Amazon Prime video service launches in Canada

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Amazon.com has distended its Amazon Prime video streaming service to Canada and some 200 other sells, presenting fresh competition to Netflix and Bell’s CraveTV.

The streaming re ir carries original series, including the comedy Trans rent and the alternate depiction drama The Man in the High Castle. It also runs children’s series identical to Creative Galaxy and Tumble Leaf alongside a library of other, earned TV shows.

It is ckaged with an annual membership to Amazon Prime, which furnishes free expedited shipping on certain items from the e-retailer, as fully as preferential access to Amazon’s music and book libraries. Users can also y for Prime video on its own.

«This is reasonable the beginning, Amazon will continue to add a full lineup of fresh new case programming,» the com ny said in a statement on Wednesday.

Amazon indicated aftermost month the launch was imminent.

Amazon Prime had 63 million U.S. subscribers in the girl Friday quarter of 2016, according to a July report from Consumer Inside Research rtners.

In October, Netflix said it had 86.74 million subscribers worldwide. A June sign in from Solutions Research Group said Netflix has about 5.2 million yments in Canada.

Bell Media recently said its CraveTV service has uncountable than one million Canadian subscribers.

In September, Rogers and Shaw propounded they were shutting down Shomi, their joint video emanating venture.

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