Good news for Canadian Roku users — the company has just announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available on its streaming platform in Canada. That means anyone with a compatible Roku product and an existing Prime membership will now have easy access to an exclusive popular collection of movies, TV episodes and Prime Original series available at no additional cost.
“Prime Video offers consumers access to an exciting entertainment selection that can be streamed in HD and beautiful 4K HDR image quality,” said Tedd Cittadine, Roku vice president of content distribution. “Prime Video is a very popular entertainment destination on our platform in the U.S. and UK, and we expect it to be a hit in Canada.”
Popular titles available in HD and 4K HDR include the recently released Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, American Gods and new seasons of popular favourites like The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle and Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton. Also on the way are upcoming series like the highly anticipated Prime Original Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, directed by Sam Esmail (creator of Mr. Robot), coming on November 2.
Tim Leslie, Prime Video International at Amazon vice president, says their focus continues to be providing great content for customers no matter where they are around the world, and on new devices.
Users will be able to access Prime Video by selecting it from the Roku Channel store found on their TV home screen. Prime Video is available for Roku 2 (except for models 2720x and 27020EU), Roku 3 (except for model 4230x), Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (except for models 3400x, 3500x and 3500EU), Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra as well as Roku TVs. New customers can sign-up on device or at PrimeVideo.com.