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Amazon prime video now available in Canada

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  • Mar 23rd, 2017 10:55 am
Newbie
Feb 26, 2017
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Hopefully available in HDR or Dolby vision. I haven't renewed my free trial of Amazon prime because of this. Just give us a couple series in UHD and I would gladly give them $80 for the yearly subscription.
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Aug 21, 2016
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mairj23 wrote:
Feb 27th, 2017 9:51 am
Hopefully available in HDR or Dolby vision. I haven't renewed my free trial of Amazon prime because of this. Just give us a couple series in UHD and I would gladly give them $80 for the yearly subscription.
Have they said why we haven't been rolled out these features? It's not like Amazon has a bandwidth issue preventing it
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Feb 26, 2017
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fern54 wrote:
Feb 27th, 2017 12:24 pm
Have they said why we haven't been rolled out these features? It's not like Amazon has a bandwidth issue preventing it
Yeah, wish I knew the reason. Especially when they roll out a new show like "Sneaky Pete" last month and it's only in 1080.
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Oct 19, 2015
3 posts
Kentville, NS
I still can't believe they bothered to roll this out in Canada since the only real way to watch is via a web browser. Everyone is forced to look for workarounds. In my case am using the American xbox1 app.

They really need to rethink this, or spend a couple US dollars and get the Canadian apps working. Or if they are working to improve the service, let us know.

I can't see why anyone would shell out $ for prime video in its current state, unless your using and Android box(or Shield) and trying to access the U.S. content.

Sigh.
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Dec 30, 2008
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Windsor
I'm a little late to the party but I just signed up for Prime Canada for another reason (games discount).... Can someone give me a summary on what devices work for the US library with a DNS service?

So far I've managed to deduce that Xbox One, sideloaded Android App and via Amazon.com are the working methods.... Any others?
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May 9, 2006
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Does the US site have more shows? I might give the XB1 method a try. Just collecting dust right now.
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Vancouver
MeasureTheory wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 1:32 pm
They added some new 4K HDR content in Canada.
Where did Grand Tour go? It's also unbelievably difficult to search for HDR/UHD stuff, like after watching season 2 of Man in the High Castle [Ultra HD], it vanished from "Available in UHD" and you can't search for it. Had to go to Season 1 of the Ultra HD version to find Season 2 again.
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lhsonic wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2017 2:04 am
Where did Grand Tour go? It's also unbelievably difficult to search for HDR/UHD stuff, like after watching season 2 of Man in the High Castle [Ultra HD], it vanished from "Available in UHD" and you can't search for it. Had to go to Season 1 of the Ultra HD version to find Season 2 again.
They also had Sneaky Pete and Goliath in 4K HDR at one point during the weekend, but now both seemed to have disappeared from the "Available in UHD" list. I got to see the first episode of Sneaky Pete when it was still available in UHD, and it had some of the best HDR I've seen yet.
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