Rumours had been swirling for a while, but today Amazon Prime Video became very, very real!

As of this moment, Amazon’s streaming service is available in over 200 countries and territories, including Canada.

What’s Amazon Prime Video, you ask?

Well, it works a lot like Netflix, it’s a streaming service that features both original content like (The Grand Tour, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, The Man in the High Castle.) and classic content like TV shows and movies. Most notably, I’m so freaking excited to see the final two seasons of Community are there, particularly the last season, which only streamed on Yahoo in the States, meaning we never got to watch it.

And if you haven’t watched Transparent, it will fundamentally change you. It’s that good.

Unless you’re dying to see Skulls 2, the movie collection could definitely use some work, but hey, it’s day one. It’ll get there.


The announcement comes two weeks after Shomi closed it’s figurative stores. Shomi was featuring many of Amazon’s shows, so perhaps this played into that decision.

I’m still looking for one of the services to both stream the original seasons of Happy Endings, and then make more episodes. I’d also settle for Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls.

Amazon Prime Video is now available at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in Canada. If you’re not a member, it looks like you can sign up for a free 30 trial, and then it’s 79.00/year ($6.58/month) (plus any applicable taxes).

Mike Morrison