I asked them this morning about when it would be available on Roku. The answer was that they are aware that many people want that, in the USA and Canada and it is in the development teams hands.
I accepted that answer for now and I'll just wait and see. I might hump a spare computer down to beside my tv, plug in the HDMI and try the free trial...I am a Prime member already.
Amazon Prime Video app is available as of today in Canadian Apple Store but only for mobile devices so it has to be streamed using Air Play if anybody wants to watch it on the big screen.
According to some sources Amazon Prime Video app is coming to Apple TV4 very soon.
I think that Apple TV is the only media player that supports all streaming services available in Canada.
As far as I can 'assume', they just need to expose the Roku Amazon Prime app to the Canadian Roku Store. They have the app already, and it works on my 1 roku setup as a US device, but not on my roku's setup as Canadian devices.
I'm an Amazon Prime US customer (shipping stuff to a relative in the US). When I'm in the US I can watch a lot of stuff on Prime Video, and when I'm home (in Canada) there's been a limited range of stuff for "while you're travelling". I figured it was all Amazon originals, but not all of them.
Is there anything in recent developments that would provide more than what I was getting before? I'm not a Prime Canada member and probably never will be (there isn't enough worth buying from Amazon Canada).
What I would love is for them to follow the Netflix model, where membership in one region works in all regions, but with different content. That's in effect what I've had already, except the Canada content has been tiny (vs just smaller, with Netflix Canada vs Netflix US).
Hoping they can come out with something like that, and hoping more that they're talkign about it.
BTW is there a list anywhere of what Prime US customers can see when they're in Canada?
Not sure what's the point of your question. Prime Video has exclusives and is now available for free for Amazon Prime Canada members. It's like asking why are people discussing Amazon instead of Indigo when buying books, toys, etc. People shop where they want to shop.
Prime Video in Canada will likely improve their library of titles in the coming months and years. The selection on Netflix Canada was comparatively small at first but that has changed. CraveTV had an advantage due to Bell's existing business relationships with US and Canadian broadcasters. It takes time for a new service to build up a library. As licensing agreements with other Canadian services expire, Prime Video has the opportunity to pick some of them up.
As threatened I plugged my W10 Insider laptop into my tv and signed into Amazon. Worked fine as one would expect. Watched about 20 minutes of the Grand Tour...not sure I'll bother with it. Looked at the rest of the offerings, didn't see anything I wanted to watch ( FWIW I rarely bother with Netflix either) and just watched TVO and PBS instead.
I am sure the library will improve as the service gets going.
I'll try Prime before CraveTV for one reason: They will likely have Roku support soon. Though if the library doesn't grow I won't try it for very long. I'll try Crave when they bring out a Roku app, not before.
I asked Amazon why they don't have all seasons of Transparent, which is an Amazon show, and they replied it was a rights issue. I wonder if the failed Shomi still retains the rights to season 3 in Canada?
It's Official: Amazon Instant Video is FINALLY Coming to Canada!
It appears that there's finally a glimmer of hope for Canadian Transparent fans as Amazon Group, LLC announced that they are finally bringing their USA-only Instant Video streaming service to the great white north in the new year! Say "Thank You Amazon!"