to the Prime Video section. You’ll be able to start streaming videos right away.

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As you can see below, we were able to watch The Grand Tour right away. Any Amazon Original Series is viewable here, while other content restricted to the U.S. won’t be viewable in Canada:

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Amazon Prime costs $79 per year in Canada (it’s 50% off at $40 for students), and there’s no word whether we’ll see a price increase here to make up for the addition of Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video is pegged to launch tomorrow in Canada, the day after Rogers and Shaw’s failed shomi experiment shut down.

Let us know if you’re going to give this a try!

Thanks @_brunovo

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of iPhoneinCanada.ca. Follow me on Twitter, and @iPhoneinCanada, and on Google+.

  • Bruno

    Glad to see that you guys liked it! Thanks for posting it!

  • Lakh Jhajj

    I am already a Prime so I’ll give it a shot but if u ask me that am I gonna buy prime just so to watch the newly available Amazon Video? Nah! cause I doubt their video library will be any close to extensive here in Canada. Will find out soon enough though.

  • “Amazon Prime Video is pegged to launch tomorrow in Canada, the day after Rogers and Shaw’s failed shomi experiment shut down.”
    Ah, that makes sense. I’m wondering if Rogers and Shaw sold the licenses to Amazon. That would give them a healthy library of titles on launch.

  • dwc16

    Didn’t work for me. Mind you my .com account is older than my .ca account and it had Prime a few years ago. Too bad they couldn’t be linked somehow.

  • Mathieu Girard

    Any update on this? Afaik, there is still no official word on prime video in canada

  • Salinger

    Amazon uses a common account for all its storefront territories world-wide. So, your Amazon Canada account credentials will allow you to log in to Amazon in the US, UK, Australia, Germany etc. and place orders for items that will ship outside that country.

    Amazon Prime, however, is specific to each individual country. If you have a Prime account in the US, that does nothing for you anywhere else. The same goes for each country’s Prime service.

    This new access to Prime Video is slightly different. Eventually, they’ll have it set up on the Canadian site, but until then, you can watch select Prime Video content on the US site, if you are a Canadian Prime member, even though you don’t have a US Prime account. Even if you have a US Prime account, you could only watch the full catalogue of Prime videos in Canada if you use a VPN.

  • Salinger

    You don’t need separate .com and .ca accounts. You only need (and should have) one Amazon account based in your native country, and that account will allow you to log in to every Amazon site on the planet. Prime is country specific, so you’d have to purchase that, if you wanted it, under each country’s site, but still using the single account.