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Amazon prime video now available in Canada

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trellaine201 wrote:
May 16th, 2017 7:09 pm
Okay, thanks. Which show is on the USA version that isn't in Canada?

Thank u
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Cool, seems to work with VPN. But kinda sucks trying to get this working on other devices like my Xbox. Think I would have to put vpn onto my router :/ which would be a pain. DNS would be much easier.
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trellaine201 wrote:
May 16th, 2017 7:47 pm
Cool, seems to work with VPN. But kinda sucks trying to get this working on other devices like my Xbox. Think I would have to put vpn onto my router :/ which would be a pain. DNS would be much easier.
That's what I do - I have it set up on my Asus router. I have my Roku using smart DNS, everything else using the ISP.
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I have some crazy set up its shaw cable. The box is a router and cable box in one. :/

I tried Netflix just now with a DNS-unblockus as well with VPN. Neither works for Netflix.
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trellaine201 wrote:
May 16th, 2017 10:34 pm
I have some crazy set up its shaw cable. The box is a router and cable box in one. :/

I tried Netflix just now with a DNS-unblockus as well with VPN. Neither works for Netflix.
Netflix is aggressively blocking VPN and DNS. This is an Amazon thread :)
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May 13th, 2017 5:36 pm
I've emailed Amazon.ca about this Issue a few times. As well, I've Emailed Roku. Both accuse the other, of thwarting the issue.
Meantime, I spent $80 on a Cdn. ( I Live in B.C.) amazon Prime Membership/Subscription,
in order to get the Amazon Video app. & free shipping on some Items, but mostly for the Video App.
I have a Roku 4230 X, and I can't find the Amazon video on Roku, anywhere!
Can anyone help me, a naive, slightly Tech-Challenged but not ignorant, Grandma?
I also have an amazon.com Account, but never use it.
If I have to use a VPN, is there a decent FREE VPN, out there?
How do you set those up?
PLEASE help?
Thank You Everyone!
According to this thread:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Roku/comments/ ... in_canada/
https://blog.roku.com/blog/2016/12/05/c ... _features/

It looks like Amazon and Roku are pointing fingers and neither are willing to do anything about support. It just does not exist in Canada. I do not own a Roku so I can't help more than this.
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HDR10+ (HDR10 with dynamic metadata) content should be released within the next couple of months. Will only be available on Samsung 4k HDR TVs for now. So far, only Amazon has committed to streaming content in HDR10+, but Netflix is likely to follow.

Should be interesting to see how much it improves picture quality compared to static HDR10. And hopefully we'll get this content here in Canada.
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I'm not sure if this has been covered here before, but if you own an nVidia Shield TV box and DISABLE "location services" in the settings menu, the Amazon Prime Video app should automatically show up.

I presume that with "location services" on, it detects a Canadian IP address and disables the app.

Simply un-check the "use wifi to estimate location" option in the "personal" section of the settings menu.

Works great.
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Do they have an amazon prime video app for windows 10?
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I was just in the States, and was able to watch the Jean Claude Van Johnson and The Tick pilots... I really hope those shows come to Canada!
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Any updates on the Prime Video Canada content. Tested it out at launch - was not impressed - heard they added a lot since.
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id also like to get an update on the content that prime offers. can i stream HBO shows on prime canada like the sopranos, oz and the wire? if not are there other streaming services that ofer those shows?
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I have inquired with Prime service Canada if and when the UHD (4K) format for the different Amazon Originals will be available in Canada . I was told at end of July. The lack of UHD format is what is keeping me from subscribing to Prime. Eventually they will have to roll out the 4k format at some point. Let's hope it's at the end of July. There is always the US prime possibility but it is a headache with DNS sometime it works sometime it does not + you pay extra for those. My VPN sometime works sometime does not. Does somebody have identical or different news about this ? Thanks
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Umm...all their originals are in Ultra HD.

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